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Maize Wine


1 lb. crushed maize
4 lb. demerara sugar
4 sweet oranges
1 gallon water
1 lb. raisins
1 lemon


Peel the rinds of the oranges and lemons thinly, avoiding the white pith. Put the rinds in a jug with the crushed maize, sugar, chopped up raisins and fruit juice. Add the warm water and stir until the sugar is dissolved. When cool add the yeast and keep the jug covered with a thick cloth in a warm room for three weeks. Stir each day and at the end of this period strain and bottle. Cork loosely and keep in a cool room until the wine clears. Pour or syphon off carefully into fresh bottles, cork tightly and wire. Store on their sides at least a year before sampling. This will make a sweet wine.

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