Printable Dandelion Wine Labels. WOW!!!!!!!!! I’d probably try doctoring some and leaving some “as is”, and taste again in 6 months to a year. The dandelion wine is then strained again and poured into sterilized bottles and left in a cool place to mature for at least six months. I wasn’t sure if they were supposed to be saved and put back in the crock. If you don't want to send the wine fruit to the compost pile, try Dandelion Wine Fruitcake. lol – it’s funny. Now thanks to you I can make my own. Part 1 (Greens), Dandelions: Friend or Foe? Or is it like bread and you dont want to disturb it while the yeast is working? Water (4-5 times the volume of dandelion petals) 4 oranges, sliced; 1 lemon, sliced; 32 cups sugar (sugar is essential in creating alcohol … Most places give back like 15c for bottles, so offer them a quarter or something. It was potent and very delicious. At worst, you’re likely to end up with a strange vinegar. I haven’t tried it because of the higher risk of accidentally making a batch of vinegar, but in the original version of Wild Fermentation, the author reserves about half a cup of petals to add until after the wine cools. I have been looking at what I thought were dandelions in my yard, only to discover I have a mixture of cat’s ear, hawkweed and dandelion. I don’t have a carboy unfortunately as this is my first time at making this wine. OK I am sorry if this is ridiculous, but…are the petals firmly packed or loose? Lees can be left in, but the bottom of the bottles will have a more yeasty flavor profile. I believe grandma used bread yeast, and the old book “How to Make Wine in Your Own Kitchen” (1963) includes a number of recipes with a slice of bread or small amount of wheat biscuit cereal paired with bread yeast for fermenting. 3 pounds will run you about $15 and displace about a liter of liquid (Should be more than enough for 1-2 gallons). General rule of thumb – if there’s sugar and yeast, it will ferment. Quarts ? I also love to find ways to incorporate wild weeds and herbs into everything. I hope you'll stop back and let me know how your brew turns out. I don’t have all the ingredients (thanks covid-19) but I should be able to get them all within three days, and since I was able to start the petals steeping I figure I’m ok. Sure glad we found your site. Hi… So my brew has steeped for three days, perhaps minus a few hours, lol, and today I noticed that both jars of steeping petals/flowers looked a tiny bit murky, and when I pulled off the lid to continue the recipe, they were bubbling slightly, and smelled unappealing, lol! Thats what I did! but wondering if anyone has tried it, and what it does to the flavour? Wine Dandelion Drinking Funny Wine And Dandelion Lover Pullover Sweatshirt. I can’t wait to try the Dandelion wine recipe. My question is can I add this batch with the other? Do I need to move it to a larger stockpot for fermenting so it doesn’t run over? We’re fermenting now and the fruit is sitting on top the bubbles, should I stir it back into the liquid? Without our readers, it’s just me yammering to myself on the internet. I’m concerned about the preservatives, dyes, and pesticides used to grow boxed grapes. Dandelion wine is wine made from the flowers of the dandelion plant. It’s sweeter than a riesling, but not as syrupy as some dessert wines. The packets of yeast I’ve used say that they are good for up to 5 gallons of product, so odds are you won’t need extra packets of yeast for 5 gallons of wine. I love how you involve your boys to help. For long term wine storage, a cool, dark location is best. I just love dandelion and chamomile together. Wine out of dandelions? Maybe a friend wouldn’t mind you harvesting? I’d like to ask whether in a separate saucepan with a little extra water I can whizz up and boil the raisins, oranges and lemon flesh so that I can get all the contents straight into my air-locked container (demijohn x2)? Either invest in the commercial cleaners (they’re not very pricey and a little goes a long way), or simply wash as well as possible with regular dish soap and hot water. Wondering if you can help since I’ve scoured the internet now and can’t find a clear answer. I don’t know where to find fresh yeast, the grocery store don’t carry them no longer and I couldn’t find it at a health food store either. lol. Kinda like using sap for maple beer. I wrote a post last year and forgot to link it – dandelion wine fruitcake, made with the fruit leftover from winemaking. A lot of the cheesecloth sold now is thin garbage. I noticed there’s some sediment in the bottom of the bottles I could try straining out again? Citrus and blueberry are a classic pairing, so if you wanted to experiment, I’d probably start there, but I’m not sure how the blueberries would play off the raisins. I don’t say flowers, I say petals. So lovely to find this kind of support online! Ewwwwwww! I’ve never seen a dandelion wine recipe with other add ins – but fruit has sugar, so it will ferment. It has been fermenting in a crockpot for nearly two weeks, it is still bubbling a little so not yet finished. While it’s referred to as dandelion wine, it’s closer to liquor. Hello Laurie, this is awesome, my grandpa made many wines out of fruits, I was too little to remember what all he used but remember the large dijon glass bottles. This is the home of Breitenbach Wine Cellars, exclusive producer of an extensive array of award-winning grape, fresh fruit, and berry wines and Dandelion wine! This is what I normally do because I’m not too fussy, and the flavor was still good. We pulled our basic dandelion wine recipe from The Foxfire Book: Volume 2. Cover with a towel to keep dust out and let steep for three days. I will definitely try again. New bottles are like $2 each. Hello, my dandelion wine has greasy globules floating on top. I do normally buy organic raisins to reduce the contaminant level. The end product is not very sweet. If you prefer to do the initial ferment in an airlocked container that’s fine, as long as you can clean it out well after you’re done brewing. Firmly packed is preferred. Or does this process prevent that? Thank you for your reply. For this winter, I think I will mix it with some of my raspberry cordial. You’ve also sparked my wine-making curiosity now, I am already coming up with ideas for the next wine I will try to make, I am thinking of something with licorice and blueberries could be nice, those are 2 popular ingredients here in Finland. Many dogs do have the favorite spots that they like to mark, so you can tell by damaged foliage, but it’s not always obvious. Also I have lalvin, which I know you use the whole pk. I would think it should take less than a month in most cases. Because that would make a lot of difference. (The doors are half doors, so can be partially closed to keep animals out.) On the counter is fine. It seems like they would all be the same! I am very excited to try this! Dandelion Wine Recipe You'll start by making a basic dandelion wine. Another question. Once picked, it doesn’t take long for the blossoms to start closing, and then the petals become difficult to remove. (Boy