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Post: # 22730Post marcherman
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:08 am

Hi Everyone,

A request here for your knowlege and help.

Does anyone at all have or know of a recipe for Elderflower Ale. I know this is a real Ale for I had it once or twice (or more) in a pub in Llanfihangel Glyn Myrfyr, so it has been made and, as it was gorgeous, I want to make some.

H-e-e-e-e-e--l-l-l-l-l-p-p-p-p-p-p-, Please
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Post: # 22783Post Shirley
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:37 pm

It sounds wonderful.... but haven't got a recipe sorry....

Did find this really exciting e-book that you can either read online or download for free - it has a recipe for elderBERRY ale... which I've tried drinking and enjoyed.


To make it Elder Ale_:--Take ten bushels of malt to a hogshead, then
put two bushels of elder-berries pickt from the stalks into a pot or
earthen pan, and set it in a pot of boiling water till the berries
swell, then strain it out and put the juice into the guile-fat, and
beat it often in, and so order it as the common way of brewing.


It's VERY old and has recipes for roasted swan and cock ale... too!! The mind boggles...

_To make Cock Ale_:--Take ten gallons of ale, and a large cock, the
older the better, parboil the cock, flea him, and stamp him in a stone
mortar till his bones are broken, (you must craw and gut him when you
flea him) put the cock into two quarts of sack, and put to it three
pounds of raisins of the sun stoned, some blades of mace, and a few
cloves; put all these into a canvas bag, and a little before you find
the ale has done working, put the ale and bag together into a vessel;
in a week or nine days' time bottle it up, fill the bottles but just
above the necks, and leave the same time to ripen as other ale.

Sounds awful eh?!
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Post: # 22803Post ina
Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:05 pm

I would willingly stop after the first bit of the instructions - take 10 gallons of ale.

Why spoil perfectly good ale with an old cock?
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Post: # 22810Post Muddypause
Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:20 pm

ina wrote:I would willingly stop after th first bit of the instructions - take 10 allons of ale.
I don't think I'd be able to last that long - I'd've stopped long before then.
Why spoil perfectly good ale with an old cock?
Ina, that's extremely funny - ya gotta use that in your sig!
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Post: # 22818Post marcherman
Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:45 pm

Old Farmers here made Cider with body by throwing in a Dead Rat. Now that HASA to be giving a brew some BODY!
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Thanks Shirlz

Post: # 22819Post marcherman
Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:47 pm

All I have to do now is get back to school and study up on Bushels and such like :lol:
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Elderflower Beer

Post: # 22827Post Andy Hamilton
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:43 pm

Don't know what a bushell is?? What they teaching these days, sheesh...

36.368 ltr

This mightbe easier to follow

Elderflower Beer

Ingredients:
0.5 litre (one pint) of elder flowers (not pressed down)
4.5 litres (eight pints) of water
One lemon
454g (1lb) of sugar
Brewers' yeast and nutrient2
Method:
While you're bringing the water to the boil, squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl with the elder florets and sugar. Pour the boiling water over them, cover them closely and allow the mixture to infuse for two hours. Stir in the yeast and ferment in a warm room for one week before straining into a screw-topped flagon. Store in a cool place for a week, after which the beer will be ready for drinking.

Elderflower beer is a 'mock beer'; true beers are made from malt and hops.

I found it tucked away on theBBC website.

It actually looks pretty easy to make too.
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Bushels...........

Post: # 22892Post marcherman
Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:40 am

Andy, I am so old I remember the song;

I love you a Bushel and a Peck,

Its not edecation but senility in my case, Damn it, I still remeber Exercise Books have ther Aduvoirporous Systems on the back Cover :?

Also, my thanks to both yourself and Ray, who found the Recipe in one of J.J.Berry's books, for all home brewers his book entitled,

First Steps in Wine Making,

Is still being produced and has many excellent recipes that are easy to follow. :drunken:
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Post: # 22908Post Wombat
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:09 am

Me too Marcherman, me too!

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Post: # 22921Post ina
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:05 am

Muddypause wrote:
Why spoil perfectly good ale with an old cock?
Ina, that's extremely funny - ya gotta use that in your sig!
:oops:
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Re: Bushels...........

Post: # 22925Post Shirley
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:12 am

marcherman wrote: Its not edecation but senility in my case, Damn it, I still remeber Exercise Books have ther Aduvoirporous Systems on the back Cover :?
what's that then?? I googled and found nowt..... I remember some forms of tables printed on the back of exercise books though??
marcherman wrote:Also, my thanks to both yourself and Ray, who found the Recipe in one of J.J.Berry's books, for all home brewers his book entitled,

First Steps in Wine Making,

Is still being produced and has many excellent recipes that are easy to follow. :drunken:
That sounds like one to look out for... cheers :occasion5:
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Post: # 22934Post ina
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:54 am

The spelling was a bit freerange... Try this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avoirdupois
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Post: # 22935Post Shirley
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:57 am

Thanks Ina....

Must have been wrong - 16 drams/drachms = 1 ounce (oz.) :mrgreen:

Affa small drams :drunken:

psst... Ina,,, I've emailed you... is your email working or should I pm thru here??
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Post: # 23748Post The Chili Monster
Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:01 am

Hi Shirlz
It's "First Steps in Winemaking" by C.J.J.Berry.
It's an informative read.
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