Our orange wine recipe will produce an excellent result. This is potentially an amazingly good wine. It’s easy to make and the results are more than worth the cost. This wine is good as a mixer with fruit over ice, with carbonated beverages, or as a punch additive. Drink the wine with finger foods, sorbets, and sweet-and-sour Asian dishes. Check out our orange wine recipe below.
Orange Wine Recipe
Ingredients for our orange wine recipe:
- 60 juice oranges
- Water enough to make 5 gallons (19 L)
- 12 pounds (5.4 kg) sugar
- 1 pound (0.5 kg) raisins
- 5 teaspoons (23 g) yeast nutrient
- 1¼ teaspoons (3.4 g) grape tannin
- 10 drops (0.5 mL) pectic enzyme liquid
- 1 package (5 g) Wyeast Mead (Sweet) yeast
- 5 Campden tablets or ½ teaspoon (3.1 g) potassium metabisulfite powder
Instructions for our orange wine recipe:
- Sanitize all equipment.
- Pare the skin from 30 oranges and place the peels in a fermentation container. Pour a gallon of boiling water over the peels and let sit overnight.
- Strain off the liquid and add the sugar, juice from all of the oranges, and enough tepid water to make 5 gallons (19 L). Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the raisins, yeast nutrient, grape tannin, pectic enzyme, and yeast and stir again.
- Let ferment for 4 days, then strain and pour into a 5-gallon (19 L) glass carboy. Top with water, fit airlock and rubber bung, and complete fermentation.
- When fermentation is complete, put 2½ crushed Campden tablets or ¼ teaspoon (1.4 g) potassium metabisulfite powder into a sanitized 5-gallon (19 L) glass carboy. Now rack the wine into the carboy.
- Rack again in a month, following the same procedure as in step 6.
- Check the wine in 3 months. Adjust the sweetness and bottle. 9. Let sit for 3 months before tasting.
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