Originally Posted by Kitchi Gumee
I just finished picking and now I'm ready to roll with the first steps but I have a few questions...
Do I need to chop up the golden raisins when I toss 'em in? I've made a couple different batches of country wine but I've never given them body with raisins before so I'm a little unclear here.
Also, when you measure your dandelion petal amount, do you pack them down, fluff them up, or somewhere in between? Because I can get some pretty radical differences based on how tight they are packed. Also I don't have a scale to just measure them.
Dandelions? Are you kidding me?! You're not that far from me, and I haven't seen a dandelion or even a hint of one yet!
You should chop up the raisins, but it's a pain because they're sticky. Just stick with it, and it'll be fine.
I like to weigh the petals- I think I used about 270 grams per gallon. I froze them, so I thought they would be really packed down if I just put them in a quart container. Without a scale, you could just loosely put them in a quart, and call that a good estimate.