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Elderberry Wine

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:26 am
by a_friend_in_mead
Have you made a successful elderberry wine? Or even a cider elderberry wine mix?

There is a loud on the trees at the moment and I think it would be cool to get back into brewing using them. There was a topic before on this here. But I wonder if anyone has more experience since on

1. When to pick them

2. How to process them. Clean, mulch and press etc.

3. What yeast to use

4. How long to wait.

There are some recipes in old books and in the river cottage books and such but I would believe more the experience of someone who has done it here

Re: Elderberry Wine

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:58 am
by a_friend_in_mead
Ok I got the elderberries and the yeast. But I failed to get blackberries I needed for the recipe. Has anyone one used apple or grape juice with elderberries in a wine?

I am going to try make something with these 1kg of elderberries but I am not sure what yet

Re: Elderberry Wine

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:33 pm
by TheBeerNut
It looks like you're the elder statesman on this issue, Dave.

Re: Elderberry Wine

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:41 pm
by a_friend_in_mead
Grand, I'll try Apples and see how it goes.