Originally Posted by Dicky
Gave me the worst hangover I've ever had too.
ah! very reassuring!! i hope mine gets to the point where i could get enough down to create a hangover....
i did my best to get only berries and no stems. never perfect but i didn't just throw in the whole heads.
no idea if there's a difference between euro and new world elderberry??
now that the wine has cleared well, i'm going to forget about it for a long time, wrapped in tin foil and stuck away in the corner.
but just one more observation, my skeptical living companion smelled the jug before racking, which was like huffing crude oil and eggy gym shoes, and then smelled the jug after racking, which was already a bit more mellow, more like paint, capers and rust. could that tiny bit of aeration in (very careful) racking have helped drive off some stank? no idea but any improvement is good. update in 6 months, thanks for replies!