elderflower wine recipe?

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stoofer74
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elderflower wine recipe?

Post by stoofer74 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:34 am

Does anyone have a good tried and tested recipe for elderflower wine? I have done champagne in the past but want to give wine a go. i plan to do a 5 gallon batch

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Re: elderflower wine recipe?

Post by Meatandtwoveg » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:28 pm

Have a look at this
http://www.farminmypocket.co.uk/feature ... ine-recipe.
I've made both the champagne and the wine recipes from this site.
Both recipes are no-nonsense, basic and work well. They're even for five gallons.
I recommend you do 10 galls as it'll last nearly twice as long.

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Re: elderflower wine recipe?

Post by Meatandtwoveg » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:41 pm

However it's not elderflower season atm, and personally I wouldn't recommend dried - there's just no comparison.
As the year has moved on, why not try the elderberry recipe.
http://www.farminmypocket.co.uk/home-br ... ine-recipe
Improves with age - if you can leave it!

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Re: elderflower wine recipe?

Post by Crastney » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:07 pm

my thoughts exactly, elderflowers were over several weeks ago. at the moment I'd go for a blackberry wine, although in London they're already coming to the end, we've had two large basins full already, so I have plenty in the freezer. it'll be while before the elderberrys are ready, and they do have a shed load of tannin in, so on their own they don't necessarily taste great, and need many years for the flavours to mellow out.

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Re: elderflower wine recipe?

Post by Crastney » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:49 pm

I've just been for a walk at lunchtime, and seen an elderberry tree, full of nearly ripe elderberries, so ignore my previous post about them not being ready yet. I would guess, further south, in the right location, you'll find some that are ripe enough to pick now.

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Re: elderflower wine recipe?

Post by bobsbeer » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:02 pm

your way ahead of us Jon. Nowhere near ready up in Cumbria. :D
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