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Seriously? Already bubbling? I'm going to have to have another go.

 

Yeh it's definitely fermenting

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Two more days before bottling, this smells amazing the lemon citrus smell especially

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Right then....I can report a success of sorts we still have day or two to wait but we put one bottle in the fridge last night and tasted it today. Very tasty and I was surprised to find that I liked it as I hate those Elderflower type juices you buy from the shops. This is like lemonade really. I'm not sure how alcohol it is though, it doesn't seem strong.

 

On to the important but, when the wife cracked open this bottle it was like a shotgun going off and we'd degassed only yesterday!

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On to the important but, when the wife cracked open this bottle it was like a shotgun going off and we'd degassed only yesterday!

yup :thumbs: you wait untill you forget a bottle :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: more like a cannon then ;)

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Down to the last couple of glasses left, that was very very nice!

 

I am really surprised because I hated those horrible floral drinks you can buy which are often called elderflower (but probably have other things like rose hip) so did not expect to like this at all.

 

I cannot wait till next year we're going to make loads of it :laugh:

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Down to the last couple of glasses left, that was very very nice!

 

I am really surprised because I hated those horrible floral drinks you can buy which are often called elderflower (but probably have other things like rose hip) so did not expect to like this at all.

 

I cannot wait till next year we're going to make loads of it :laugh:

why not try with dried flowers, or freeze some to help maintain a supply,

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Down to the last couple of glasses left, that was very very nice!

 

I am really surprised because I hated those horrible floral drinks you can buy which are often called elderflower (but probably have other things like rose hip) so did not expect to like this at all.

 

I cannot wait till next year we're going to make loads of it :laugh:

why not try with dried flowers, or freeze some to help maintain a supply,

 

Yeh I think Freezing them would be a good idea, we freeze herbs and they come out ok.

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Do you think the flowers would keep their fragrance in the freezer? (I freeze herbs too, but only green stuff like basil or parsley, not woody herbs like thyme or bay, which I dry.

Dunno where elderflowers would sit on that scale.....??

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I wasn`t very keen on the Elderflower but it did it`s job :wub::laugh:

 

My Elderberry wine is lovely and very potent.

 

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Hits 14% no problem.

 

atb Mark

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I wasn`t very keen on the Elderflower but it did it`s job :wub::laugh:

 

My Elderberry wine is lovely and very potent.

 

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Hits 14% no problem.

 

atb Mark

Whats the recipie for that mark,????

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