July 09, 2006
Well, with all the cherries I have sitting on my cherry tree, I figured that I might as well see if I can make some cherry country wine out of them. Last year's batch of mint wine turned out alright... not really great, but it was proof enough that I could make alcohol from mint leaves. Cherries should be even easier, and there's a lot more sugar in cherries than there is in mint leaves, I'm sure it'll come out a bit better.
Just to do things a little differently, I took my pitted cherries and threw them into my Magic Bullet mixer with some sugar, which turned them into a pure liquid... and then I boiled it all up and poured them into a wine bottle. I figure that mixing it all up will make it easier for the yeast to get at the sugars in the cherries, so it should accelerate the alcohol-making process.
Hopefully something interesting happens. I'll keep you posted.