by: Peter on 11.Jun.2003 09:58:23
Give 30 l fresh elderflowers without thick stems in a vat together with 10 sliced lemons and 8 sliced oranges. Fill up with 70 l water.
- lactic acid to get a pH of 3,5.
- 6 ml pectinase
- 115 g turbo yeast
- 9 kg refined sugar
Stir and close the vat with a siphon.
After appr. one week add 9 kg sugar again, and stir the content.
After another week add the last portion of sugar (9 kg) and don't forget stirring.
The fermentation is after appr. 4 weeks ready (at 22°C) and the mash can be distilled.
The odor of the brandy is intense like elderflower, whereas the flavour is also refreshing because of the lemons and oranges.
| RE: elderflower
by: Jon on 17.Jun.2003 13:27:33
Is it also possible to ferment without lemons and oranges to get only the elderflower taste?