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vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
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Elder flower champagne
« on: June 02, 2017, 10:08:56 pm »
Just made my first batch any one else got any on the go ?

PipSqueak

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • South West Carmarthenshire
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Re: Elder flower champagne
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 10:30:04 pm »
I put two gallons on today :-D

vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
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Re: Elder flower champagne
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 10:34:04 pm »
Let me know how you get on , might pick some more tomorrow and try without adding yeast

Terry T

  • Joined Sep 2014
  • Norfolk
Re: Elder flower champagne
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 11:44:23 pm »
Planning on trying this for the first time over the weekend. is it worth adding yeast and can it be stored?

vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
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Re: Elder flower champagne
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 07:38:43 am »
It can be stored in the fridge or some were cold as it can explode, I left some in my shed and sounded like a shot gun going off

PipSqueak

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Re: Elder flower champagne
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 10:03:54 am »
I have never had any joy relying on natural yeast, so I pop a pinch of whatever yeast I have to hand into each bottle.  I have used both champagne yeadt and bread yeast and couldn't tell the difference.  I use plastic pop bottles, then crack the lids slightly if I have to leave them for a while so any excess pressure just seeps out and there is no danger of explosions.

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
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Re: Elder flower champagne
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2017, 10:10:22 am »
We tried it once - had it in the garage.  We went away for the day in summer - came back to 20 smashed bottles and a wet floor, just as well we took the car lol
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

PipSqueak

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Re: Elder flower champagne
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 11:35:19 am »
We tried it once - had it in the garage.  We went away for the day in summer - came back to 20 smashed bottles and a wet floor, just as well we took the car lol

Always use plastic bottles; it is much safer!  And if you loosen the tops slightly excess pressure can escape - we have safely left them a whole weekend using this method.

doganjo

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Re: Elder flower champagne
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2017, 03:58:15 pm »
Yes well I know that now, but my late husband was just a very enbthusiastic novice wine maker at the  time. :eyelashes:
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

 

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