"This very old recipe utilizes the bane of homeowners: the dandelion! I found this in 1993 when a flood left our front yard full of beautiful, very large dandelions. The blossoms CANNOT have been sprayed with any pesticides, and should be thoroughly rinsed." — Elle-NO! I'm NOT
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yellow dandelion blossoms, well rinsed
1 (.25 ounce) package
active dry yeast
It was great
Wine tastes like a mixture of rubbing alcohol and sugar :(
This was a bit sweet, but I can tame that next time - easy to make too! I'm going to experiment with this next time, I like it alot. Thanks for sharing!
I think this is a pretty good recipe- mine came out a bit too sweet, it was like Boone's farm plus a cup of sugar! So I would try 6 or 7 cups of sugar next time- otherwise, nice flavor and fizz! I left the fruit in with the wine.
I have not mad any yet,but there is a vacant lot across the street with lots of dandelions. I DO remember a co-worker brought some to work which was made by his landlord;an old Jehovah's Witness woman. It was bright yellow and sweet. Great wine!
I would leave the dandelion flowers at least a few hours, not four minutes. I leave mine for several days. Also, a plastic vessel is going to fill you with plastic chemicals. Endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, etcetera. Use glass. Use wood. Use stainless steel if metal. Don't use plastic. Also, once the alcohol starts to form, that's a solvent, so you'll basically have a nice tincture of plastic. Otherwise, this seems like a nice recipe for a very mild dandelion wine.
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