How To Make Dandelion Moonshine
Did you know the dandelion is 100% edible? Yep, and you can use them to brew your own batch of moonshine, too. Perhaps you have a field of dandelions growing in your neighborhood…or down at the park. Folks may wonder what you’re going to do with a giant pot of fresh picked dandelions but you’ll smile knowing they are about to be transformed into your very own dandelion moonshine.
Is your yard overrun with dandelions? How about your neighbors? Maybe there is a park or a field nearby that could be mistaken for a commercial dandelion farm? If so, you’re in luck. Although most folks consider them weeds, dandelions are actually incredibly useful plants and are actually 100% edible. In this article, we’ll teach you how to make dandelion wine. We’ve never heard of anyone making “dandelion shine” but if somebody has, it probably went something like the process we’ve outlined below, with a few additional steps.
Dandelion Wine Recipe
You’ll start by making a basic dandelion wine. We pulled our basic dandelion wine recipe from The Foxfire Book: Volume 2. Here’s what it says: “Pour 1 gallon of boiling water over 1 gallon of dandelion flowers. Let stand until blossoms rise (which will take 24-48 hours). Strain into a jar and then add the juices of 4 lemons and 4 oranges, plus 4 pounds of sugar, plus yeast.” We used the same processing method with slightly different ingredients.
1 gallon of dandelion flowers
2 gallons of water
1 quart of honey
1 small packet of bread yeast
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