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Rhubarb Wine - Homebrew Recipe

The rose coloured vegetable that gets used as a fruit. Rhubarb makes delicious puddings but can also be used to make lovely beverages too. Rhubarb is a saviour crop, that just when the seeds for the new growing season go in the ground, it appears and reminds us that the summer will soon be here. Forced rhubarb (grown in the dark) has yellowish leaves and usually appears in January but main crop and even all year cropping are available now.   
Rhubarb is also a very prolific grower and an established plant can give masses of tart tasting stalks. Whilst the stalks are very tart, with a little sugar and a few other ingredients it can make a fantastic syrup, which when diluted makes a lovely cordial or if you have a particularly large crop, try this homemade wine recipe. 



Makes 1 gallon Ingredients1 gallon water2.5 pounds sugar3 pounds rhubarb stalks1/8 teaspoon tannin1 teaspoon yeast nutrient1 Campden tablet, crushed1/2 teaspoon pectic enzyme1 package yeast
InstructionsBoil the water and sti…

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