Are Dandelions taking over your yard? Put those weeds to good use and make Dandelion Wine.
For years I have heard about Dandelion Wine and have wanted to make it. this year I finally attempted it and I was super impressed and glad I did! Dandelion Wine is a sweet dessert wine, made with dandelion petals, lemons and oranges; It tastes like summer in a glass. It is a bit time consuming brewing the wine, but it is well worth the effort! The recipe yield about 5 gallons of wine or about 24 wine bottles.
- 10.5 ounces of Dandelion Petals
- 4 Oranges
- 2 Lemon
- 13 pounds granulated sugar
- 2 packets of Lalvin Dried Wine Yeast EC-1118
(All this equipment can be purchased online or better yet, go visit your local homebrew store. They are fun to visit and the people there are generally a wealth of knowledge. In Colorado I love Quirky Homebrew and The Brew Hut
- Fermentation Crock
- Large Stockpot
- 6-Gallon Carboy and a 5 Gallon Carboy
- Star-San Sanitizer
- Brewing Auto-Siphon
- 6.5 Gallon plastic fermenter with lid
- Beer Bottle Filler
Step 1: Picking Dandelion Flowers
Step 1 is, by far, the most easy and most enjoyable of the process. Emily and I found a side ditch/canal where there were a … READ MORE...