Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
 
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Recipe drop

Moonshine (White Lightning) and Fruit Wine Recipe


 
Most Recent Posts New plant labels with QR codes.
Last post: Greengage
...What did you do Today...
Last post: Geranimojess
A buzz in the meadow
Last post: Greengage
leftover pots
Last post: tagwex
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
Lilith
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 20 Jul 2006
Posts: 51
Location: Southern US

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:25 pm    Post subject: Moonshine (White Lightning) and Fruit Wine Recipe Reply with quote

Recipes for moonshine.

Like poteen, good moonshine (white lightning) recipes are trade secrets, but this is a standard one. As you can see, the proportions are for the serious distiller, so unless you're about to go in the business, you'll need to reduce them. Also note that good southern moonshine is always made with corn mash.

1 bushel wheat, rye, corn, or barley, washed clean.
25-100lbs. cane sugar (you may substitute brown).
45 gallons warm (80-85 deg F) water
1 lb. bakers yeast.
1 50-55 gal. barrel or Plastic trash can.

Place washed grain in clean barrel along with desired about of sugar. Stir until
sugar is dissolved. Let stand until mixture is cool, below body temp. Place yeast in mixture. Cover with lid. Allow 13-15 days fermentation time. When all fermentation has ceased, siphon off liquid. Run though fine mesh screen to remove all green particles. Grain wine or mash is then ready to run through still. Will produce five to seven gallons of Moonshine when distilled.

Plans for stills are also closely guarded secrets, and many will say they are key to making good moonshine, especially the coil.

This recipe is for basic fruit wine. Left to mellow for a long time, becomes "brandy." Southerners love their peach brandy, and I'll tell you, a wee bit of it will level you! They also refer to moonshine as peach brandy just to throw off the authorities. moonshine jokes.

2-3 lb. (1-1.5Kg) fruit (well mashed)
2-3 lb. (1-1.5Kg) sugar
3 gallons (11 litres) water
1 yeast cake
Yeast energizer, captain and yeast nutrient.

Put everything in a vat (5 gallon pail) until the fermentation stops (about 7 to 10 days).
Rack it off into once used wine bottles (gallons).
Let it sit for three weeks.
Rack it off again and let it sit for 3 months.
Then rack if off again and let it age for as long as you can wait. The more you rack it off, the clearer it gets. The best "brandy" is clear as glass. Laughing

Need materials?
Irish home delivery.

Need materials?
UK home delivery.

Need materials?
US home delivery.










Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bugs
Rank attained: Ash Tree
Rank attained: Ash Tree


Joined: 03 Jul 2006
Posts: 210
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:05 pm    Post subject: Elderflower wine recipe Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing What a civilised post . This recipe is going is going straight to my notepad Wink
here's one for elderflower wine Cool
1/4 pt Elderflowers
1 lb Sultanas
250ml White Grape Concentrate
1 1/2 lb Sugar
4 floz Lemon juice
1 tsp pectolase
1 tsp Yeast nutrient
1 Vit b1 tablet
Hock type yeast
Water/Grape juice to a gallon



One of the best, and oldest , of the late spring wines you can make.

4 pints of dandelion flowers - remove as much of the green as possible
1 gallon of boiling water
2 1/2lbs sugar
1 lemon
1 tbsp activated yeast

Leave the flowers for an hour or so after picking to let the bugs crawl out . Then place the flowers in a pan and add the water. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, then strain. Add the lemon, then the sugar, stir well to dissolve, and leave to cool to blood heat. Add the activated yeast, stir well, cover, and leave for 4 - 5 days. Put into demi-john and ferment out. Rack, then bottle once cleared. Can be drunk after about a year, y improves with age.


Cool Bugs_________________

_________________
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Carpe Diem
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Lilith
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 20 Jul 2006
Posts: 51
Location: Southern US

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:06 pm    Post subject: Elderberry wine Reply with quote

Bugs, both of those are very big in the South. Elderberry wine, a moonshine wine (made with both flowers and berries) is considered medicinal and used freely for colds and flu. (especially among older Southern ladies, who've been known to sneeze a bit in the summer, too)

Dandelion is a classic liver herb, so one could argue that dandelion wine is an excellent Spring tonic for the liver.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
silverback
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 02 Apr 2007
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you ingest honey that is made within 30 miles of your home, It will eliminate your pollen allergies in the spring. Looking for Fuscata Banana Magnolia plants. Can anyone help?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
verge
Rank: Chief Moderator


Joined: 04 Jun 2006
Posts: 593
Location: Ireland

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Is this a fact? Reply with quote

silverback wrote:
If you ingest honey that is made within 30 miles of your home, It will eliminate your pollen allergies in the spring. Looking for Fuscata Banana Magnolia plants. Can anyone help?


Welcome to IG, silverback.

Have you a scientific link or two to back up this honey/pollen claim, as I have never heard of this.

There is a section for "wanted" plants here ttp://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=22
You may get some replies if your plant request is posted there rather than in an unrelated topic such as this.

_________________
How to post pics on the forum.

Benefited from us? Then link to us or tell others.

http://www.allotments.ie/ Ireland's allotments.
On Twitter... http://twitter.com/Allotments
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Recipe drop All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2014 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)