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Elderberry recipes please

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  • Hi All

    Having a go at elderberry wine , made abit of a bodge by straining the berries before the fermentation stage what should the berry to water ratio

    Kind Regards:)
  • My recipe has 1.5kg berries and 4.5l water :)
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  • My recipe has 1.5kg berries and 4.5l water :)

    Hi PP

    Saw your recipe many thanks,only thing i have strained some of the berries already doh , so just trying to get the right amount of berry juice in Litres against water
  • Hi PP

    Saw your recipe many thanks,only thing i have strained some of the berries already doh , so just trying to get the right amount of berry juice in Litres against water

    Sorry, I don;t understand. Your OP asked for the "berry to water ratio". How do you mean "berry juice against water"?

    Explain exactly what you did, and soemone may be able to help :)
    :rudolf: Sheep, pigs, hens and bees on our Teesdale smallholding :rudolf:
  • Sorry, I don;t understand. Your OP asked for the "berry to water ratio". How do you mean "berry juice against water"?

    Explain exactly what you did, and soemone may be able to help :)

    sorry I just needed the the recipe In liquid measure as the berries are juice now ie 2lts of berry juice and 5lts of water for example

    Many thanks
  • Hi

    Just be doing some elderberry wine for the first time , the wine has been fermenting for a few weeks now, but noticed that a white substance has developed on the surface maybe mould I think but not 100% sure.

    Any advice would be super Many Thanks
  • ALIBOBSY
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    At what stage are you at with the wine. Not made elderberry for a couple of years but seem to remember my recipe involved fermenting the whole berrys in the liquid in a fermentation bin for about 10 days, followed by a longer fermentation of the seived out liquid in demi-johns.

    As long as you are careful about cleaning and sterilising everthing and you keep it covered all the time it is unlikely to be mold (the alcohol also helps stop mold).

    If the berries are still in it could be bits of them breaking down and rising to the top? Some yeast must perhaps (although most of this ususally sinks to the bottom).

    What exactly does it look like?

    I am sure some more experienced wine makers will be along shortly to help.

    ali x
    "Overthinking every little thing
    Acknowledge the bell you cant unring"

  • HI Ali

    We did clean everything on the fermentation bucket , I am wondering if its from the yeast

    Many Thanks
  • Hi

    Just thought I would add a few images , could this be yeast


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