Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Fruit Of The Vine Wine

This is a rather old recipe for Grape Wine that I found of all places, stashed away in a family bible. I'm not really sure how much it makes, but according to the amount of water, well, let's just put it this way, I'd cut it down to my needs!

12 gallons of water (spring)
20 lbs Brown Sugar (Dark)
4 Egg Whites
1 Bushel Grapes (Red/Purple)
1/2 Pint Lemon Juice
6 lbs Raisins

Boil 20 lbs of brown sugar & clear it, add 12 gallons of water & the whites of 4 eggs well beaten, then skim it, & set it off the fire to cool, when blood warm, put in the juice of 1 bushel of grapes, when near cold stir it, & put in half a pint of lemon juice, & 6 spoonsfull of yeast & beat it well about in the liquor;
Stir it every day, put 6 lbs. of good raisins in a clean cask & throw upon them the above liquor, then bung up the cask & in 6 months it well be fit for use or to bottle up.

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