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Elderberry Wine:

2 gallons ripe elderberries, washed
2 1/2 gallons water
1/4 lb sugar
juice of 1 lemon
1 cake yeast

Mash elderberries well in a large (5 gal) pot. Add water. Bring to
a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Slowly stir in sugar and lemon
juice. After 15 more minutes at simmer, remove from heat and allow
to cool enough to handle. Strain through collander, then through
tea strainer, then through cloth into large container, a crock or
plastic/glass water container. In a cup of LUKEWARM water dissolve
the yeast. Pour into berries and cover well with cloth. Allow to
ferment for 10 days. Next, carefully, so as to leave dregs on
bottom, pour fermenting juice into gal. jugs. Cork tightly, store
in cool, dark 3 months. Draw the wine from the sediment after 3
mos. No aging req'd.

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