5 gallons fresh pressed juice - 1/4 tsp metabisulfite - wait 24 hours, pitch hydrated safale us-05 wait about 10 days, rack onto 9 lb frozen cherries. Wait 10 days, rack into carboy, crystal clear, maybe "cold crashed" on the cherries?
Wait 2 months. S.G. 1.000. Rack onto 2 lb honey - S.G. 1.016, pitch 1/4 pkg ec1118, wait 48 hours, sample every 2 days or so. After 8 days it's perfect.
Heat water to 190deg F. Turn off heat. Add 8 22 oz bottles. (It's a 7 gallon pot). Put lid on pot. Kaboom. Kaboom. Lost 2 bottles at about 6 minutes.
Clean up. Refill pot. Heat to 160. Turn off heat. Add mix of 22 oz and 12 oz bottles, Cover and wait 20 minutes. Lost no bottles. Repeat.
Taste test tomorrow.