[NAFEX] Elderberry wine Martha D

Richard MURPHY murphman108 at msn.com
Mon Nov 5 16:07:55 EST 2007

I checked out your yeast. Good stuff; flavor nuetral.
That could also mean less Hydrogen Sulfide.
It also has a very high alcohol tolerance.

My friends don't know they're drinking apple unless I tell them, in most cases.
Most of us wouldn't know High-Class wine if we were afloat in it !!
The best compliments we get are when our friends ask for more.
Thanks for the link.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: mIEKAL aND<mailto:dtv at mwt.net> 
  To: North American Fruit Explorers<mailto:nafex at lists.ibiblio.org> 
  Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 1:49 PM
  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Elderberry wine Martha D

  I've been using WhiteLabs liquid merlot yeast the last several years  
  to make my elderberry wine & it has made a tremendous difference in  
  the body & character of the wine.


  A number of people have thought they were drinking grapes, but maybe  
  that doesn't mean anything.


  On Nov 5, 2007, at 12:13 PM, Richard MURPHY wrote:

  > Hello Martha and All;
  > If you bought a wine kit, and it came with dried Elderberries, I  
  > can almost promise you that they are Nigra, not Canadensis. Across  
  > the pond, most, if not all are Nigra. When you buy dried  
  > Elderberries on the web from a Herb Co., they are almost all Nigra  
  > (I've not seen Can. yet). British people love Elderberry wine.
  >     Regarding the winemaking........ I've used both successfully.
  > Observations:
  > DRIED:    cheap - always avail - 'unknown spray history' (usually  
  > wild picked = no spray ??) , no green crud
  > FRESH:    fresh or frozen - spray history known - green crud.
  > What is Green Crud ?  It is a component of fresh Elder that turns  
  > into tar-like green glue on the meniscus of the Primary  
  > fermentation tank, and in hoses / tools. Not harmful, just a  
  > nuisance to wash off.
  > Both of my wines tasted very similar. Understand that I bring the  
  > fresh Elderberries (in about 1" of water) in a covered pot to a  
  > boil for about 3 minutes. This changes their taste, more like that  
  > of the dried.
  > Wine from 2/3 cider and 1/3 Elderberry-cooked-in-water is  
  > awesome !! Better you make a lot !
  > Get the initial S.G. up to 1.09   Ferment to dryness. Back sweeten  
  > it a lot. (sorbate too) Oh my...
  > Cheers !
  > Murph

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