Any GOOD candy cane recipes out their. I thought since xmas is over anyone who made this kind of wine had a chance to taste it and so I am looking for a good recipe so I can make some.
There is much talk on this one on Homebrewtalk.com, I myself have this one going.......first I only used 5lbs sugar.....second I used cambden tablets before pitching the yeast (I wouldn't do this again) and it changed the color from a nice pink to an orangish pink.....It has been fermenting quite fast. I noticed a white deposit that formed on the bottom of my carboy after adding the sugar. After two weeks of fermentation I noticed that this white deposit is gone but now there is a white film on the top. Oh well will keep an eye it and will try to get rid of the film when I rack it next.Candy Cane Wine
60 candy canes (or more) - regular size
7.5 lbs sugar
3 gallons water
Lalvin EC-1118 yeast
Bring about 1 gal water to boil
Add candy canes till dissolved
Boil another 45 - 60 minutes
Pour into remaining water
rack after a week and again in two months
Steve some of the comments I have heard is no body, a weak Peppermint Schnapps and clear to pale pink color. This is why I would like a follow up from someone that has made it and see if they would do it again. Also what would they do different.Great! Another wine to make. I'll scoff the candy canes up after the holidays.
This brings to mind a question....can/how do you color a wine like this? I think a red or pink might be nice.