photos are from 2010. If corker, a corker works best, although I have seen corks forced in with a rubber mallet. (As long as fermentation was done of course. Hi We are going to further the experiment by sugaring half (referment) and bottling the rest. Remove from heat, strain out solids. First off, this is best made with fresh flower petals. Thanks. Should we add more yeast and sugar (dissolved in water), to re-ferment? Using sound judgment to be more self-reliant. I now have enough for another batch. Is it ok to save the dandelions in a ziplock bag and store in the refrigerator or freezer until I have enough to make full fill my recipe? But not Bill Clinton as that may turn them rancid. But what we’re going to do next time is put them in water right away after getting a cupful, so they dont wilt. Not properly sterilizing all implements is a recipe for disaster. Thanks for any help you can give! I made it one year but was so worn out by it all I never managed it again–so far. I’d try to get the raisin out, as it will keep the fermentation going longer and make your wine murky, but if you’re not fussy about your brew, it could stay. Those fresh flower petals are best picked off of their bases ASAP once they’ve been picked. It’s tough to put a firm timeline on when the wine will stop fermenting, as it varies significantly with conditions. My mom and I went to Wisconsin years and years ago and found a place up there that sold it. Is there a way I could add less sugar to make it only a hint of sweetness and add other spices that don’t hinder fermentation? . Some add lemon too, and others ginger. You start picking, and it seems like it would be a lot to pick, but it’s not. I don’t, because I have a mild reaction to them. a couple of questions, though: I have looked at what others have to say about wine-making in general and I’m wondering if I need to add sulfites to the recipe? If one wanted to do commercial brewing, it would be required, along with a myriad of other sanitation rules. Still confused whether you are required to collect 3 quarts of blooms then pick the petals from them or if you are required to collect 3 quarts total of straight petals?? I’ve read you add sugar syrup once the fermenting has stopped entirely and right before bottling. ★☆ Interesting. Some cloudiness is not unusual, especially if you didn’t rack more than once. They all seem to stick with lemons and oranges (assuming those are for acidification). Thank you for your kind words, Joanie. The alcohol content may be high so caution is advised on first drinking. If you're going to get serious about making wines, I highly suggest purchasing … Therefore, it is important to avoid temperature fluctuations. I personally like to stir daily, but many do not, especially those who are concerned with wild yeast getting in the brew. Just want to be sure we’re not spending a lot of time on bottles of bad wine, no that we haven’t been having fun with this! The commercial yeasts are bred to hold their own and crowd out the competition. I ask because there is a good chance that I start a second batch before actually tasting this one. (Just watch one of those TV cooking competitions where a contestant throws the whole pantry into one dish.) Yes, you can stockpile petals. The floating bread was commonly used in combination with bread yeast, or as an assist to catch wild yeast. I decided to come and ask you how it is supposed to smell after the 3 days of steeping. I forgot to let the mixture cool before I added the fruit and wine yeast. I left ALL the sepals on and there was no bitterness at all! Well you take a recipe, follow it and BAM you have your brew. Were your petals fairly clean? They will continue to grow for a few more weeks, I did this because I remember my mom's recipe having peelings in it. At http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/sugar.asp, they say: We tend to think of honey as liquid sugar — a super-thick syrup flavored with various flower nectars. The petals do get sterilized by the boiling water poured over them, so if you’re comfortable with “close enough”…. I actually have 5 bottles from sparkling lemonade. It’s easy for them to become dominated by vinegar yeasts. See if they reinflate again. Go to https://www.unitconverters.net/, and select volume, then pick your desired measurements from the lists. What do you do with the deliciously plump raisins afterwards? Is it normal for it to vary so much from bottle to bottle? Also, as an information seeker myself, I hate it when I go to a website, have questions, and can’t get through to anyone. http://www.simplycanning.com/dandelion-jelly.html. Now that I have them steeping I came back and read through the comments. Take a small sip of the booze and see what it tastes like. How? Jaynie. I always try to treat others like I would want to be treated. Thanks. Rinse well, and let things dry in a sunny window for a little more sterilization via the UV rays. During fermentation in a large crock covered with a towel, my liquid reduced to about half (I live in a dry climate) – I’m wondering if I can add water or something? Should I (can I) top up to leave less headspace under the airlock? being added in to the recipe, don't be. I do have sediments – no problem. Did you rack the wine, & if so how many times? Dandelion wine typically has a moderate alcohol content and is made by combining the petals with sugar, some kind of acid, like lemon juice, and other winemaking chemicals. Thanks for the advice. A little more or a little less won’t make a huge difference in the recipe. Can I add another packet of wine yeast now that it is cool? You just read the answer. I live about an hour away from the collection site I have picked out and plan to use them immediately, but I’m concerned they may spoil or lose some of their perkiness , moisture, and potentially flavor before I use them. but would age beautifully too." Sorry, one more question! However, dandelion flower wine was considered so therapeutic to the kidneys and digestive system that it was deemed medicinal even for the ladies.