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audrey padmore

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elderberries
« on: August 13, 2011, 15:44 »
has anyone got an easy recipe for elderberry wine please I only had my allotment since february and I have just found an elderberry bush with a bumper crop of berries in a corner of my plot so I would like to use these suprise fruits thanks  :ohmy:
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Re: elderberries
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 17:07 »
I have used the following recipe:
http://www.winesathome.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=1445
taken from "wines at home" forum and it's never let me down.  Elderberries make a fantastic wine and it really is worth the wait.

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sarajane

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Re: elderberries
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 21:29 »
I too use the C.J.J. Berry receipe from an old book of his I have.

If you have tons of berries it is worthwhile making 5 gallons of it.  It smy favourite homemade wine of all. :)  :)  :)

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Re: elderberries
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 22:06 »
And if you can save some for about 5 years, it can be truly wonderful!!!  :lol:

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Re: elderberries
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 17:00 »
Thanks  for all your reply's I appreciate your advice and will check that website out . :)

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Re: elderberries
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011, 17:10 »
Elderberries make a wonderful jam too of course....
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Re: elderberries
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011, 22:03 »
Work is for those who don't know how to garden

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Re: elderberries
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011, 12:36 »
30 lbs of elderberrys
1/2 blackberrys
1/4 redcurrent
18 lbs sugar
3 tsp wine yeast
3 tsp yeast nutrient

1 6 gall fermentation drum
1 air lock

Mix all the fruit in one container if possible with 2 to 3 galls fairly hot water after giving the fruit a rinse, cover and leave for 2 to 3 days.

Strain liquid from fruit put into drum with yeast, nutrient and 4lbs of sugar.

Feed the drum over a week with the sugar disolved in hot water and bring contents of drum to 6 gallons.

Let the whole lot do it's thing. It will take about a month to finish and about another to clear.

Strain, bottle and wait as long as you can stand it and then go for it.

Good luck!

I have 20 galls of my own on the go now.

By the way the blackberries give it a really smooth taste and the redcurrent a little spice.

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Re: elderberries
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011, 13:06 »
That sounds good davah. I have many pleasant memories of my Dad's homemade elderberry wine - one of everyone's favourites - and these flavour notes from other berries you introduce sound interesting.

Hello and welcome too!  :)
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