Post by Mystical Journey on Mar 7, 2012 22:36:38 GMT -8
• 1gallon water • 4 qts. dandelion flowers (picked that day) • 3 lbs. granulated sugar • 4 lemons • 4 oranges • 1 cup white raisins • 1 tsp. yeast nutrient or all-purpose wine yeast Bring water to boiling in a saucepan. Meanwhile wash flowers and trim all stalk away. Place flowers into primary vat. Pour boiling water over top. Stir and cover. Set aside for 7 days, stirring twice a day. Slowly pour through a nylon straining bag into a clean vat. Squeeze bag to extract all possible liquid. Add sugar. Cut lemons and oranges, including the peels, to quarter-inch pieces. Add to vat. Add raisins. Stir well to dissolve sugar. Add yeast. Stir daily for 10 days. Strain into large glass vat with airlock lid. Close air lock. Set aside until wine clears. Rack and set aside 2 months. Rack and set aside to age 4 more months. Transfer to bottles and cellar 6 months before drinking.
SpiderHawk, Vila (2011-08-17). Forest Song Cookbook (Kindle Locations 149-158). Vila SpiderHawk. Kindle Edition.