Pea Pod Wine – Delicious Wine From Your Waste Pea Pods!

pea pod wineAnyone who grows peas will find that they have a lot of pea pods left over at the end of the season. At the end of the day you can compost these, but instead they make a delicious wine which is very cheap to make. It is a light, pleasant tasting wine which is firm favourite with many allotment owners.

To make this wine you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2.25kg (5lb) pea pods (peas removed)
  • 1.5kg (3lb) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon citric acid
  • 1/2 teaspoon grape tannin
  • 4.5 litres (1 gallon) water
  • Yeast and nutrient
    • The method you need to follow is:

      1. Wash the pea pods and then boil them until they become tender.
      2. Remove the pea pods from the water and stir the sugar in to the liquid until it has dissolved.
      3. Wait until it has cooled to a yeast tolerant temperature then add the yeast and rest of the ingredients.
      4. Ensure well mixed and then pour into a demi-john or other brewing vessel and fit an airlock.
      5. When the wine begins to clear siphon it off and bottle when the fermentation process has finished.

      This wine takes between 4 and 6 months to finish fermenting and will store for a couple of years in bottles.