I wanted to put this recipe out before you start seeing them. I love country wines and this is as country as they come. In my opinion nothing says homemade wine quite like Dandelion Wine. This is a recipe that I have used in the past and it works out pretty well.
When it comes to this wine, you want to make sure that you only have the pedals. The green bottom to it gives it a weird after flavor to the wine. This wine can be seem a little tedious considering you have to take off all of the green bottom but honestly, it sounds pretty clutch when you tell people, “I make dandelion wine”. So here is the recipe. Hope you enjoy and leave your comments and questions in the space provided below.
1 Gallon Batch
4 cups of dandelion petals
2 pounds granulated sugar
1 pound of light raisins
1 tablespoon acid blend
1 package Lavin d47 yeast
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient
1 ½ cups of room temp orange juice
- Take the petals, sugar and raisins mix in a bowl.
- Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil then rinse over raisins, sugar and petals.
- Mix all ingredients together minus the yeast including add acid, tannin and yeast nutrient
- Put in 1 gallon glass jug
- (If you add campden tablet let it sit for 24 hours with top and air lock)
- Pitch yeast and let it ferment for 2 weeks.
- Rack into secondary fermentation (glass jug)
- Let it sit for 4 – 6 months
- Add campden tablet, and stabilizer (pot.sorbate) wait until air lock has shown no more fermentation
- Add 6 ounces of sugar boiled in water
- Then bottle
Keep for a year before you drink.