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Re: RE: vinca/dandelions/now wine recipe


oh, man, bonnie. this is my kind of science project. thank you. [i wonder where i can get dandelions?]
maybe i'll try one or two of them with starfruit or guavas next season.


At 08:03 AM 3/3/03 -0500, you wrote:
Take your pick

Dandelion Wine I
1 gallon flower heads without the tiniest piece of stalk
3 lb sugar
1 oz yeast
1 gallon water
2 lemons

Remove petals as directed for clover wine. Put the petals in the
fermenting vessel and pour on three quarts of water---boiling and leave to
soak for seven days, well covered.

Stir daily, and cover again at once. Strain ;and wring out fairly tightly
and return the liquor to the fermenting vessel. Boil half the sugar in a
pint of water and when cool add to the liquor, then add the yeast and
juice of two lemons.

Cover as directed and ferment for seven days. Then pour carefully into a
gallon jar, leaving as much deposit as you can behind. After this, boil
the rest of the sugar in the remaining pint of water and when cool add to
the rest. Cover as directed or fit fermentation lock and leave until all
fermentation has ceased.

Dandelion II
2 quarts dandelion heads
2 1/2 lbs preserving sugar (3 lbs if a sweet wine is desired)
4 oranges
1 gallon water
Yeast and nutrient

Pick the flowers when the sun is on them and they are fully open. Use the
whole head (but no stem) and do not bother to pick off the individual
petals, which is an exasperating and unnecessary chore. Pour the boiling
water over the flowers and leave for two days. boil the mixture for 10
minutes with the orange peel (no white pith) and strain through muslin on
to the sugar. When cool add the fruit juice, yeast, and yeast
nutrient. Keep in a warm place, closely covered, for four days, then pour
into fermenting jar and fit trap. Leave till it clears, then siphon off
into clean bottles. This makes an excellent white table wine.

Dandelion III
5 pints water
2 quarts dandelions
3 lbs sugar }
1 1/2 teaspoons citric acid } 3 pints syrup gravity 300
1 1/2 pints water }
2 lemons
all-purpose wine yeast starter
1 yeast nutrient tablet
1/2 teaspoon grape tannin
cooled, boiled water

Make up a fermentation starter with the yeast 2 days before preparing the must.

Clean and sterilise the required equipment, and measure up fermentation
jar. Bring the 5 pints water to the boil, put the dandelions in a
polythene pail, macerate with a wooden spoon and pour over the boiling
water. Cover and leave for 2-3 days---no longer---stirring each day and
replacing the cover. Make up the syrup, with the sugar, citric acid and
water and allow to cool. Strain the must through a nylon sieve into a
fresh polythene pail. Add the syrup, finely grated lemon rind, and stir in
the lemon juice, yeast starter, nutrient tablet and tannin.

Cover and ferment in a warm place for 7 days. Strain through a nylon sieve
into a fermentation jar, top up to 1-gallon with cooled, boiled water and
fit fermentation lock.

Allow to ferment until clear and then rack. Rack again 3 months later and
bottle two months after that. This gives you a dry wine which is ready to
drink after about 9 months. For a medium wine, use an extra 8 oz. sugar in
the syrup.

Other stuff: My wine recipe book says that the root wines are "commonly
known as 'carrot whisky' or 'potato Scotch'...and, make no mistake about
it, these wines do develop many of the characteristics of whisky when kept
a long time...for trouble-free root wine it is best to use old roots, that
is, main crop thaat have been stored."

