I am posting a recipe that Julie and I are looking at and asking what other members think about it before I make it. I went to five sugar shacks today and no one knew of any recipes.
Any suggestions appreciated.
1 gallon maple syrup
6 oranges or 3 lemon, sliced thin
1 package wine yeast
Place 1 gallon of maple syrup in primary. Add water and sugar, if needed. Add oranges or lemon and ¼ tsp of meta. Let sit overnight.
Next day, Specific Gravity should be 1.090 - 1.100. Stir in yeast. Stir daily for 5 to 6 days or until Specific Gravity is 1.01. Strain out fruit and squeeze as much juice out of it as you can. Siphon into secondary and add airlock.
Add yeast nutrient and it won't hurt to add energizer as well. Take an acid test before adding yeast make sure you have an acid of at least .55%
Ferment to dry, stabilize then back sweeten with maple syrup. Ready to drink in one year.
It takes about 40 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of syrup. It only takes 12 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of maple wine.