Bison grass wine?

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mstrick96

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Has anyone tried making a Bison grass flavored wine? Bison grass is also called sweetgrass in the USA.

I got the idea for trying this from some Zubrowka Vodka that I had in Eastern Europe which is flavored with Bison grass. Wonderful! The FDA in the USA doesn't allow it to be sold here because it contains a small amount of coumadin which is a blood thinner. I researched and found out to make it myself and what I make is as good as any I had in Poland. All I am doing is to flavor vodka with a homemade extract of Bison grass and adding a teaspoon of sugar per liter.

I suppose I could add filtered water to my homemade Zubrowka to wine strength, but I was wondering if there might be another way to make a Bison grass wine? Perhaps making a water wine and adding the flavoring?
 

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I would treat it like an herb or flower wine. I would try one where I steep the grass in water first and one with fresh bison grass in the primary fermenter. I can’t help you with the amount but your efforts with the vodka should give you some idea.
 
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