How To Make Cherry Wine
Homemade Wine Recipe
Ingredients: Cherry Wine
6 lbs / 2,700 grams ripe cherries
1 lb / 240 grams raisins
2 1/2 lbs / 1,100 grams sugar
3/4 teaspoon pectic enzyme
Juice of one large orange
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient / energiser
8 pints / 1 gallon cooled, boiled water
1 campden tablet
Method - What to Do
Roughly crush of chop the cherries, taking care not to damage the stones. Add to fermentation bucket, together with enough cooled, boil water to cover fruit, Mix in campden table and pectic enzyme, allowing to stand for two days. Strain, squeezing the cherries to extract any remaining juice, and add all of the remaining ingredients, except for the wine yeast.
Add the wine yeast the following day and stir twice a day, for up to five days, or until the 'must' stops frothing as vigorously. Strain and pour fermenting wine mixture into sterilised winemaking demijohn, with an airlock. Rack in one month, and then again twice more at three month intervals. Bottle cherry wine at one year old and leave to stand for a minimum of six months.
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