Elderberry

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Elderberry

Postby divingdavey » Sat Nov 22, 2014 23:12

I bottled 20 bottles of Elderberry and Blackberry courtesy of Grays Alchemy's recipe :notworthy:

It tasted just like a supermarket red wine. I don't have the option to mature it in bulk so I'm going to let it chill out in bottles for a couple of years before my next QC sampling.

Cheers! :drunk:
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Re: Elderberry

Postby Alfiedog » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:33

That's good to hear, sounds promising.

I too followed GA's recipe and have a 15 litre batch bulk aging.

I also did a 15 litre batch following Old Blokes recipe so it will be interesting to see how they compare.
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Re: Elderberry

Postby graysalchemy » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:52

Young padwaans patience, look at my tag line I have a bottle from 1993 msturing. Of course it won't taste very good it will need at least 3-4 years to start rounding and probably 7-8 before it becomes drinkable.

Enjoy :lol:

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Re: Elderberry

Postby divingdavey » Sun Nov 23, 2014 19:59

Gah I must learn some patience I guess :o
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Re: Elderberry

Postby graysalchemy » Sun Nov 23, 2014 20:07

Yes if I could just find a way of bottling it I would be a rich man.

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Re: Elderberry

Postby Frogfurlong » Sun Nov 23, 2014 21:36

graysalchemy wrote:Yes if I could just find a way of bottling it I would be a rich man.


You can, but it takes 200 years to mature :lol:

People assume that Brewing is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big glass of wibbly wobbly... beery weery... stuff.
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Re: Elderberry

Postby Bad 'Ed » Mon Nov 24, 2014 17:33

:rofl:

Never enough time....
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Re: Elderberry

Postby divingdavey » Thu Dec 04, 2014 19:20

Some of the bottles I used were Champagne or Cava bottles. I used standard corks which seem to make a good seal but I think the diameter of the bottle opening is a bit bigger than a normal bottle.

Does anyone know of the normal corks will be fine or should I replace them with Champagne stoppers or maybe put some candle wax on the current ones to give them an extra seal?

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