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tellish33

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I want to make a really good fruit brandy. Is this the right place for this? NOT the distilled kind (I know its illegal) the fruit kind. If so, can anyone help me out? I figured someone on here would have a good recipe.

I do apologize in advance if this isnt appropiate for this site.
 

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you can make fruit WINE legally.

fruit brandy is distilled fruit wine. so you can't make brandy without distillation.

unless you are getting a TBB permit to make alcohol fuel, I would recommend not discussing distillation unless its a distillation friendly board.

what exactly do you want to make?
 
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I was wanting to make a cherry "brandy" and a raspberry "brandy". I found one recipe that uses a 1/5th of vodka with the fruit for about 4-6 months. Just curoius if anyone had a good recipe. Thx.
 

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If you're just looking to soak fruit in alcohol for a few months to get some flavor in the alcohol, this is a good site: http://www.infused-vodka.com/infused-vodkacomsinfusionjars-recipebook.aspx

It's also how people make lemoncello. You'll find a ton of recipes out there; all are good.

If you're looking to start a fruit wine, and then dump in alcohol to kill off the yeast about mid-ferment to keep the residual sugar and boost the alcohol, try looking for a fortified wine recipe, or a port style recipe. Can't think of any off the top of my head, but I made a peach port style wine like this once and it's really good.
 
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