Dandelion Wine

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by BareFootLawn, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. BareFootLawn

    BareFootLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    I hate dandelions!
    But this year, in commemoration of going full time, I'm brewing several gallons of dandelion wine.
    It's fermenting on the back deck and will be bottled on July 4th.
    Any of you folks every tried this?
    My wife's too scared to try it.
  2. My dad and I made it many, many years ago when I was between 5 and 6 th grade! Must of tasted alright, but I remember it took a long time to pick all the pretty yellow flowers, even in a field with nothing but dandelions.
    Hope it turns out ok!

    I remember we also made grape and tomatoe wine

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    been there and tried that
    hope it turns out
    lots of sugar to get the alachol up there
  4. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Messages: 313

    Once you get it...YOU'RE the man!
    I give 1-4 bottles of it to clients EVERY X-Mas.
    A little BUZZZZZZZ goes far with clients!
  5. BareFootLawn

    BareFootLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    GP - I'm thinking of doing the same.
    Dusty... man is that SWEET stuff! Kind of a cross between apple cider (vinegar) and suger. Different, but not bad.
  6. Doster's L & L

    Doster's L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    How do you make the dandelion wine? I've never heard of it till now.
  7. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    All the dandelions I have seen have a healthly dose of pesticide on them so I hesitate using any..........With that being said I have never tried it but would love to someday.:D
  8. BareFootLawn

    BareFootLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

  9. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Messages: 313

    I would wonder if wine made from treated dandys would increase a person's tolerance to exposure. If this turns out to be true shouldn't they just put 2,4-d in the food supply to reduce cases of exposure?

    I brew my own beer as well, I pick the hops from clients places- and get the malt @ the brew store.
    Ever use honey instead of refined sugar?
    it works better.....mead!
  10. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    permethrins are made from crsanthimum blooms!

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