How To Make Cranberry Wine
Homemade Wine Recipe
Ingredients: Cranberry Wine
2 lbs / 900 grams cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1 lb / 450 grams raisins
3 lbs / 1,350 grams granulated sugar (about 6 3/4 cups)
1/4 teaspoon pectic enzyme
1 1/4 teaspoon acid blend
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient / energiser
1 campden tablet
8 pints / 1 gallon cooled, boiled water
Method - What to Do
Wash and roughly chop cranberries to allow the juice to leave the fruit. Transfer crushed / chopped cranberries to clean winemaking fermentation container and add all of the other ingredients, except for the wine yeast. After allowing the cranberry wine mixture to stand for around 12 hours, add the activated wine yeast. Stir each morning and evening for five days. Stain and squeeze the solids, transferring the cranberry wine mixture into a demijohn, complete with winemaking airlock.
Rack after around one month, when the fermentation process will have slowed dramatically. Rack once more after three months, and then two more times until the cranberry wine is clear and approximately 12 months old. Bottle the cranberry wine and if possible, leave to stand for over 12 months.
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