If you want to make Elderflower Champagne this year, our Sparkling Elderflower Making Kit complete with a recipe is for you.
Makes up to 10 Litres / 20 Pints /2 gallons of sparkling elderflower wine. Simply add elderflowers, sugar, lemons, white wine vinegar and water. You can then re-use the equipment year after year for making elderflower champagne or any number of other homemade wines.
This kit includes all the equipment you will need, plus a sachet of sparkling wine yeast and instructions as follows:
- 12.5 litre food grade fermentation bucket with handle and lid, and a bored hole fitted with a grommet
- 5 litre food grade fermentation bucket with handle and lid, and a bored hole fitted with a grommet
- 2 bubbler airlocks which fit into the holes in the bucket lids
- a sachet of top quality sparkling wine yeast
- a glass hydrometer stored in a plastic tube (which doubles as a trial jar) with instructions for use
- 2 temperature thermometers which can be stuck to the buckets, for ongoing monitoring of the temperature
- a syphon complete with tap and sediment trap for easy racking and bottling
- a long plastic spoon for stirring, which can be sterilised
- a 2 litre plastic jug
- an 18 cm plastic funnel for easy bottling
- a tub of cleaner steriliser
- 2 brown kraft tags to label your bucket and write notes/keep track of where you are in the wine making process
- 10 PET bottles with caps, as it is recommended that you store sparkling elderflower in plastic bottles rather than glass to avoid explosions
- our Almost Off Grid Recipe for Sparkling Elderflower Champagne.
The kit, as detailed above, includes both a large and small bucket. This means you can either strain from the larger bucket into the smaller one if you are using fruit or flowers after the first fermentation, or have two batches of wine fermenting at the same time.
Please note: elderflower champagne ingredients, other than the yeast, are not included. Sparkling elderflower typically takes around 2 weeks to ferment in the bucket and a further 4 weeks to mature inside the bottles before it is ready to drink.