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Marijuana wine recipe

Hits 41017 | Created 2009-07-24 | Modified 2009-07-24

I met a guy who made his own cannabis wine, I asked for the recipe out of curiosity and offer it here for your interest. He said it was good, but I have no idea if it is or not.


1 gallon boiling water
4 oz (fresh) marijuana stalks, leaves, branches
4 lbs sugar (or honey for a mead-like wine)
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 cup black tea
1 tsp yeast (wine rather than bakers?)


In a sterilised bucket, six pints of pour boiling water over the freshly chopped-up marijuana trim. Cover with muslin cloth, leave for several days, stirring each day with a sterile plastic spoon.

Prepare orange and lemon - remove all skin, pith, all white bits and chop remainder, put to one side.

Make a strong cup of black tea (Americans may need to use two tea bags)

Dissolve sugar in 2 pints of boiling water. Allow to cool. Add this sugar mix, orange and lemon bits, black tea and yeast to the bucket. Stir, cover again and let stand for 24 hours in a warm place.

Strain through muslin into a clean demijohn and fit an airlock.

Ferment in a warm place until there is a sediment, rack (filter off leaving sediment behind) and return to clean demijohn and fit airlock again.

Ferment in a warm place until it finishes (no more air through the lock, clear liquid), bottle as usual.

[Notes: Personally, I think this sounds like too much sugar - perhaps 3 to 3.5 lbs would be a better idea - most plant, rather than fruit or root-based, wine has less than 4 lbs of sugar

Also, if making with honey, I'm not sure if this would keep very well, as normal mead can only be kept for about a year, whereas normal wine made with sugar can be kept for several years, usually getting better over time]

Comment Marijuana wine recipe comment by Brew Not Bombs Hits | Last Modified 2009-11-30
Actually, the amount of sugar can vary depending on the yeast you use and whether you want your wine to be sweet or dry, or high/low alcohol. For example, for this wine, I would actually add 4.5lbs of yeast with a high alcohol Montrachet or Champagne yeast (18% to 20% tolerance). This will leave a semi-sweet wine with a high alcohol content. High alcohol = high THC since the latter is soluble in the former. But I will make this and let you know how it turns out.
Comment Marijuana wine recipe comment by wrong Hits | Last Modified 2010-07-08
in not going in the recipe for your wine but you r wrong on two things
honey (mead) dont go bad it just gets better with age I've had bottles for years and its the best i"Ve ever made and dose anyone now how much yeast is in 4.5 pounds omg the just too much
Comment Marijuana wine recipe comment by Kyle Hits | Last Modified 2011-02-13
Ok Ive been researching this MJ wine thing for a while and came to the conclusion that the stalks and stems you add to the wine is really there only for flavor. There is hardly any thc at all in stems. I think, a better way to make this would be to boil an ounce of shwag instead of the stems...And leav the shwag in until it floculates.....
Comment Marijuana wine recipe comment by hiiiiiiiiiiiii Hits | Last Modified 2011-08-15
can u save ur leaves up if u havent got enough
Comment Marijuana wine recipe comment by stupid Hits | Last Modified 2012-09-24
i've been trying to make wine this way. Frist batch not to strong, but 2and batch alot better. Goint to try 3rd batch and use some tannin instead of tea whitch I haven't used in either batch.
Comment Marijuana wine recipe comment by GLORIA CHIN Hits | Last Modified 2013-01-18
Comment Marijuana wine recipe comment by Hits | Last Modified 2014-02-05
Is there much odours
Comment Marijuana wine recipe comment by Ralpharama Hits | Last Modified 2015-03-11
No smell that I can remember.
Comment Marijuana wine recipe comment by GREYBOX Hits | Last Modified 2017-02-04
made two lots of this wine now, using 3lb sugar per gallon.
very nice, but very sweet so im gonna try honey next time.
Comment Marijuana wine recipe comment by mmj toker Hits | Last Modified 2017-07-04
thc dissolves in alcohol so it would be best to leave the cannabis in during primary fermentation at least

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