Pea Pod Wine

Pea Pod Wine

Ingredients

  • 3 & 1/2 lb young Pea Pods
  • 1/2 lb Sultanas
  • 2 very ripe Bananas, flesh only
  • 2 teaspoons Citric Acid
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tannin
  • 2.2 lb (1kg bag) Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Yeast Nutrient
  • All Purpose White Wine Yeast

It sounds a strange one, and indeed for a few months your ferment will smell of Peas. But give this a year & you will have a gloriously crisp white wine to impress any home brew cynic.

How to

Pick only the freshest, greenest Pea Pods for this. Don’t use any older pods.

Place the Pea Pods in a pan, pour in the water & bring to the boil.

Once boiling, turn down the heat & simmer for 15 minutes.

Put the Bananas & Sultanas into a sterilised bucket.

Strain the water into the bucket & discard (compost) the Pea Pods.

 

Allow to cool, add the other ingredients, sprinkle on the Yeast & ferment for 7-10 days.

Strain onto the Sugar, stir to dissolve & pour into a sterilised demijohn.

Ferment out, racking when necessary.

Check for dryness, you can add more Sugar (for a stronger wine) or artificial sweetener.

Leave for 6 months before bottling.

Leave another 6 months before opening, this one benefits from being allowed to mature.

Pea Pod Wine 2013 Vintage

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