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Old 04-16-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Freezing dandelion flowers

The time will be near soon for dandelion wine, which I've never tried before. Most recipes I see emphasize picking fresh flowers and using them the same day, but I was wondering if I could put them in the freezer after picking so I could make the wine anytime after picking instead of having to do it the same day. Will I loose any flavor by doing this? Would it maybe even help extract more flavor as in freezing fruits?

Any advice or experience with this would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 04-17-2009, 01:30 PM   #2
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Don't know. Planned on starting a pot of dandelions to harvest the flowers myself, and freeze them until I have enough for a gallon. Just be sure you're pulling flowers from areas that haven't been sprayed with chemicals. You don't want to drink wine spiked with weed killer.

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You can definitely freeze the petals. I like to pick off all of the green material, right away while the flower is still open. Then, freeze in ziploc bags until I'm ready to make the wine.

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Old 04-18-2009, 03:45 PM   #4
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You can definitely freeze the petals. I like to pick off all of the green material, right away while the flower is still open. Then, freeze in ziploc bags until I'm ready to make the wine.
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I froze mine a couple weeks back when I made mine. I picked a quart or so a night until I had enough. Seemed to work fine.

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