“. I haven’t come across any recipes online. The result is a sweet, white wine, thought by some to be medicinal. If you need to store the petals, keep them frozen, not refrigerated. Good luck with your wine! Could be. I went out collecting dandelions to try making dandelion honey (before attempting wine) and only had about 1/2 a cup all up. Raisins add body to the wine, increasing it’s viscosity and causing the flavors of the wine to linger on the tongue. There are many different recipes for it, which have been handed down from generation to generation over hundreds of years, each of which may differ slightly in both ingredients and method. I’m devastated. Has anyone ever tried adding other fruit or (juice) to it like raspberries or blueberries during the fruit fermentation process? Could you provide more information? Working on making this right now. Due to high temperature indicators, the wine will lose its delicate taste, and due to low temperatures, it will stop ripening. http://pixiespocket.com/2011/05/recipe-box-dandelion-fritters.html. Part 1 (Greens) I say “mistake” though it was purposeful because we live in town and I don’t trust the blooms not to have been contaminated. And if I can, do I just put the lid on loosely? It's funny since I started harvesting dandelions a few years ago….well, I had less go to seed and less dandelions in the yard now! Traditionally, dandelion picking was a summertime activity in which the whole family got involved. I just finished added the yeast and my wine is currently bubbling away in the kitchen, so it seems it is going well so far, really looking forward to the next stage in a few weeks when i get to bottle it up and spend the next 6 months being super excited about how it will turn out, should be ready just in time for Christmas, perfect! I see it s been almost a year. lol – 4 acres could be a lot of dandelions. (Again, concerned about sweetness). Finish peeling the citrus, and slice them into thin rounds. To catch the wild yeasts, at least from most recipes that I have seen, the initial ferment should be done in an open crock covered with cloth to keep bugs out. I also have red star it says 1 pk for 5 gallons, do I follow your recipe or yeast pk, and cut it down for a gallon? Dandelion wine recipes have come a long way from just the basic recipe, though. I am currently steeping the petals One thing I noticed… I've never made any kind of wine before, just kombucha, so I read the directions before going out to harvest. Benefits of Dandelion Plus How to Use Greens, Seeds, Roots & Flowers, http://www.5degreesofweirdness.blogspot.com, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00434CB74/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=commosensehom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00434CB74, http://www.simplycanning.com/dandelion-jelly.html, Dandelions: Friend or Foe? Now, it’s clear and delicious! 5 grams (0.176 oz) – this should be wine yeast or champagne yeast, not bread yeast or nutritional yeast or other yeast. I’ve got my petals steeping in a crock now. In fact, is it possible to not strain anything till later, (post initial fermenting)? What about empty 500ml plastic bottles? Can I add them when they arrive? Recipe looks super fun and my (2) quarts of petals are steeping currently. I was trying to get 3 quarts of petals but I see now that is not what you meant. It is now September 1st and the balloons are STILL inflated. For a 1 gallon batch, that will give you roughly a 11%-14%abv wine. Hi there! 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I wasn’t sure if they were supposed to be saved and put back in the crock. If you don't want to send the wine fruit to the compost pile, try Dandelion Wine Fruitcake. lol – it’s funny. Now thanks to you I can make my own. Part 1 (Greens), Dandelions: Friend or Foe? Or is it like bread and you dont want to disturb it while the yeast is working? Water (4-5 times the volume of dandelion petals) 4 oranges, sliced; 1 lemon, sliced; 32 cups sugar (sugar is essential in creating alcohol … Most places give back like 15c for bottles, so offer them a quarter or something. It was potent and very delicious. At worst, you’re likely to end up with a strange vinegar. I haven’t tried it because of the higher risk of accidentally making a batch of vinegar, but in the original version of Wild Fermentation, the author reserves about half a cup of petals to add until after the wine cools. I have been looking at what I thought were dandelions in my yard, only to discover I have a mixture of cat’s ear, hawkweed and dandelion. I don’t have a carboy unfortunately as this is my first time at making this wine. OK I am sorry if this is ridiculous, but…are the petals firmly packed or loose? Lees can be left in, but the bottom of the bottles will have a more yeasty flavor profile. I believe grandma used bread yeast, and the old book “How to Make Wine in Your Own Kitchen” (1963) includes a number of recipes with a slice of bread or small amount of wheat biscuit cereal paired with bread yeast for fermenting. 3 pounds will run you about $15 and displace about a liter of liquid (Should be more than enough for 1-2 gallons). General rule of thumb – if there’s sugar and yeast, it will ferment. Quarts ? I also love to find ways to incorporate wild weeds and herbs into everything. I hope you'll stop back and let me know how your brew turns out. I don’t have all the ingredients (thanks covid-19) but I should be able to get them all within three days, and since I was able to start the petals steeping I figure I’m ok. Sure glad we found your site. Hi… So my brew has steeped for three days, perhaps minus a few hours, lol, and today I noticed that both jars of steeping petals/flowers looked a tiny bit murky, and when I pulled off the lid to continue the recipe, they were bubbling slightly, and smelled unappealing, lol! Thats what I did! but wondering if anyone has tried it, and what it does to the flavour? Wine Dandelion Drinking Funny Wine And Dandelion Lover Pullover Sweatshirt. I can’t wait to try the Dandelion wine recipe. My question is can I add this batch with the other? Do I need to move it to a larger stockpot for fermenting so it doesn’t run over? We’re fermenting now and the fruit is sitting on top the bubbles, should I stir it back into the liquid? Without our readers, it’s just me yammering to myself on the internet. I’m concerned about the preservatives, dyes, and pesticides used to grow boxed grapes. Dandelion wine is wine made from the flowers of the dandelion plant. It’s sweeter than a riesling, but not as syrupy as some dessert wines. The packets of yeast I’ve used say that they are good for up to 5 gallons of product, so odds are you won’t need extra packets of yeast for 5 gallons of wine. I love how you involve your boys to help. For long term wine storage, a cool, dark location is best. I just love dandelion and chamomile together. Wine out of dandelions? Maybe a friend wouldn’t mind you harvesting? I’d like to ask whether in a separate saucepan with a little extra water I can whizz up and boil the raisins, oranges and lemon flesh so that I can get all the contents straight into my air-locked container (demijohn x2)? Either invest in the commercial cleaners (they’re not very pricey and a little goes a long way), or simply wash as well as possible with regular dish soap and hot water. Wondering if you can help since I’ve scoured the internet now and can’t find a clear answer. I don’t know where to find fresh yeast, the grocery store don’t carry them no longer and I couldn’t find it at a health food store either. lol. Kinda like using sap for maple beer. I wrote a post last year and forgot to link it – dandelion wine fruitcake, made with the fruit leftover from winemaking. A lot of the cheesecloth sold now is thin garbage. I noticed there’s some sediment in the bottom of the bottles I could try straining out again? Citrus and blueberry are a classic pairing, so if you wanted to experiment, I’d probably start there, but I’m not sure how the blueberries would play off the raisins. I don’t say flowers, I say petals. So lovely to find this kind of support online! Ewwwwwww! I’ve