Leaf Wine Recipe D.I.Y.
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- 4.6 litres (1 gallon) of fresh young tree leaves-oak, birch and or lime trees
- 4.6 litres (1 gallon) of water
- 900g (2lb) sugar
- 2 or 3 oranges
- 1 teaspoon yeast
- Primary fermenter (carboy)
- stirring spoon
- straining bag
- siphon tubing kit
- 1 gallon carboy or jug
- an airlock and bung
- (A thermometer and brewing belt may be used to monitor and control temperature.)
Bring the water to a boil then pour over the leaves, stir well and leave overnight.
Strain off the leaves and bring the liquid to the boil. Add the squeezed orange juice and finely grated rind.
Allow the liquid to cool to lukewarm pour your juices into carboy.
Adding Yeast Nutrient
Yeast Hydration and primary fermentation: in a large cup add 4 ounces of warm chlorine free water.
Stir the yeast into the water then let mixture stand in cup for 15 minutes, make sure it is bubbling and then you will add it to your wine.
Take your hydrometer reading and calculate all the measurements.
Attach your airlock and wait for your fermentation to be complete, let ferment with the pulp for 5-7 days gently agitate daily.
After 5-7 days when the foaming calms down you will siphon your wine off of the sediment into your secondary container which is usually your glass carboy.
(The sediment is the stuff that accumulates at the bottom of your container.)
After you strained into your secondary carboy wait till the fermentation activity dies down (could be between several weeks to several months)
Although yeast activity will decrease as the fermentation process proceeds, there will still be fermentation going on as long as you still see some foaming or bubbling.
then rack into a clean carboy.
(For a sweet wine, rack at three weeks. Add 1/2 cup sugar or maple syrup dissolved in 1 cup wine. Stir gently, and place back into secondary Carboy.)
Repeat process every six weeks until fermentation does not restart with the addition of sugar. Rack every three months until one year old.
When the wine has cleared and is inactive – taste and bottle.
Stage 4: Aging / Bottling
You can repeat the racking process several times to get the maximum clarity though I would wait in-between each time a day or to, so the sediment can settle. I personally don’t like racking multiple times because of the risk of oxidation meaning the air touching it will give it a funny taste.
Bottle using the siphon cork and let wine sit for 6-12 months before drinking. Some would even prefer waiting 2 years!
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