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Banana Wine

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Ingredients
  Bananas 4 Pound, peeled
  Banana skins 8 Ounce
  Orange 1
  Lemon 1
  Water 1 Gallon
  Sugar 3 Pound
  Yeast 1 Teaspoon
  Yeast nutrient 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sultanas 4 Ounce
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Into a muslin bag, put together bananas, skins, orange and lemon rind.

MAKING
2. In a large saucepan, place the bag and pour enough water to cover; simmer for 30 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, take sugar, orange and lemon juice; pour hot liquid on top.
4. When the bag cools down, squeeze with hands to extract as much juice as possible.
5. Let the liquids cool down to 70 °F (21 °C); check with a thermometer.
6. At this point, add yeast and nutrient.
7. Cover bowl tightly and let stand in a warm place for 7 days; stir daily.
8. Into a fermentation jar, pour the liquids and seal with airtight lids; place in a dark place with slightly lower temperature than before.
9. Let ferment for 2 months until solids deposit at the bottom and wine is clear.

FINALISING
10. Rack wine into another glass bottle and add sultanas; air lock bottle and let stand for 4 months to mature.

SERVING
11. Sample Banana Wine first before serving.

TIPS
Very ripe or spotted bananas are good for this wine, so one can pick up cheap bananas for making this wine.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Wine And Drink
Method: 
Fermented
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Banana
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes

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