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Black Elder Wine Recipe D.I.Y.

Black Elder Wine Recipe D.I.Y.
Black Elder Wine Recipe D.I.Y.

Black Elder Wine Recipe

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Are you looking for an awesome Black Elder Wine Recipe light or full body flavor you will find it blow? So look no further you have found what you have been looking for! Below is the most awesome tasting Black Elder Wine Recipe in the world.


  • 1.2kg Black Elder berries
  • 4.5 litres Water
  • 1.1kg Sugar
Step 2
  • 2 tsp Acid Blend
  • 1 tsp Yeast Nutrient
  • 1/2 tsp Pectic Enzyme
  • 1 Campden Tablet
  • 1 sachet of Yeast (we recommend Lalvin RC 212)


  • 2 Caroboy’s or fermenting containers
  • Fruit Press
  • Straining bag
  • Siphon
  • Airlock
  • Airlock bungee


Step 1

Heat the water in a pan on the stove, add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Bring to the boil for a minute and then turn off the heat.

Use a potato masher to thoroughly crush the berries. Take the prepared elderberries and place them in the straining bag add them to your sanitized fermenting bucket.

Keep in mind elderberries will stain so try not to get any on your clothes. Your straining bag will never be the same color after making elderberry wine!

Step 2

After 24 hours add your yeast and the rest of stage 2 and cover your fermenter.

Take the sugar gravity with your hydrometer Starting Specific Gravity (S.G.) should be between 1.085 – 1.090

Stir your batch every day and check the Specific Gravity with your Hydrometer. In about 3 – 5 days your S.G. should be about 1.040.

Step 3

Now you will siphon your wine off of the sediment into your secondary container which is usually your glass carboy.

(The sediment is the stuff that accumulates at the bottom of your container.)

Attach your airlock and wait for your fermentation to be complete.

You will know it is complete when your S.G. has reached 1.000. This will take about 3 weeks.

Step 4

Siphon your wine off the sediment into a clean secondary carboy, reattach your airlock.

You will wait about 2 months and then siphon your wine off the sediment again. Keep doing this until your wine is clear. If it is clear now then it is time to bottle.

Step 5

Let wine sit for a couple of months before drinking.

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Binyomin Terebelo, Master Distiller and Drinkologist.

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Written by Binyomin Terebelo
I love hearing from you about why you love something I wrote or published or a recipe I don't know. I am Master Distiller at Terebelo Distillery, Love all things alcohol. Freelance for Grogmag and blog recipes for Weekend Rabbi too.
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