How To Make Ginger Wine

Homemade Wine Recipe

Ingredients: Ginger Wine

4 tablespoons dried ginger (do not use powdered ginger)
2 lb / 8 oz raisins
2 oranges
2 lemons
3 1/2 lbs / 1,600 grams sugar
Wine yeast
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient / energiser
8 pints / 1 gallon of water
1 campden tablet

Method - What to Do

Add ginger to a saucepan of boiling water and allow to simmer. Also add the orange (peeled and sliced), together with lemon zest and simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Strain ginger wine mixture and transfer to winemaking fermentation bucket. Keep the original strained solids and boil once more in more water to ensure that maximum flavour has been extracted, again simmering for another 15 minutes.

Transfer to fermentation bucket, adding all of the other ingredients, including lemon juice and remaining boiling water, although do not add the wine yeast at this stage. Allow to cool and stand for at least 12 hours. Finally, add the activated wine yeast to the ginger wine mixture and stir each morning and evening, for five days. Strain carefully and transfer ginger wine 'must' into a clear winemaking demijohn, with airlock. Ferment for six weeks, and then rack. Continue racking up to three more times at regular intervals until the wine is around 12 months old, clear and completely stable. Drink ginger wine after waiting one year, or longer.

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