never seen a dandelion wine recipe with other add ins – but fruit has sugar, so it will ferment. It has been fermenting in a crockpot for nearly two weeks, it is still bubbling a little so not yet finished. While it’s referred to as dandelion wine, it’s closer to liquor. Hello Laurie, this is awesome, my grandpa made many wines out of fruits, I was too little to remember what all he used but remember the large dijon glass bottles. This is the home of Breitenbach Wine Cellars, exclusive producer of an extensive array of award-winning grape, fresh fruit, and berry wines and Dandelion wine! This is what I normally do because I’m not too fussy, and the flavor was still good. We pulled our basic dandelion wine recipe from The Foxfire Book: Volume 2. Cover with a towel to keep dust out and let steep for three days. I will definitely try again. New bottles are like $2 each. Hello, my dandelion wine has greasy globules floating on top. I do normally buy organic raisins to reduce the contaminant level. The end product is not very sweet. If you prefer to do the initial ferment in an airlocked container that’s fine, as long as you can clean it out well after you’re done brewing. Firmly packed is preferred. Or does this process prevent that? Thank you for your reply. For this winter, I think I will mix it with some of my raspberry cordial. You’ve also sparked my wine-making curiosity now, I am already coming up with ideas for the next wine I will try to make, I am thinking of something with licorice and blueberries could be nice, those are 2 popular ingredients here in Finland. Many dogs do have the favorite spots that they like to mark, so you can tell by damaged foliage, but it’s not always obvious. Also I have lalvin, which I know you use the whole pk. I would think it should take less than a month in most cases. Because that would make a lot of difference. (The doors are half doors, so can be partially closed to keep animals out.) On the counter is fine. It seems like they would all be the same! I am very excited to try this! Dandelion Wine Recipe You'll start by making a basic dandelion wine. Another question. Once picked, it doesn’t take long for the blossoms to start closing, and then the petals become difficult to remove. (Boy photos are from 2010. If corker, a corker works best, although I have seen corks forced in with a rubber mallet. (As long as fermentation was done of course. Hi We are going to further the experiment by sugaring half (referment) and bottling the rest. Remove from heat, strain out solids. First off, this is best made with fresh flower petals. Thanks. Should we add more yeast and sugar (dissolved in water), to re-ferment? Using sound judgment to be more self-reliant. I now have enough for another batch. Is it ok to save the dandelions in a ziplock bag and store in the refrigerator or freezer until I have enough to make full fill my recipe? But not Bill Clinton as that may turn them rancid. But what we’re going to do next time is put them in water right away after getting a cupful, so they dont wilt. Not properly sterilizing all implements is a recipe for disaster. Thanks for any help you can give! I made it one year but was so worn out by it all I never managed it again–so far. I’d try to get the raisin out, as it will keep the fermentation going longer and make your wine murky, but if you’re not fussy about your brew, it could stay. Those fresh flower petals are best picked off of their bases ASAP once they’ve been picked. It’s tough to put a firm timeline on when the wine will stop fermenting, as it varies significantly with conditions. My mom and I went to Wisconsin years and years ago and found a place up there that sold it. Is there a way I could add less sugar to make it only a hint of sweetness and add other spices that don’t hinder fermentation? . Some add lemon too, and others ginger. You start picking, and it seems like it would be a lot to pick, but it’s not. I don’t, because I have a mild reaction to them. a couple of questions, though: I have looked at what others have to say about wine-making in general and I’m wondering if I need to add sulfites to the recipe? If one wanted to do commercial brewing, it would be required, along with a myriad of other sanitation rules. Still confused whether you are required to collect 3 quarts of blooms then pick the petals from them or if you are required to collect 3 quarts total of straight petals?? I’ve read you add sugar syrup once the fermenting has stopped entirely and right before bottling. ★☆ Interesting. Some cloudiness is not unusual, especially if you didn’t rack more than once. They all seem to stick with lemons and oranges (assuming those are for acidification). Thank you for your kind words, Joanie. The alcohol content may be high so caution is advised on first drinking. If you're going to get serious about making wines, I highly suggest purchasing … Therefore, it is important to avoid temperature fluctuations. I personally like to stir daily, but many do not, especially those who are concerned with wild yeast getting in the brew. Just want to be sure we’re not spending a lot of time on bottles of bad wine, no that we haven’t been having fun with this! The commercial yeasts are bred to hold their own and crowd out the competition. I ask because there is a good chance that I start a second batch before actually tasting this one. (Just watch one of those TV cooking competitions where a contestant throws the whole pantry into one dish.) Yes, you can stockpile petals. The floating bread was commonly used in combination with bread yeast, or as an assist to catch wild yeast. I decided to come and ask you how it is supposed to smell after the 3 days of steeping. I forgot to let the mixture cool before I added the fruit and wine yeast. I left ALL the sepals on and there was no bitterness at all! Well you take a recipe, follow it and BAM you have your brew. Were your petals fairly clean? They will continue to grow for a few more weeks, I did this because I remember my mom's recipe having peelings in it. At http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/sugar.asp, they say: We tend to think of honey as liquid sugar — a super-thick syrup flavored with various flower nectars. The petals do get sterilized by the boiling water poured over them, so if you’re comfortable with “close enough”…. I actually have 5 bottles from sparkling lemonade. It’s easy for them to become dominated by vinegar yeasts. See if they reinflate again. Go to https://www.unitconverters.net/, and select volume, then pick your desired measurements from the lists. What do you do with the deliciously plump raisins afterwards? Is it normal for it to vary so much from bottle to bottle? Also, as an information seeker myself, I hate it when I go to a website, have questions, and can’t get through to anyone. http://www.simplycanning.com/dandelion-jelly.html. Now that I have them steeping I came back and read through the comments. Take a small sip of the booze and see what it tastes like. How? Jaynie. I always try to treat others like I would want to be treated. Thanks. Rinse well, and let things