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kkovic

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Hello,
I'm hoping to start making elderflower wine tomorrow and I have all the ingredients in my recipe apart from tannin. The recipe says 1 teaspoon of wine tannin. Is there any way I can use a substitute or is it really necessary? This is only my second time making wine and my first attempt went wrong last year so I really don't want to mess this one up!
Please let me know what you think... K
 

St Allie

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Hello Kkovik,

Welcome to the forum .

Make up a cup of strong black tea, let it cool and add that to your wine. It's the same as adding the powdered tannin.

Allie
 

Wade E

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You could skip it if you like but will end up with a wine with less body, you could also add some grape concentrate for this body or raisins!
 

Luc

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I am harvesting elderflowers as we speak.
National holliday today, getting on my bike in an hour and start harvesting.
Yesterday evening I harvested enough for 10 liters (Edit: it was actually enoughfor 25 liter.) but that is just the beginning. I am aiming at 60 liter this year.

You can find my recipe on my weblog:
http://wijnmaker.blogspot.com/2009/05/vlierbloesemwijn-2-elderflowerwine-2.html

And it came out fabulous last year. So I am doing the same recipe again.
Like Wade said, you can (and I did) ommit the tannin.

And like Allie said: a cup of strong black tea (really strong) would be the best replacement.

Luc
 
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kiljoy

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None of that Namby Pamby liptons stuff either. Go for the gusto with british blend tetly's or something like it.
 

kkovic

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Thanks!!

That's good... I won't have to spend a load more money on shipping then!
Thank you everyone. My yeast arrived in the post today so I'll start everything tonight.
K
 

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