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Old 05-10-2013, 03:24 AM   #121
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I would, racking after 3 days to me (which I may be wrong) is to keep it from becoming to bitter since it is on the peels of the lemons an oranges as well as the petals. That's how I take it but I've never went past 3 days to know.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:36 AM   #122
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I would, racking after 3 days to me (which I may be wrong) is to keep it from becoming to bitter since it is on the peels of the lemons an oranges as well as the petals. That's how I take it but I've never went past 3 days to know.
I wound up boiling the petals for 1 hour then cooling and then straining it into my fermentor

It's not on the petals or peels... Should i still rack?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:06 AM   #123
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Once you get a buildup of less go ahead and rack it
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:15 PM   #124
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:09 PM   #125
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I picked a few dandelions yesterday, and de-petaled them to get started. They are in the freezer (only 50 grams so far!) but today it's raining so I have to wait until it clears up to start picking them again.

It's a labor-intensive wine, but it turns out so nicely that I won't be deterred!
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:20 PM   #126
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Lucky you, we have absolutely no dandelions here at all, and I think I have less than you in the freezer now.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:05 PM   #127
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I also used a Belgian Saison beer yeast since that's all I had on hand. I have a food dehydrator so I made my own raisins but I added them directly to the bottles. My OG was1.084 and at the time of bottling it was 0.92. It's going to be more of a dandelion port than a wine but the samples I took at bottling weren't bad. I am hoping the raisins and time mellow it out some though. I filled a few .33ml bottles to allow me to sample at three month intervals to see how it's coming along. I've read it's drinkable as early as three months? Anyone tapped into it this early before? Also, does anyone have any insight as to why my ABV is so high? I didn't think the bear yeast would let it get that high, in fact I thought it would limit it but something made it skyrocket.
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I started a three gallon batch of this today, finally! I had the dandelion petals in the freezer since May, so it was about time. I'll update once it's in secondary.
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My dandelion wine is doing really good. One more question... after I rack, should I top up the jug? If yes, with what?
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My dandelion wine is doing really good. One more question... after I rack, should I top up the jug? If yes, with what?
Yes, top it up. If it's not much, use some water. If it's quite a bit, a white wine (commercial) would be fine. Something like pinot grigio, or sauvignon blanc would be perfect.
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