Easy Honeysuckle Wine

 

When I go on hikes and can start to smell the honeysuckles in bloom, I know that it is time to make this wine.  Honeysuckle wine usually turns out to be a pretty dry wine.  Over the years I have ended up making it more of a mead then anything else.  This one is pretty easy to make though.

It’s best to use the flower part of the honeysuckle not the stem.

One suggestion that I don’t include in this recipe is that you might want to back sweeten this wine with more honey. 

 

 

honey suckle

 

 

Yield: 1 Gallon

6 cups honeysuckle flower petals (loosely packed)

7.5 pints of water

  • 2 lbs Honey

2 tsp acid blend

  • 1/8 tsp tannin
  • 1 tsp yeast nutrient
  • Champagne wine yeast

 

Directions

  • Take flowers and rinse off
  • Put flowers in a small pot
  • Add 1 quart water and bring to a simmer.
  • Let pedals steep for 3 hours  
  • Bring water and honey up to boil (2 parts water 1 part honey)
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • Add honey mixture and flower mixture into primary while straining out flower pedals
  • Add all remaining ingredients
  • Let wine ferment until vigorous fermentation is completed
  • Rack into secondary and fit airlock
  • Let wine sit for 30 days, rack
  • Set aside for 6 months
  • Rack again in 3 months
  • Bottle and put into wait for 6 months to drink

 

 

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2 Replies to “Easy Honeysuckle Wine”

  1. Hello Keith, First we appreciate your support of jay’s brewing. We are happy to know that your excited to try our honeysuckle wine recipe. That being said we are also always excited to hear back about how recipes turn out. We would love to know how it goes. Thanks again Keith.

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