I bought a wine making kit from a place that sold beer making kits. it basically was a large plastic jug with a small opening that a air release valve fit into.
You could use a stone crock, or glass crock for this.
The prep time is 2 weeks, couldn't put that in the prep time correctly because it didn't have a time slot that big.
1 qtblossems, no stems
4 qtcold water
1/2 ctepid water
1 lbseedless raisins
6 c(3 pounds) sugar
How to Make Dandelion Wine
- Measure generous quarts of washed blossoms into a large saucepan. Add the 4 qts of water and boil 30 minutes. The smell will be very strong, but don't worry the finished wine will be fine.
- Pour through a strainer, then pour through double thickness of cheese cloth, into a large glass, stone, or plastic container. You can buy the proper container from beer making outlets, or even online.
- I recommend a plastic wine making jug because they come with a air release valve.
- When cool, add yeast that's been disolved in the tepid water.
- Add raisins, sugar lemon and orange. Cut the lemons and oranges into small pieces, and leave the skins on.
- Let ferment for 2 weeks, stir every day. Just leave out on the counter top, don't refrigerate. I just swirled the jug around because couldn't get a spoon in there.
- Strain and let settle for a day.
- Strain through several thicknesses of cheese cloth until clear.
- Bottle, seal and refrigerate. This will get better as it sits, and will still have some sediment in it. I always waited for at least 1 week before drinking.