Elderflower Champagne

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I have to admit, even though I say it myself, so far, home brewing has gone pretty well. So while I wait for payday, and the money to afford new ingredients, I thought it was time for some hedgerow wine. Locally the council have very thoughtfully planted a copse of Elder trees, so I wandered down there a week or so ago to pick some of the heads for some elderflower champagne. It is one of the simplest recipes, so I didn’t think there would be much I could fuck up, but it seems that whatever I have done, it comes under the heading ‘WRONG’.

On the bright side, all I have wasted is a little time and some sugar, but I am very disappointed that I own a bucket of sugary water with twigs and shit floating in it, rather than six or so bottles of delicious elderflower champagne.

I would’ve settled for ok tasting stuff if I’m honest.

The First Tasting of the Home-brew Beer

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I know this happened a long time ago, but I forgot to post it on here, possibly because after a couple of bottles, you tend to lose track of what you were doing or planning to do. It turned out exceedingly acceptable, if a little sweet. It is supposed to be a lager with hints of lime and tequila, so I am very happy with the results. Pop in and try one 😀