dried elderflower wine

makes 1 gallon
13g dried elderflowers
1.5 kg sugar
140ml white wine concentrate
juice of 3 lemons
1 cup cold black tea 
4.5l cold water
yeast (I use a prepared white wine yeast, but yours should tell you how much per gallon)
yeast nutrient (normally 1 tsp per gallon, but check the label)

Bring the water to the boil and pour over the flowers, then add the sugar, concentrate and lemon juice.
When cool (at 21C) add the yeast, tea, and nutrient. The nutrient is MOST important in this case.
Cover well and leave to ferment in a warm place for four or five days.
Strain into another jar, fit an airlock, and leave to ferment.
When it clears, siphon the wine off the deposit for the first time; two months later rack it again, and bottle it.

1 comment to this

michellet21 said on 02 Feb 2010 at 16:44:35:

this sounds good!

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