Elderberry Wine

posted by Angel 07-06-100 5:26 PM

Elderberry Wine

4 qt. elderberries
5 qt. boiling water
4 lb. sugar
1/2 lb. seeded raisins
1 yeast cake
1/2 c. warm water
2 lemons -- sliced
2 oranges -- sliced

Wash berries and remove from heads. Place in large bowl and pour boiling hot water over them. Let stand for 20 minutes, then strain them through a cheesecloth. When juice is lukewarm, measure.

To each gallon of liquid, add the sugar, raisins, lemons, oranges and yeast dissolved in warm water. Stir and put into a crock. Let work for 40 days.

Bottle the wine, but do not cap until it stops working.

Note: Be sure liquid is lukewarm when yeast is added.

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