Mudcat Café message #475367 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34895   Message #475367
Posted By: Penny S.
02-Jun-01 - 07:36 PM
Thread Name: Elderflower Champagne
Subject: RE: Elderflower Champagne
Do watch that you are scrupulously clean with everything. One year my mix went dramatically off with some sort of fungal or algal stringy stuff in it. That's the trouble with wild yeasts. I now stick to commercial products. Also make sure that your trees are well clear of traffic fumes and other contaminants. I suspect some of the stuff about the smell is about pre- and post- fertilisation. And look out for camouflaged white spiders on the blooms.