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Old 20-04-2017, 02:29 PM   #31
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Right. Got this into 2 x DJs. Actually does not taste too bad although still very sweet at 1.018. Does not smell too bad now either.
Bubbling nicely (100 mile an hour in fact but no frothing) but........

That bl**dy brown resin!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ended up using WD40 on it and it shifted.
did you use straining bags/cloth over a funnel?

I tried squishing once using my wilko plastic spoon, almost had to bin it - used olive oil to get it off in the end.

I've heard stories of ruined FV's when making true elderberry wine, but I never experienced that with the 100% fresh stuff.. The wine was vile, but thats a LONG term storage brew apparently (like 1-3 years )


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did you use straining bags/cloth over a funnel?

I tried squishing once using my wilko plastic spoon, almost had to bin it - used olive oil to get it off in the end.

I've heard stories of ruined FV's when making true elderberry wine, but I never experienced that with the 100% fresh stuff.. The wine was vile, but thats a LONG term storage brew apparently (like 1-3 years )
Used a muslin bag over a funnel. Chucked the bag. Funnel not too much problem but had some nasty browning in the fv which got worse as wiped. Will remember the olive oil trick. .

DJs now bubbling for England!! How long do yours normally go from now?

Would add - the same Wilko spoon here picked up a few traces too whilst stirring periodically. Got rid with dish soap but took some rubbing.


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Used a muslin bag over a funnel. Chucked the bag. Funnel not too much problem but had some nasty browning in the fv which got worse as wiped. Will remember the olive oil trick. .

DJs now bubbling for England!! How long do yours normally go from now?

Would add - the same Wilko spoon here picked up a few traces too whilst stirring periodically. Got rid with dish soap but took some rubbing.
I used a muslin cloth when I made my blackberry, did the job but I also ended up chucking it. I've since picked up a proper straining bag and it's SO much better, and washes fine - I've used it tons of times.

Mine take another 3 weeks , so SLOW, I think its the temperature issues I've been posting about. I've had one complete in 2 weeks when it was a bit warmer.
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Activity on these has now slowed considerably. Been in djs for 5 days. Took an SG as was doing others and it is at 0.994. Quick taste reveals a distinct hint of a 1960's tramp sitting in a pool of sick sucking diarrhoea through a sweaty sock. Colour is ok though Very unpleasant. . Patience will hopefully be a virtue with this one or the 'Dog' will be off to the vet.
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Activity on these has now slowed considerably. Been in djs for 5 days. Took an SG as was doing others and it is at 0.994. Quick taste reveals a distinct hint of a 1960's tramp sitting in a pool of sick sucking diarrhoea through a sweaty sock. Colour is ok though Very unpleasant. . Patience will hopefully be a virtue with this one or the 'Dog' will be off to the vet.
oh dear !!!

Mine didnt taste like that at all, are you sure it's not just the smell - block your nose and have another sip
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Early days gdog, early days.
I bottled a batch last night that has been clearing naturally in DJ's for just over a month (with a CT per gallon), had a tiny sip and it's amazing..
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Did you rack into dj onto CT once it had stopped. Off the lees?
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Did you rack into dj onto CT once it had stopped. Off the lees?
yup, then left to clear for a month as I didn't fancy using finings.


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