3 lbs / 1350 grams fresh elderberries 1 lb / 450 grams sultanas 3 lbs / 1350 grams sugar 8 pints / 1 gallon water 1 teaspoon citric acid 1 campden tablet Wine yeast Yeast nutrient METHOD - WHAT TO DO
Strip and crush the berries and boil with water. Strain through a sieve and place liquid in a bucket. Add the sugar and the citric acid and when cool add the campden tablet and yeast. Leave to ferment for five days stirring daily and then pour the liquid into a demijohn and seal with an airlock.
Store the wine in a warm place and allow the fermentation to work itself out. When fermentation has ceased, rack the wine into a clean jar and place in a cooler environment and leave for a further few months. Rack again and leave until the wine is stable. Leave for a further six months and bottle.
****What do I do with the sultanas and can I have a little more detail please?
This is my first attempt at making my own from scratch****