Today marks the bottling of my first batch of home brew. Sparkling Elderflower wine.
It looks damn good and it tastes good, but needs to be chilled. I’ve used a combination of recipes I found online and everything is a very rough measurements.
We collected elderflower sprays last weekend.
About 10 sprays will do it. Now don’t let anyone tell you that you need a fermentation bucket… just get a bucket and sterilise with boiling water. In 2 litters of Boiling water, dissolve about 75g to 800 of sugar. Add a further 3 litters of cold water this time. Once this has come to room temp throw in the elderflowers (carefully debugged them of course)and the peel and juice of 4-5 lemons.
From Wilkinson I bought a small packet of wine yeast. I added the yeast once everything had been added. Give it a stir and leave sitting, covered over with a tea towel. For a week.
It will sound like it’s fizzing. I’m hoping this is a good thing.
Bottle the elderflower nectar and leave again to ferment further. The longer you leave it the more potent it supposedly gets. Chill and serve with ice. I can’t wait to taste this!! Just a few more days!