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Wine Making - Rhubarb Wine Recipe

Recipe for 1 gallon of a medium Rhubarb Wine.

Rhubarb Wine Recipe


  • 5 lb rhubarb
  • Campden tablets
  • 3 lb sugar
  • ½ pint strong tea
  • Wine yeast
  • Nutrient
  • Water


  1. Wipe the rhubarb sticks and chop into small chunks. Crush with a rolling pin, avoiding losing any juice.
  2. Put into a fermenting bin and pour on 5 pints of cold water. Add 1 campden tablet, crushed and dissolved in a little warm water.
  3. Cover and leave for 3 or 4 days, stirring a couple of times a day.
  4. Strain and press the rhubarb dry and return to a clean fermenting bin.
  5. Boil the sugar in 2 pints of water for 3 minutes and, when cool, mix into the pulp.
  6. Add the tea, yeast and nutrient and cover. Allow to ferment for another 4 days, stirring daily.
  7. Pour carefully into a gallon jar, leaving as much deposit behind as possible.
  8. Fill up the jar with cooled, boiled water to where the neck begins.
  9. Fit a fementation lock and leave until fermentation has finished.
  10. Rack, as necessary, and add 1 Campden tablet after the first racking.
  11. Syphon into bottles.

Makes 1 gallon of wine.

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