dry in a sunny window for a little more sterilization via the UV rays. During fermentation in a large crock covered with a towel, my liquid reduced to about half (I live in a dry climate) – I’m wondering if I can add water or something? Should I (can I) top up to leave less headspace under the airlock? being added in to the recipe, don't be. I do have sediments – no problem. Did you rack the wine, & if so how many times? Dandelion wine typically has a moderate alcohol content and is made by combining the petals with sugar, some kind of acid, like lemon juice, and other winemaking chemicals. Thanks for the advice. A little more or a little less won’t make a huge difference in the recipe. Can I add another packet of wine yeast now that it is cool? You just read the answer. I live about an hour away from the collection site I have picked out and plan to use them immediately, but I’m concerned they may spoil or lose some of their perkiness , moisture, and potentially flavor before I use them. but would age beautifully too." Sorry, one more question! However, dandelion flower wine was considered so therapeutic to the kidneys and digestive system that it was deemed medicinal even for the ladies.“. I haven’t come across any recipes online. The result is a sweet, white wine, thought by some to be medicinal. If you need to store the petals, keep them frozen, not refrigerated. Good luck with your wine! Could be. I went out collecting dandelions to try making dandelion honey (before attempting wine) and only had about 1/2 a cup all up. Raisins add body to the wine, increasing it’s viscosity and causing the flavors of the wine to linger on the tongue. There are many different recipes for it, which have been handed down from generation to generation over hundreds of years, each of which may differ slightly in both ingredients and method. I’m devastated. Has anyone ever tried adding other fruit or (juice) to it like raspberries or blueberries during the fruit fermentation process? Could you provide more information? Working on making this right now. Due to high temperature indicators, the wine will lose its delicate taste, and due to low temperatures, it will stop ripening. http://pixiespocket.com/2011/05/recipe-box-dandelion-fritters.html. Part 1 (Greens) I say “mistake” though it was purposeful because we live in town and I don’t trust the blooms not to have been contaminated. And if I can, do I just put the lid on loosely? It's funny since I started harvesting dandelions a few years ago….well, I had less go to seed and less dandelions in the yard now! Traditionally, dandelion picking was a summertime activity in which the whole family got involved. I just finished added the yeast and my wine is currently bubbling away in the kitchen, so it seems it is going well so far, really looking forward to the next stage in a few weeks when i get to bottle it up and spend the next 6 months being super excited about how it will turn out, should be ready just in time for Christmas, perfect! I see it s been almost a year. lol – 4 acres could be a lot of dandelions. (Again, concerned about sweetness). Finish peeling the citrus, and slice them into thin rounds. To catch the wild yeasts, at least from most recipes that I have seen, the initial ferment should be done in an open crock covered with cloth to keep bugs out. I also have red star it says 1 pk for 5 gallons, do I follow your recipe or yeast pk, and cut it down for a gallon? Dandelion wine recipes have come a long way from just the basic recipe, though. I am currently steeping the petals One thing I noticed… I've never made any kind of wine before, just kombucha, so I read the directions before going out to harvest. Benefits of Dandelion Plus How to Use Greens, Seeds, Roots & Flowers, http://www.5degreesofweirdness.blogspot.com, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00434CB74/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=commosensehom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00434CB74, http://www.simplycanning.com/dandelion-jelly.html, Dandelions: Friend or Foe? Now, it’s clear and delicious! 5 grams (0.176 oz) – this should be wine yeast or champagne yeast, not bread yeast or nutritional yeast or other yeast. I’ve got my petals steeping in a crock now. In fact, is it possible to not strain anything till later, (post initial fermenting)? 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Hi, this is my first time making wine. the stares I get are funny. Thanks. Any chance I could use your first reading to get a ballpark for when I test it? ★☆. I don’t think there’s any way to completely remove urine because of the absorbancy of the flowers and all the little nooks and crannies. My thinking is they are all edible, so I should be able to combine them right? Thanks for sharing this recipe:) I began the process about a month ago now and then had to leave town so left the final steps for a friend to finish. It smells very yeasty as it brews, but it mellows over time. How much will the liquid expand when I add the yeast. I love the cookie idea, will definitely try it! Dogs aren’t cooperating! Thanks. And did you throw them away after that? I just found this online. Sorry I know its a popular question. How long does it take to clear up? . Breitenbach Wine Cellars. Absolutely! made by combining the petals with sugar, some kind of acid, like lemon juice, and other I decided that since today was gorgeous with tons of dandelions, that I would try this recipe. If you added the juice or sugar water, you could try going a little longer between “burbs”, and see if it builds up the fizz that you want. The balloon bottle thing is entertaining, but a proper carboy with airlock will definitely do the job – plus an additional racking will help clear the sediment, so they look nicer for wedding guests. Should I remove the balloons, strain the wines and re bottle with another balloon? Yes, as long as there is room in the fermenting vessel and you give it all enough time to age. I hope this answers your questions! I was thinking of a moist fruit loaf. The initial soak of the dandelion petals basically makes a strong dandelion tea (infusion) to add to the fruit and sugar wine base. Only 3/4 full. My Grandma’s recipe is NOT complete – and I would never have attempted making this without your help! Posted on May 7, 2014 by jolynnpowers. I normally use about 3 quarts of the cleaned petals because I like more dandelion in my dandelion wine and we have so many, but as you mentioned, there’s a wide variation in recipes, so precise amounts are not critical. There should be no problem with substituting homemade raisins if you have them available. We are very excited to taste it . Wow, you guys were really busy. Best regards Steve. What’s the weight of one package of wine yeast? Best kept in cold dark and dry area. I do allow some to go to seed in some safe places so I can have the greens. Do you think it will be alright, or should I try to remove the raisin from the wine bottle? We often throw in extra because the boys pick so many. Once you ferment and strain your concoction, you can enjoy dandelion