How to Make Dandelion Wine
- Put dandelion's in a large kettle with gallon of boiling water. Let stand, covered for 3 days.
- Grate all the zest from the lemons and oranges, add to the kettle, bring to boil, boil for 15 minutes. Strain the zest from liquid.
- When the liquid is luke warm, add the juice from the lemons and oranges, sugar and yeast cake. NOTE: Yeast cakes are fresher than packaged and is moist, dissolving better in the liquid. Stir to dissolve sugar. Cover.
- Stand liquid in a warm place for one week. After the week, strain liquid, cover and let stand for 3 more weeks. After three weeks it is ready to bottle.
NOTE: This recipe is from the late 1800's, early 1900's. They didn't have the fermenting plugs and cool gadgets available today.