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Who'd have thought you can make such a gorgeous, refreshing wine from boring old carrots?! Well, it's true, you can.

It's a refreshing, fruity, straw coloured wine, slightly sweet, that goes great with a roast dinner, curry or just to surprise friends.

Here we have a guide on how to make Davin's carrot wine.

Enjoy and happy brewing!


Ingredients:

- 3lbs Carrots
-3lbs Sugar
-1tsp Yeast
-1tsp Yeast Nutrient
-1tsp Pectolase
-1 Gallon of water

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Method

 

- Scrub the carrots & cut into small pieces. There is no need to peel them, but cut out any rotten or worm damaged bits. 

- Put them in a preserving pan, pour on the water, bring to the boil & simmer until tender. 

- Strain into a bucket through muslin, discard the carrots and then add the 3lb of sugar to the liquid, stirring until dissolved. 

- Leave to cool until it gets down to 20°C. 

- Add the pectolase, yeast nutrient & stir. 

- Take a Specific Gravity (SG) reading with your hydrometer and make a note of the reading for calculating the alcohol content. 

- Add the yeast & stir

- Gently cover with the lid and place in a warm place (20°C) for 1 week, stirring daily


After 1 Week:

- Syphon the wine into a Demi-John, fit an airlock and put back in the warm place for another 2 weeks or until no more bubbles pass through the airlock. 

- To be sure fermentation is complete, check the SG for 3 consecutive days (it should be below 1.000) and if it remains the same, it's then time to rack off and clear the wine ready for bottling. 

- Check out our video showing how and why to rack off - http://youtu.be/iS3FEPEvRAM

- Once clear, it's ready to bottle. 

- Take a final SG reading and use this to calculate the alcohol content (for the label). 

- View our video showing you how to bottle - http://youtu.be/Psnz-1rzubk

- If you can, put it away for 6 months as this will give plenty of time for the wine to condition and improve.  

Happy brewing. 

Keep an eye out on our YouTube channel for the full video coming soon -https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCzfTN8CYKFPBoMt7HbAb1mg




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