wine that has a mild, floral taste. There aren’t that many suppliers here in Russia, and it easily might be unavailable. What can I do, please? What I would love to do is to give out small bottles of dandelion wine as favors for guests at my wedding this coming fall. Or does it need a warm room? Dandelion Vineyards Winter Wonderland "Our wish is to nurture the unique character of these vineyards..... and express their terroir in our wines.' Is this something that can take weeks, months? I did not measure my flowers before plucking all the petals. Thank you for this recipe my hubby sent it to me so I figure I may have it done for him by Christmas, goodness knows the dandelions are aplenty here in Ohio (broken mower on 4 acres means fount this recipe just in time)!! Don't pick dandelions for wine or eating from an area used by pets for their “bathroom”. I’m about to be buying bottles to make this recipe: approximately how much does one batch (as per these instructions) make? I ordered raisins from Amazon and they will not arrive for several days, but today is the day I am supposed to add them and the citrus. I made some dandelion wine this summer. It is important to pick them from an area that has not been sprayed with insecticides. Unit Converters is a personal favorite. The petals are on day 1 of the three day steeping. Also, one bottle was done right away, another bottle was done a few days ago, one bottle inflates the balloon every few hours. I am interested in trying this recipe and I just picked several quarts of dandelion flowers. Part 2 (Flowers). And should it be cool to the touch, not warm at all, before adding the remaining ingredients? It will have a smoother and more refined flavour, and I hope you will find, like I have, that it really is a kick ass wild wine recipe. What a great idea! This was my first time trying to make wine. A handy way of decreasing the head space without diluting your wine is to boil/sterilize a bunch of glass marbles, let cool (so they don’t hurt your yeast), and then add them to the carboy until you’re at your desired head space! It will take time for all the wine to work through the filter (hours), so plan accordingly. Looks loke my Kombucha. It took weeks for the fermenting to stop. I just wing it. I’ve seen several people asking about carboy head space. Thank you for this wonderful recipie! Soon! The thing about wine making (like cooking) is that you have to be mindful of the flavor blends. Thank you again :))))). That’s beyond the scope of my knowledge. Wikibuy Review: A Free Tool That Saves You Time and Money, 15 Creative Ways to Save Money That Actually Work. My son and I gathered blooms yesterday and I made the mistake of washing them. Once time has passed, Sciphon the dandelion wine into a clean container and prepare it for bottling. Thank you. There are dozens of ways to make dandelion wine, but a good rule of thumb is to collect one gallon of flowers per gallon of wine … I have two questions. I don’t know what you mean by smaller dandelions? I looked in my crock.. and my dandelion pedal water has molded Is it because its humid/ hot in my house? In the book The Wildcrafting Brewer, the author focuses on nothing but fermenting with wild yeast in a variety of ways. They go into the compost. is a US quart 40oz as it is in England. 1) Can I reduce the sugar, as I like dry to semi dry wine? Thanks! Helpful (7) More Reviews Back to Dandelion Wine. Is there anyway I can salvage it, or do I chalk it up to a learning curve? Thanks. If you’re full to brim before yeast is added, yes, a larger container would be a very good idea. Think classic wine cellar conditions. That should be fine. Thanks, Todd. Laurie, this is incredible. Not 3 quarts of flower heads, 3 quarts of petals only. The airlock stopped bubbling weeks ago. You could strain before you leave and shift it in there to bubble. I was wondering if you might be able to substitute a pound of sugar with 16 oz of maple syrup? I started making my wine back on April 8th. I've made grape wine and it took 2 to 3 weeks for it to be ready to drink. My 2 week fermentation is about halfway done and though it is bubbling it has never risen or been an aggressive bubble, only a light fizzing noise like you just poured a soda. Get up to 20% off. We did this dandelion wine recipe up last Spring (2014) and popped the bottles among all the dandelion flower gatherers this month. DO NOT try to use honey in place of sugar will not work well and have to much alcohol content and lack of good flavor. However, I’m confused about which additives to use mentioned on other websites. Or do without? How many bottles does your batch make? I’ve got a one gallon crock so it is full to the brim. Hello, it appears as though most things are covered especially with all the questions and answers, great job on it all. lol, Jasmine – it sounds so exciting when you comment about it. Getting ready to try your recipe and I’m so excited! Repeat three times. => Printable Dandelion Wine Labels. WOW!!!!!!!!! I’d probably try doctoring some and leaving some “as is”, and taste again in 6 months to a year. The dandelion wine is then strained again and poured into sterilized bottles and left in a cool place to mature for at least six months. I wasn’t sure if they were supposed to be saved and put back in the crock. If you don't want to send the wine fruit to the compost pile, try Dandelion Wine Fruitcake. lol – it’s funny. Now thanks to you I can make my own. Part 1 (Greens), Dandelions: Friend or Foe? Or is it like bread and you dont want to disturb it while the yeast is working? Water (4-5 times the volume of dandelion petals) 4 oranges, sliced; 1 lemon, sliced; 32 cups sugar (sugar is essential in creating alcohol … Most places give back like 15c for bottles, so offer them a quarter or something. It was potent and very delicious. At worst, you’re likely to end up with a strange vinegar. I haven’t tried it because of the higher risk of accidentally making a batch of vinegar, but in the original version of Wild Fermentation, the author reserves about half a cup of petals to add until after the wine cools. I have been looking at what I thought were dandelions in my yard, only to discover I have a mixture of cat’s ear, hawkweed and dandelion. I don’t have a carboy unfortunately as this is my first time at making this wine. OK I am sorry if this is ridiculous, but…are the petals firmly packed or loose? Lees can be left in, but the bottom of the bottles will have a more yeasty flavor profile. I believe grandma used bread yeast, and the old book “How to Make Wine in Your Own Kitchen” (1963) includes a number of recipes with a slice of bread or small amount of wheat biscuit cereal paired with bread yeast for fermenting. 