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How to Make Dandelion Wine

  • Author: Chris

Description

Make this slightly sweet, tonic wine from young-fresh dandelion flowers.


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Ingredients

  • 1 gallon young, organic, dandelion flowers
  • 3 organic oranges, chopped, including skin, seeds, and juice
  • 3 organic lemons, chopped, including skin, seeds, and juice
  • 1 cup of organic raisins
  • 6 cups of honey or white sugar

Instructions

  1. Gather 1 gallon of young, open, dandelion flowers in the morning
  2. In a large bucket, sterilized before hand, put the dandelion flowers.  Cover with 2 gallons of boiled, still hot water.  Cover the bucket with a cheese cloth and let sit for 3 days.   Strain out the golden liquid.
  3. In a large pot, bring liquid to the simmer.
  4. Dissolve honey or sugar completely, simmer for 30 min.  Take off of heat.  Allow to cool to lukewarm.
  5. Strain liquid.
  6. Add 2 packages of champagne yeast to 1 cup of the liquid.  Once dissolved and active, return to vat.  Stir well.
  7. Add 1 package yeast nutrient and stir well.
  8. Bottle in 2 glass 1 gallon jugs.  (I used glass jugs that apple cider comes in).  Place wine fermentation lock.
  9. Allow to ferment for 4 weeks or until fermentation stops.  Decant and bottle in clean, sterilized wine bottles.
  10. Cork.  Store for 4 to 6 months before using.

Notes

This wine is a medicinal wine.  Especially good for winter colds, flu, and general malaise.  It is tonic, rich in vitamins, and detoxifying.

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