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Started by KDeath, May 17, 2018, 11:01:09 AM
Quote from: KDeath on May 17, 2018, 11:01:09 AMGonna give this a go this year but can't find a definitive recipe online - this is what I've put together so far:10L batch40 elderflower heads, no stems2kg sugarJuice & zest of 4 lemonsIn terms of ingredients there seems to be a bit of variety in terms of adding vinegar, citric acid, grape juice, etc. Is additional citric acid required if I add lemon juice? Not entirely sure of the purpose of the vinegar, I've also seen recipes including tea or sultanas for tannins - not sure if these are needed?In terms of process, I've seen some that don't treat the heads at all, others where the sugar & water is mixed to make a syrup then poured over the heads to kill any wild yeasts. What would be the best method there?I've seen some recipes where you bottle before it's finished which sounds like a recipe for bottle bombs - going to ferment to dryness then prime at about 10g/L for around 3.3 volumes of CO2, bottling in champagne/prosecco bottles.Any feedback or advice is appreciated!