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    Dandelion wine recipe

    Pick 2 quarts (1 lb.) of unsprayed, fully- opened dandelion flowers without
    stems. They are open in morning to afternoon. Put in polyethylene bucket
    and pour 1 gallon boiling water over them. Cover, let sit for 48 hrs., no
    longer. Return water and flowers to a large, stainless steel (not aluminum)
    pot. Add peels only of 4 oranges. Bring to boil and boil 15 minutes.

    Cover and let cool. Strain into large container through collander
    lined with muslin or thick cheescloth. If not well strained, repeat. Add
    2 and 1/2 lbs. of sugar to strained juice, stirring with clean spoon to
    dissolve. When room temp., add packet of wine yeast and yeast nutrient
    according to package directions.

    Pour into two, 1 gallon bottles fitted with airlocks or, better, a single,
    2 gallon or greater fermentation container with airlock. MUST have an
    airlock as fermentation produces enough CO2 to explode bottles! Cost
    about $.75, I think. Keep at room temp. in closet or other area.

    Siphon off into clean bottles when wine is clear -- a few weeks,
    depending on temp. Store vertically in cool basement, cellar. Don't
    cap tightly unless you refrigerate! Can start up fermentation and gas
    again. Make in May, drink at Christmas. Aging makes even better.
    Cheers!

  • #2
    Oh the memories this recipe brings back!! My dad and all his brothers used to make homemeade wine, one of which was dandelion! It was the job of me, my sibs and all my cousins to pick the dandelion flowers. I can still remember all of their weekend "tasting parties"

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    • #3
      Dad made this every year but let me tell you it is so much better with citrus slices added to it during fermentation.........OH YEAH!!!!

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      • #4
        Re: Dandelion wine recipe

        Where do you buy the airlocks? I love wine. I have heard of Dandilion wine, but never tried it. Can you use a balloon for the fermenting process?
        Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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        • #5
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          I also need to know about where I can find the yeast too. Tell me where to find everything so I won't bug you anymore. Thanks a whole bunch! I will be collecting Dandilions come Spring.....
          Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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          • #6
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            Man, does this post bring back memories! I remember many moons ago when my dad was stationed in Denver he started a new hobby .... making wine. One weekend he has my girlfirend and I scour the neighbors yard for dandilions. My memory failmes me now .... I don't know if he ever made the wine. I remember my girlfriend and I picked the weeds all day and only filled up about 1/2 a brown garbage bag

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            • #7
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              Man this sure does bring back memories. My Gramps use to make Dandelion wine and also Beet wine every year. I never did have the guts to try it, but he sure did like it.

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              • #8
                Re: Dandelion wine recipe

                You can make wine out of just about anything. My FIL made some once out of POTATOES!!! I didn't think it would be good, but it was...and it was VERY STRONG too...lol!
                Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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                • #9
                  Re: Dandelion wine recipe

                  I tried this, its really nice. Plz post some more type of wine if u have anyone.
                  Good work keep posting more.
                  Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Dandelion wine recipe

                    I made Dandelion wine once and tested it in the chem lab. It was about 17% alcohol!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Dandelion wine recipe

                      All I know is ....
                      I have made red wine a few times and it had a powerful kick to it...
                      Now I know why....
                      17% alcohol? OMG!!!
                      Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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                      • #12
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                        Last year my mother told me she saved a bottle of dandelion wine I had made over 30 years ago. Yuck! I'll bet it's vinegar by now. Probably wouldn't even make a good salad dressing.

                        I dug the old recipe out of the catacombs. Here 'tis.

                        Dandelion Wine

                        3 gallons boiling water
                        2 quarts dandelion blossoms
                        8 pounds sugar
                        2 lemons & 2 oranges cut in slices
                        1 egg white beaten stiff
                        1 package yeast

                        Put blossoms, sugar, fruit and water in a bucket or crock. When lukewarm, add yeast and egg white. Let stand for 9 days, strain and bottle. Add 1 pound of raisins to each gallon of juice, cap with airlocks and age in a cool place until fermentation stops. Filter and rebottle.

                        This wine gets its kick from all the sugar. Since it's a simple fruit wine it won't improve with age. Drink it young.

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                        • #13
                          I also need to know about where I can find the yeast too. Tell me where to find everything so I won't bug you anymore. Thanks a whole bunch! I will be collecting Dandilions come Spring.....

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                          • #14
                            Where do you buy the airlocks? I love wine. I have heard of Dandilion wine, but never tried it. Can you use a balloon for the fermenting process?

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