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    Elderflower Champagne First Timer

    Well, I gave a bottle to a work buddy to try, and very positive feedback, nice and dry plenty of bubbles, I might try sweetening the next lot a bit for my taste , but it seems you can really go wrong, I used lalvin ec1118 yeast and just let it ferment out in the bottle, might consider a...
  2. M

    Elderflower Champagne First Timer

    Well, I gave a bottle to a work buddy to try, and very positive feedback, nice and dry plenty of bubbles, I might try sweetening the next lot a bit for my taste , but it seems you can really go wrong, I used lalvin ec1118 yeast and just let it ferment out in the bottle, might consider a...
  3. M

    Elderflower Champagne First Timer

    Lol, bet they was soon after, I've no idea what to try next, I've had thoughts of doing either parma violet champagne (tried parma violet gin once, and must admit it went down a treat, usually a beer or lager drinker but must say I'm impressed by some of the flavoured gins, always with lemonade...
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    Elderflower Champagne First Timer

    Could always vary the amount, I put 1 drop in 5 of the bottles and 1½ in the other 3, they all seem to have enough fizz, also topped off with the still wine to try prevent too much fizz loss, I even put an extra drop in one bottle after Disgorging, just to see if will sweeten up any.
  5. M

    Elderflower Champagne First Timer

    Hi, I've made some elderflower champagne this year, put it in prosecco bottles and added carbination drops, once it had settled I popped the crown cap off one bottle jyst see how things are progressing , even chilled it the night before ready for Disgorging , christ it was lively, lost about...
  6. M

    Elderflower champagne

    Bottle these yesterday, prosecco bottles with 29mm crown caps, used coppers carbonation drops, 2 per bottle in five of them, 1½ in the other 3, thought I'd try a variation just to see how much fizz you get, plus although all bottles are prosecco, 3 of them had flatter bottoms than the others...
  7. M

    Stainless Steel pipe mesh/sparkling wine

    Hello everyone, Briefly I am making elderflower champagne for the first time, its been fermenting away for 5 days so looking to bottle in prosecco bottles, was looking online for the bottle as is or adding priming sugar/carbination drops, cam across a thread on another forum(American) suggesting...
  8. M

    newbie

    hi all, not new to home wine making, but after a 20 year break fancy having another go, looking to make some elderflower champagne, seems simple enough, got some prosecco bottles on the way, more to follow, just need to source a fermentation bucket and the odds and sods, and I'll be back to...
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