22 August 2005

Blackberry Brandy

As per J.Breedlove's request, here's the recipe for the blackberry brandy we're making:

Ingredients
  • 3 qts fruit (blackberries in this case)
  • 3 gal water at 112 F
  • 1 small cake Champagne yeast
  • 10 lbs sugar, cane is best, not bee
  • 3 quartered lemons
  • 4 lbs raisins

Directions
  1. Combine all but the raisins in appropriate-sized container with a lid.
  2. Stir once everyday for 7 days.
  3. Add raisins after 7 days.
  4. Let stand 21 days, then remove fruit and siphon off fluid.
  5. Let stand 5 days, siphon and bottle.

You can drink the brandy within 3 months, but I find it tastes better with age. At 3 months, it tastes too much like cheap table wine.

You may consider finding nice bottles and decorating them, as they make wonderful gifts.

Disfrutan!!!

2 comments:

J. Breedlove said...

Thanks Kyle. Hopefully I'll get to make some. Yay!

Kyle Stich said...

Hope you get the chance to make it, Jimmy. I love the way it fizzes as you stir it everyday during the first week.