How To Make Fig Wine

Homemade Wine Recipe

Ingredients: Fig Wine

2 lbs / 900 grams dried figs
2 1/2 lbs / 1,100 grams sugar
1 teaspoon pectic enzyme
1/2 pint honey
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
Wine yeast
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient / energiser
8 pints / 1 gallon water
1 campden tablet

Method - What to Do

Boil water and add honey, stirring until it has completely dissolved. Simmer and remove any floating honey scum. Add to a clean fermentation vessel and allow honey mixture to cool. Roughly chop dried figs and add to two pints of boiling water, allowing them to cool for approximately 12 hours.

Strain the fig wine mixture and combine with the honey water in the winemaking fermentation vessel. Add all of the remaining ingredients, including the activated wine yeast. Stir each morning and evening for around four days and then strain the fig wine 'must', transferring it to a demijohn, attaching an airlock. Rack in around six weeks, and then three more times at regular intervals until one year old. Bottle and allow to stand for up to one year before drinking.

A sweeter version of fig wine can be achieved by adding extra sugar at the first racking. Fresh figs may also be used, although the quantity should be increased to around 6 lbs / 2720 grams for this wine recipe.

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