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tattycat

  • Joined Nov 2013
Help! my Elderflower Cordial is popping the tops off the bottles. And it seems to have a 'must'. Any ideas how to rescue it?
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SallyN

  • Joined Jun 2015
  • Nr Chard, Somerset
Re: Elderflower cordialHelp!! My ElderflowElderflower Cordial
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2015, 11:29:24 pm »
you can't :D elderflowers have a varying amount of yeast in the flowers according to the season/weather/stuff like that and this year seems to have been quite a good one - my cordial has definitely been a bit fizzy too! I'd just release the gas and enjoy the cordial - at least you won't need to add fizzy water!  :innocent:
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oldwolf

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • Livingston
Re: Elderflower cordialHelp!! My ElderflowElderflower Cordial
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2015, 08:41:17 pm »
If it is starting to fizz its fermenting and I assume that you do not want the alcohol. To late but you can stop it where it is lightly alcoholic by adding sodium metabisulphate / campden tablets which will kill off the yeast and stop the fermentation.
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waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Elderflower cordialHelp!! My ElderflowElderflower Cordial
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2015, 10:45:21 pm »
I always freeze mine in plastic bags and get some out when needed, it works wonders and you don't have to worry about popping noises or lost cordial.
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