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Elderberry uses

I have more elderberries than I could've imagined. I use them for jelly and we're going to try wine. I also use them for cold remedy. Anybody make syrup? How do you make it? Ever use jelly in a sauce for BBQ?
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Re: Elderly uses

Elderberry syrup is good for colds.
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Yeah I fill up a small jar with berries then fill with clear non flavored vodka. Put it in a closet or dark space for a few weeks then remove berries. When ya feel the onset of cold symptoms take a teaspoon of the elixir.
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Re: Elderly uses

I use them in my hard cider recipe. You can always freeze them for future uses. Japanese beetles shredded our elderberries this year. If you weren't so far away, I'd find a way to help take them off your hand!
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Elderberry pie is really delicious, served with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream.
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Re: Elderly uses

I like the jelly, but I really want to try the cold recipe. How many do you add to the hard cider?
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Re: Elderly uses

I don't know if there's a correct amount. I just spoke a lady from Belgium that made syrup with the elderberries and just mixed a spoonful with warm milk.
Another-the method I used- I filled a smallish jar with berries and filled with regular vodka. Put it in a dark place for 6 weeks, remove, smash and strain berries and return liquid back to vodka.
Take a spoonful at the onset of flu symptoms for several days. Elderberry contains the same chemical benefits of the new cold medicines like Zycam etc.
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Wine. My dad made elderberry wine every year for as long as I can recall. Made jam from them too. I remember that we always had his elderberry wine with Thanksgiving dinner. However, the dandelion wine he made was wicked strong stuff and beloved by the guys who picked up our weekly trash as a "sweetener" so that they would take stuff that they were not supposed to. Sorry for the reach-back to the 1950's.

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Re: Elderberry uses

My dad pretty much still makes wine with it but it is a unique flavor for sure. He typically mixes it with other fruit.

As for dandelion wine he made that a few times and just had some last year but talk about time consuming!! Cutting the tops off all those dandelions takes forever!!!

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