Elderflower champagne
Vinny Offline
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#41
There's never nowt as simple as it seems is there. Rolleyes

Cleaned the 'Mash tub' with bleach and water, dried it, put water in the bottom to make sure tap seal wasn't leaking.......great everything was OK! Cool
Added all the ingredients then noticed tub was damp around the base. Great sez I as I rolled up my sleeves and stuck my hand inside contents to secure the inner nut on the tap. Would you credit it, it was cross threaded and leaked worse after tightening! Angry

I had to tip half of liquid out into a large bowl and tilt tub back in the kitchen sink so that I could remove tap and still leave a goodly amount of liquid in it. Luckily tap on barrel was same size and had a decent rubber seal. Fitted that and all seems fine now as I stood it up again and re-added liquid from bowl.

I now have a sticky arm and a very sticky kitchen floor off the sugared water. Added an extra litre to tub because of spillage Smile

Piccie is of old perished seal, looks to be home made cork seal (probably me that made it many years ago, rather than spend 10 pence on a new rubber seal) Rolleyes


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Vinny Offline
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I' e drank five bottles of my elder-flower pop now. How's everyone elses doing? Huh
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I know its hot today, but 5 bottles of pop!!
Only joking - as usual I waited too long to pick elderflowers. I'd seen a recipe for elderflower and lemon balm cordial which sounded interestng. It'll have to wait until 2022 to find out!
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I find if you leave it too long it gets a sulphur smell and has far too much gas.

I still have 10 litres in a barrel so might try a wee snifter of that and see what its like?
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Had our first glass last night. From the barrel. Flipping thing keeps leaking from the joint around the tap, when the pressure builds. Good excuse to get on and drink it.
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