3 pounds will run you about $15 and displace about a liter of liquid (Should be more than enough for 1-2 gallons). General rule of thumb – if there’s sugar and yeast, it will ferment. Quarts ? I also love to find ways to incorporate wild weeds and herbs into everything. I hope you'll stop back and let me know how your brew turns out. I don’t have all the ingredients (thanks covid-19) but I should be able to get them all within three days, and since I was able to start the petals steeping I figure I’m ok. Sure glad we found your site. Hi… So my brew has steeped for three days, perhaps minus a few hours, lol, and today I noticed that both jars of steeping petals/flowers looked a tiny bit murky, and when I pulled off the lid to continue the recipe, they were bubbling slightly, and smelled unappealing, lol! Thats what I did! but wondering if anyone has tried it, and what it does to the flavour? Wine Dandelion Drinking Funny Wine And Dandelion Lover Pullover Sweatshirt. I can’t wait to try the Dandelion wine recipe. My question is can I add this batch with the other? Do I need to move it to a larger stockpot for fermenting so it doesn’t run over? We’re fermenting now and the fruit is sitting on top the bubbles, should I stir it back into the liquid? Without our readers, it’s just me yammering to myself on the internet. I’m concerned about the preservatives, dyes, and pesticides used to grow boxed grapes. Dandelion wine is wine made from the flowers of the dandelion plant. It’s sweeter than a riesling, but not as syrupy as some dessert wines. The packets of yeast I’ve used say that they are good for up to 5 gallons of product, so odds are you won’t need extra packets of yeast for 5 gallons of wine. I love how you involve your boys to help. For long term wine storage, a cool, dark location is best. I just love dandelion and chamomile together. Wine out of dandelions? Maybe a friend wouldn’t mind you harvesting? I’d like to ask whether in a separate saucepan with a little extra water I can whizz up and boil the raisins, oranges and lemon flesh so that I can get all the contents straight into my air-locked container (demijohn x2)? Either invest in the commercial cleaners (they’re not very pricey and a little goes a long way), or simply wash as well as possible with regular dish soap and hot water. Wondering if you can help since I’ve scoured the internet now and can’t find a clear answer. I don’t know where to find fresh yeast, the grocery store don’t carry them no longer and I couldn’t find it at a health food store either. lol. Kinda like using sap for maple beer. I wrote a post last year and forgot to link it – dandelion wine fruitcake, made with the fruit leftover from winemaking. A lot of the cheesecloth sold now is thin garbage. I noticed there’s some sediment in the bottom of the bottles I could try straining out again? Citrus and blueberry are a classic pairing, so if you wanted to experiment, I’d probably start there, but I’m not sure how the blueberries would play off the raisins. I don’t say flowers, I say petals. So lovely to find this kind of support online! Ewwwwwww! I’ve never seen a dandelion wine recipe with other add ins – but fruit has sugar, so it will ferment. It has been fermenting in a crockpot for nearly two weeks, it is still bubbling a little so not yet finished. While it’s referred to as dandelion wine, it’s closer to liquor. Hello Laurie, this is awesome, my grandpa made many wines out of fruits, I was too little to remember what all he used but remember the large dijon glass bottles. This is the home of Breitenbach Wine Cellars, exclusive producer of an extensive array of award-winning grape, fresh fruit, and berry wines and Dandelion wine! This is what I normally do because I’m not too fussy, and the flavor was still good. We pulled our basic dandelion wine recipe from The Foxfire Book: Volume 2. Cover with a towel to keep dust out and let steep for three days. I will definitely try again. New bottles are like $2 each. Hello, my dandelion wine has greasy globules floating on top. I do normally buy organic raisins to reduce the contaminant level. The end product is not very sweet. If you prefer to do the initial ferment in an airlocked container that’s fine, as long as you can clean it out well after you’re done brewing. Firmly packed is preferred. Or does this process prevent that? Thank you for your reply. For this winter, I think I will mix it with some of my raspberry cordial. You’ve also sparked my wine-making curiosity now, I am already coming up with ideas for the next wine I will try to make, I am thinking of something with licorice and blueberries could be nice, those are 2 popular ingredients here in Finland. Many dogs do have the favorite spots that they like to mark, so you can tell by damaged foliage, but it’s not always obvious. Also I have lalvin, which I know you use the whole pk. I would think it should take less than a month in most cases. Because that would make a lot of difference. (The doors are half doors, so can be partially closed to keep animals out.) On the counter is fine. It seems like they would all be the same! I am very excited to try this! Dandelion Wine Recipe You'll start by making a basic dandelion wine. Another question. Once picked, it doesn’t take long for the blossoms to start closing, and then the petals become difficult to remove. (Boy photos are from 2010. If corker, a corker works best, although I have seen corks forced in with a rubber mallet. (As long as fermentation was done of course. Hi We are going to further the experiment by sugaring half (referment) and bottling the rest. Remove from heat, strain out solids. First off, this is best made with fresh flower petals. Thanks. Should we add more yeast and sugar (dissolved in water), to re-ferment? Using sound judgment to be more self-reliant. I now have enough for another batch. Is it ok to save the dandelions in a ziplock bag and store in the refrigerator or freezer until I have enough to make full fill my recipe? But not Bill Clinton as that may turn them rancid. But what we’re going to do next time is put them in water right away after getting a cupful, so they dont wilt. Not properly sterilizing all implements is a recipe for disaster. Thanks for any help you can give! I made it one year but was so worn out by it all I never managed it again–so far. I’d try to get the raisin out, as it will keep the fermentation going longer and make your wine murky, but if you’re not fussy about your brew, it could stay. Those fresh flower petals are best picked off of their bases ASAP once they’ve been picked. It’s tough to put a firm timeline on when the wine will stop fermenting, as it varies significantly with conditions. My mom and I went to Wisconsin years and years ago and found a place up there that sold it. Is there a way I could add less sugar to make it only a hint of sweetness and add other spices that don’t hinder fermentation? . Some add lemon too, and others ginger. You start picking, and it seems like it would be a lot to pick, but it’s not. I don’t, because I have a mild reaction to them. a couple of questions, though: I have looked at what others have to say about wine-making in general and I’m wondering if I need to add sulfites to the recipe? If one wanted to do commercial brewing, it would be required, along with a myriad of other sanitation rules. Still confused whether you are required to collect 3 quarts of blooms then pick the petals from them or if you are required to collect 3 quarts total of