Another cheerful thing!
A recipe for Apricot Wine.
(Makes one gallon. Measurements in UK lbs. From 'Winemaking with Canned and Dried Fruit' by C J J Berry.)
1lb dried apricots
2.25lb sugar (I used Billingtons golden granulated)
2 teaspoons citric acid (or juice of two lemons)
1 nutriet tablet (or quarter teaspoon of marmite)
Water to one gallon
- Soak the fruit in about five pints of water for about 12 hours and then bring to the boil and simmer for five to six minutes.
- Then strain off liquid and stir in sugar.
- Wait until cool and add depectiniser. You can put in demijohn at this stage but DON'T fit airlock.
- Wait 24 hours, add nutrient, citric acid, yeast.
- Top up to just under one gallon .
- A week or so later top up to top with cold water and add airlock.
- Ferment out and when wine clears, rack.
- Repeat racking two months later.
My five gallon container will shortly be empty - I have cheated and made up a kit of five gallons of 'merlot'. So I am going to have a crack at either Sage (which comes out like a light Chardonnay) or Nettle, which I've never done before.
That is all.