A regular accounting of the goings on with our family, garden, animals and travels. Gardening in USDA Zone 8b.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Step Two of the Elderberry Wine
The elderberry wine had been sitting for four days, with us stirring it once a day, so it was time for the next step.
I stirred it up again, and then started straining out the solids into a pitcher. This took some time, whew!
This smelled so good...it already has a bit of a wine smell.
After the final bit was strained, we poured it into the gallon jug and plugged it with the air lock.
I went ahead and put it back down in the bucket (just in case it bubbles over or out. I have no idea what to expect.) The directions said to put it in a somewhat warm area, so it's in the corner of the kitchen and I wrapped it in a cloth. John checked it today and it's bubbling, and I think its supposed to be doing that. Now we wait three weeks......