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Post: # 256229Post wabbit955
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:49 pm

Alexander has any one tried making a wine from it
i made beer from it last year use the nettle beer recipe and was very good

if so one got a recipe
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Post: # 256240Post Davie Crockett
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:46 pm

I have a recipe for Celery wine which I guess could be adapted for Alexanders which have a similar flavour.

Celery 4lb/1.8kg
Sugar 3lbs/1.4kg
Lemons 2
Water 1 gallon/4.5lt
Wine yeast
Yeast nutrient
Camden Tablet

Wash and chop the Celery discarding any discoloured parts. Place chopped herb into 1 gal/4.5lt boiling water. Simmer until tender then strain the liquid off and over the sugar (in another vessel) dissolving it thoroughly.

Leave the liquid until tepid, add the yeast, nutrient and juice of the lemons.

Cover and ferment for 4 days, stirring twice daily. Transfer to a demijohn, close with a bung and airlock and ferment on. Rack it (Siphon it off the sediment) once it starts to clear.

Once all fermentation has ceased, Add a Crushed camden tablet, bottle and store it in a cool dark place. Mature it at least 6 months before drinking it.
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Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:26 pm

cheers for that
it now brewing
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Post: # 258775Post Andy Hamilton
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:53 am

I made an alexander and knotweed wine and it turned out pretty well. Used the same recipe as below but 2lbs of knotweed and alexanders.
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Post: # 258842Post wabbit955
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:41 am

racked it off last night and i tastes pretty ok
should be good given a bit more time
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Post: # 258860Post MKG
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:23 am

You racked it after six days? Had it stopped fermenting?

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Post: # 258895Post wabbit955
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:02 pm

no started it 11th of march
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Post: # 258904Post MKG
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:05 pm

Note to self - pay more attention to posting dates!!!!

Sorry, wabbit.

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