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How to make elderberry wine

 

 

Elderberry Wine Recipe For Dried Elderberries


Semi-sweet alcohol 12% by volume

  • One gallon of water
  • 3 pounds of sugar
  • 4 to 5 ounces of dried elderberries
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 package of yeast.  ( I use Red Star Premier Classique )

 

Instructions

  • Wash dried elderberries and put in nylon straining bag with several marbles for weight. Tie the open end of the bag. Set aside.
  • Bring water to boil (1 gal)
  • Add the sugar to the pot and stir.
  • Add to the pot the bag filled with the elderberries .
  • Cover and set aside 12 hours, or until cooled to near room temperature.
  • Add the yeast and cover pot with a a lid.
  • Stir and squeeze bag every day, always recovering the pot with the lid.
  • Ferment in the pot for 4 to 6 days.
  • Transfer liquid to the jugs or carboy, fit airlock.
  • Allow to ferment until fermentation stops.
  • Rack every 21 days until wine clears and all sediment has settled to the bottom.
  • Bottle and enjoy. This wine Improves with age.

 

Easy Wine Recipe for fresh elderberries

 

Semi-sweet / alcohol 12% by volume

 

  • 2 - 2 1/2 lb elderberries
  • Water (enough to make 1 gallon of liquid)
  • 3 lb sugar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 package of yeast

Instructions

  • Put elderberries in a pot larger than one gallon.
  • Add enough water to the pot to make one gallon liquid.
  • Bring water to boil
  • Add the sugar to the pot and stir.
  • Cover and set aside 12 hours, or until cooled to near room temperature.
  • Add the yeast and cover pot with a clean cloth and secure the cloth in place so it doesn't sag into the liquid.
  • Stir and squeeze bag every day, always recovering the pot with cloth after.
  • Ferment in the pot for 4 to 6 days.
  • Transfer liquid to the jugs or carboy, fit airlock.
  • Allow to ferment until fermentation stops.
  • Rack every 30 days until wine clears and all sediment has settled to the bottom.
  • Bottle and enjoy. This wine Improves with age.

 

 

This is the first dried elderberry recipe I tried. I thought it was nearly undrinkable, but it was a place to start. After adding a pound of sugar and lemon juice, eliminating the yeast nutrient, acid blend and campden tablet, I finally found an elderberry wine that I like above all others I have tried. 

 

DRIED ELDERBERRIES

·         4-5¼ ounces dried elderberries.

·         2 pounds sugar.

·         7¾ pts water.

·         1 tsp acid blend.

·         1 tsp yeast nutrient.

·         1 crushed Campden tablet.

·         packet of Montrachet yeast.

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