Bonnie 6+ ETN





At 08:54 AM 3/2/03 -0600, you wrote:
>Bonnie darlin' - don't suppose you ran across a recipe in your travels,
>have you?? If so, do share!
>
>thanks - Pam
>
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: "Bonnie M. Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2003 07:02:27 -0500
>
> >Dandelion wine is delicious. If you pluck the yellow from the green of the
> >dandelion, you will notice a sweet aroma...makes you understand why bees,
> >etc., gather to dandelion and how you could make wine of such. The British
> >make wine of everything...years ago found a little British book of wine
> >making...recipes included limp root vegetables and used tea leaves...maybe
> >that is why no one mentions British wine as top.
> >Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >At 08:48 PM 3/1/03 -0600, you wrote:
> >>Young dandelion greens aren't bad in a salad actually. And I've heard of
> >>dandelion wine of all things. Never sampled any though. Hmmm. If it's
> >>any good, I've got enough raw material to make a vat full!!
> >>
> >>
> >>Pam
> >>
> >>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> >>From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> >>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >>Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 20:12:12 -0600
> >>
> >> >You must be Italian :)
> >> >
> >> >Actually I have a cookbook with hundreds of recipes using native plants.
> >> >Can't say I eat them, but interesting reading none the less.
> >> >
> >> >Donna
> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> They eat them! In fact, you can get seeds for dandelion cultivars
> >> >(more
> >> >> tasty, I presume!).
> >> >> Cathy
> >> >> On Friday, February 28, 2003, at 03:27 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > I believe that every plant has a purpose..for sure. Even
> >> >dandelions.
> >> >> > :-)
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Jesse Rene' Bell
> >> >> > Claremore, OK
> >> >> > Zone 6
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> From: romans810@juno.com
> >> >> >> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> >> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> >> >> Subject: [CHAT] Re: [CHAT vinca
> >> >> >> Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 13:02:59 -0800
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> the vinca
> >> >> >> The day I had my chemo, The Dr. & I talked about plants used in
> >> >> >> research
> >> >> >> & he said Vinca was one of many they're looking at. God created
> >> >these
> >> >> >> for
> >> >> >> a purpose.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Tony Veca <><
> >> >> >> Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
> >> >> >> Vancouver, WA
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> On Fri, 28 Feb 2003 11:28:47 -0600 "Tricia"
> >> ><pdickson@nts-online.net>
> >> >> >> writes:
> >> >> >> > Gene,
> >> >> >> > Thanks so much for the information. I love the vinca and it
> >> >makes
> >> >> >> > the spot
> >> >> >> > under the maple trees where I don't have to mow . I do use it in
> >> >> >> > pots
> >> >> >> > too... and with a blue hosta sounds wonderful.
> >> >> >> > Thanks again,
> >> >> >> > Tricia
> >> >> >> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> >> >> > From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
> >> >> >> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> >> >> > Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 6:27 AM
> >> >> >> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Question re: Astilbe
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > > Hello Tricia,
> >> >> >> > > Yes, we do move the containers to a protected spot. We have
> >> >a
> >> >> >> > place
> >> >> >> > > behind the garage out of the prevailing winter winds. We make a
> >> >> >> > "room" of
> >> >> >> > > bales of straw the size we need each early winter, them move
> >> >the
> >> >> >> > pots into
> >> >> >> > > this holding area. Large pots in the middle, the smaller ones
> >> >out
> >> >> >> > near the
> >> >> >> > > bales. Sometimes we stuff leaves in between the containers, but
> >> >do
> >> >> >> > not
> >> >> >> > cover
> >> >> >> > > the tops. Want them to breathe and not get soggy during the
> >> >cold.
> >> >> >> > I do not
> >> >> >> > > remember loosing anything in this manner that was perennial to
> >> >> >> > begin with.
> >> >> >> > > In another month we will get the containers out, begin to
> >> >move
> >> >> >> > them
> >> >> >> > into
> >> >> >> > > position. Too early to go for the tender perennials and annuals
> >> >as
> >> >> >> > yet. If
> >> >> >> > > your variegated vinca is all that aggressive, why not place it
> >> >in
> >> >> >> > a large
> >> >> >> > > container for trailing with one of the big blue hosta?
> >> >> >> > > Gene E. Bush
> >> >> >> > > Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> >> >> >> > > www.munchkinnursery.com
> >> >> >> > > genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> >> >> >> > > Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > ----- Original Message -----
> >> >> >> > > > Gene,
> >> >> >> > > > I am going to try putting my hostas in pots... I have some
> >> >> >> > wonderful
> >> >> >> > > hostas
> >> >> >> > > > but have thought this year the variegated vinca is going to
> >> >be
> >> >> >> > so
> >> >> >> > > aggressive
> >> >> >> > > > that I might have to move them. Do you move the pots to a
> >> >more
> >> >> >> > protected
> >> >> >> > > > area during the winter?
> >> >> >> > > > Tricia
> >> >> >> > > > zone 6b
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >
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> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Tony Veca <><
> >> >> >> Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
> >> >> >> Vancouver, WA
> >> >> >>
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> >>Kemp TX/zone 8A
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