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Two Beet Wine Recipes

Beet Wine Recipe #1

Makes one gallon

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds beets
  • 1 gallon water
  • 2 1/4 pounds sugar
  • 2 teaspoons acid blend
  • 1 teaspoon nutrient
  • 1/4 teaspoon tannin
  • 1 Campden tablet
  • 1 package wine yeast


Instructions

  1. Wash beets, skin beets, and cut into small pieces.
  2. Place beets in a nylon bag and boil in 2 quarts water until tender.
  3. Pour hot liquor over sugar in primary and mix.
  4. Put bag with pulp in fermenter and stir in remainder of COLD water.
  5. Add all other ingredients except yeast.
  6. After24 hours add yeast. Let ferment.
  7. When specific gravity is 1.040 lightly strain juice from bag.
  8. When specific gravity is 1.000 rack into secondary.


Beet Wine Recipe #2

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds beets
  • 1 gallon water
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 pack active dry yeast

 

Instructions 

  1. Wash beets; remove stems and cut unpeeled beets into thin pieces.
  2. Cover with water; cook until tender.
  3. Drain and measure cooking liquid; add enough water to get 1 gallon liquid.
  4. Pour into a stoneware jar.
  5. Finely chop raisins; add raisins, sugar, rice and yeast into jar.
  6. Leave to ferment for 30 days; stir every day.
  7. Filter twice; leave to rest for 3 days.
  8. Siphon into sterilized bottles.
  9. Seal.
  10. Age before drinking.