Thursday, 29 January 2009

Coffee wine

This is a good, inexpensive and easy wine to make, when there's not much fresh stuff about for the brew bucket. Beware, though, it's deceptively pokey!!

4 tablespoons good isntant coffee

1 gallon hot water

2 1/2 lbs granulated sugar

1 lemon

1 tablespoon activated dried yeast

Dissolve the coffee in a little boiling water and stir, then pour inot brewing vessel. Add warm water, sliced lemon and sugar, stir well to dissolve the sugar. When cooled to blood heat, add the yeast, cover and leave for 24 hours in a warm place. Strain out the lemon and put into a demi-john and ferment out; rack after 6 weeks, then leave for 6 months before bottling. Improves with a year's keeping.

Mine looked a bit scary this morning - I hope it was just the yeast working :0 LOL

1 comment:

thesnailgarden said...

I think I might get my husband to make this - coffee wine sounds delicious. Best wishes, Pj x