straight petals?? I’ve read you add sugar syrup once the fermenting has stopped entirely and right before bottling. ★☆ Interesting. Some cloudiness is not unusual, especially if you didn’t rack more than once. They all seem to stick with lemons and oranges (assuming those are for acidification). Thank you for your kind words, Joanie. The alcohol content may be high so caution is advised on first drinking. If you're going to get serious about making wines, I highly suggest purchasing … Therefore, it is important to avoid temperature fluctuations. I personally like to stir daily, but many do not, especially those who are concerned with wild yeast getting in the brew. Just want to be sure we’re not spending a lot of time on bottles of bad wine, no that we haven’t been having fun with this! The commercial yeasts are bred to hold their own and crowd out the competition. I ask because there is a good chance that I start a second batch before actually tasting this one. (Just watch one of those TV cooking competitions where a contestant throws the whole pantry into one dish.) Yes, you can stockpile petals. The floating bread was commonly used in combination with bread yeast, or as an assist to catch wild yeast. I decided to come and ask you how it is supposed to smell after the 3 days of steeping. I forgot to let the mixture cool before I added the fruit and wine yeast. I left ALL the sepals on and there was no bitterness at all! Well you take a recipe, follow it and BAM you have your brew. Were your petals fairly clean? They will continue to grow for a few more weeks, I did this because I remember my mom's recipe having peelings in it. At http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/sugar.asp, they say: We tend to think of honey as liquid sugar — a super-thick syrup flavored with various flower nectars. The petals do get sterilized by the boiling water poured over them, so if you’re comfortable with “close enough”…. I actually have 5 bottles from sparkling lemonade. It’s easy for them to become dominated by vinegar yeasts. See if they reinflate again. Go to https://www.unitconverters.net/, and select volume, then pick your desired measurements from the lists. What do you do with the deliciously plump raisins afterwards? Is it normal for it to vary so much from bottle to bottle? Also, as an information seeker myself, I hate it when I go to a website, have questions, and can’t get through to anyone. http://www.simplycanning.com/dandelion-jelly.html. Now that I have them steeping I came back and read through the comments. Take a small sip of the booze and see what it tastes like. How? Jaynie. I always try to treat others like I would want to be treated. Thanks. Rinse well, and let things dry in a sunny window for a little more sterilization via the UV rays. During fermentation in a large crock covered with a towel, my liquid reduced to about half (I live in a dry climate) – I’m wondering if I can add water or something? Should I (can I) top up to leave less headspace under the airlock? being added in to the recipe, don't be. I do have sediments – no problem. Did you rack the wine, & if so how many times? Dandelion wine typically has a moderate alcohol content and is made by combining the petals with sugar, some kind of acid, like lemon juice, and other winemaking chemicals. Thanks for the advice. A little more or a little less won’t make a huge difference in the recipe. Can I add another packet of wine yeast now that it is cool? You just read the answer. I live about an hour away from the collection site I have picked out and plan to use them immediately, but I’m concerned they may spoil or lose some of their perkiness , moisture, and potentially flavor before I use them. but would age beautifully too." Sorry, one more question! However, dandelion flower wine was considered so therapeutic to the kidneys and digestive system that it was deemed medicinal even for the ladies.“. I haven’t come across any recipes online. The result is a sweet, white wine, thought by some to be medicinal. If you need to store the petals, keep them frozen, not refrigerated. Good luck with your wine! Could be. I went out collecting dandelions to try making dandelion honey (before attempting wine) and only had about 1/2 a cup all up. Raisins add body to the wine, increasing it’s viscosity and causing the flavors of the wine to linger on the tongue. There are many different recipes for it, which have been handed down from generation to generation over hundreds of years, each of which may differ slightly in both ingredients and method. I’m devastated. Has anyone ever tried adding other fruit or (juice) to it like raspberries or blueberries during the fruit fermentation process? Could you provide more information? Working on making this right now. Due to high temperature indicators, the wine will lose its delicate taste, and due to low temperatures, it will stop ripening. http://pixiespocket.com/2011/05/recipe-box-dandelion-fritters.html. Part 1 (Greens) I say “mistake” though it was purposeful because we live in town and I don’t trust the blooms not to have been contaminated. And if I can, do I just put the lid on loosely? It's funny since I started harvesting dandelions a few years ago….well, I had less go to seed and less dandelions in the yard now! Traditionally, dandelion picking was a summertime activity in which the whole family got involved. I just finished added the yeast and my wine is currently bubbling away in the kitchen, so it seems it is going well so far, really looking forward to the next stage in a few weeks when i get to bottle it up and spend the next 6 months being super excited about how it will turn out, should be ready just in time for Christmas, perfect! I see it s been almost a year. lol – 4 acres could be a lot of dandelions. (Again, concerned about sweetness). Finish peeling the citrus, and slice them into thin rounds. To catch the wild yeasts, at least from most recipes that I have seen, the initial ferment should be done in an open crock covered with cloth to keep bugs out. I also have red star it says 1 pk for 5 gallons, do I follow your recipe or yeast pk, and cut it down for a gallon? Dandelion wine recipes have come a long way from just the basic recipe, though. I am currently steeping the petals One thing I noticed… I've never made any kind of wine before, just kombucha, so I read the directions before going out to harvest. Benefits of Dandelion Plus How to Use Greens, Seeds, Roots & Flowers, http://www.5degreesofweirdness.blogspot.com, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00434CB74/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=commosensehom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00434CB74, http://www.simplycanning.com/dandelion-jelly.html, Dandelions: Friend or Foe? Now, it’s clear and delicious! 5 grams (0.176 oz) – this should be wine yeast or champagne yeast, not bread yeast or nutritional yeast or other yeast. I’ve got my petals steeping in a crock now. In fact, is it possible to not strain anything till later, (post initial fermenting)? 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