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Sat 10-Oct-09
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mutley
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My name is nigel but preffer mutley long story. i eat just about every thing over the fields, today will start 10 gallons of plum wine and dry some garlic and onions. And need to get more acorns. just finished botteling last years wine, haw, rose hip, oak leaf,elder berry,dandy lion,

Sat 10-Oct-09
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Hi, Mutley, and welcome.

I never heard of oak leaf wine. It never occurred to me that you could make wine with leaves rather than berries or flowers.

Care to share your recipe or method?

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Danny

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Sat 10-Oct-09
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Hi Mutley, what are you going to do with the acorns?  I wasn't aware that they were fit for human consumption.

I'll try that again!

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Hi willl dig out recipe for oak you can do spring or autum leaves the wine comes out a goldern colour. will experment with acorns thay are not poisonus just bitter (bttb) bring to the boill. for 5-10 mins/ simer put new water in again do this some 5 times testing each time for when there just right and should be fine to eat or dry well and then grinde into a paste or flour, but im going to try honey and brown sugar and roast will let you know how it goes ...

Sat 10-Oct-09
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I'd be interested but am concerned that you'll be using a lot of energy to boil it up 5 times...

Good luck anyway.

( Oh Danny, I just got an easy sum to post with - the answer is 4!  Yay!)

I'll try that again!

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IIRC my watching of Ray Mears, acorns contain a helluva lot of tannin. I think he got rid of the bitterness by roasting, crushing, then using running water to leach the tannin out, leaving carbohydrate.

David

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If your near a stream that could be handy as you could crush them down ans put in some sack and leave them for a couple of days.

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I think  , from memory,that is just what he did, but only overnight.

David

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