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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.

Here we have a lovely 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. 

- This is a great summer wine, serve chilled. It's surprisingly fruity and very refreshing on a hot summers evening. 

- Amazingly good with fish and weirdly goes great with game dishes. 

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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