To make one Gallon of Barley Wine
1/2 kg Barley-Whole barley grain! Or they used to use pearl barley from the supermarket...
High alcohol yeast
Pour two pints of boiling water over the barley and chopped raisins and
leave overnight .
Use a good clean food grade bucket and cover with a cloth or rest the lid on.
Add the juice and zest of the lemons but not the pith.
Add the rest of the ingredients and a further 5 pints of water and stir well.
Leave 4 days and stir daily.
It will form a thick crust, stir this back in the wine and pop any raisins that you missed when you chopped them!
Strain off into a demi john top up to 8 pints and leave to ferment out.
It can take a while, about 4 to six weeks is normal but sometimes longer!
When all the bubbles stop, syphon off into a demi john and add a campden tablet and potassium sorbate.
Best left for 12 months to mature
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