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by Rundemc
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Successful alcoholic elderflower champagne recipe
Replies: 2
Views: 2809

Re: Successful alcoholic elderflower champagne recipe

Hi. Yep I just use standard 1 litre fizzy pop bottles that I saved, (like schweppes bottles). Just let the gas out until its a decent champagne like fizz and chill outside or in a fridge to totally stop the fermentation if it hasn't already. The Lalvin yeast is pretty resistant stuff. Two bottles ne...
by Rundemc
Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fermentation stopped
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Fermentation stopped

Ok got this going on another thread, but just to sum up, it was the yeast. Wasn't strong enough. Cleared the brew and re started with Lalvin Champagne yeast and nutrients. All good now and got a great result. Recipe here http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... 19&t=28147
by Rundemc
Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Successful alcoholic elderflower champagne recipe
Replies: 2
Views: 2809

Successful alcoholic elderflower champagne recipe

So my latest batch of elderflower champ has been a total success, although I must say it required a lot of babysitting along the way... (But what brew doesn't?) This recipe uses good quality bought yeast, and i haven't used any preservatives etc. I opened a bottle the other day, around a month after...
by Rundemc
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fermentation stopped
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Fermentation stopped

Re: Elderflower Champagne - Fermentation almost stopped after 3 days. Ok, now the fermentation has almost stopped and SG is still high, around 7. Started of at 8 and used yeast nutrients. Both yeast and nutrients added as instructed for 5 gal. What do you think? It's been around 27cent in my flat. M...
by Rundemc
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderflower Champagne - getting it fizzy
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Elderflower Champagne - getting it fizzy

Ok thanks guys. I've got a 5L bin with airlock, and using champagne yeast. It's going to be about 8% when it's done. 3 days of fast bubbling, now slowed down quite a lot. its still quite sweet so wandering if the yeast is dying off. might just be me being paranoid. It's around 27 centigrade in my fl...
by Rundemc
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderflower Champagne - getting it fizzy
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Elderflower Champagne - getting it fizzy

Hi all. Ive made EC a few times but never managed to get bang on. Although I'm not following andys recipe I'd still like to ask a question here. Basically I'm doing a 5 gallon brew and have used a yeast culture with the idea of making it fizzy in the bottle. Do I rack before fermentation has complet...