||[Sep. 2nd, 2006|09:19 am]
So there is this plum tree in our neighbor's yard. Well kind of our neighbor. It's the tiny lot next to ours where the guy is always has a car, truck or boat for sale. I'm not sure if the lot is even attached to a house. Anyway there is this black plum tree that the first year that we were here had lots of plums, and I waited too long to ask if we could have said plums. So the next year we had no rain and no plums.|
This year there were lots of plums. About 35 lbs of plums, but I'm getting ahead of myself. I had asked the car-guy if we could pick them the year prior, and he said yes. So last week, I got out a ladder, a picking basket that B has, and picked about 35 lbs. of plums.
I must give thanks to memeurgy for helping me cut and de-pit all of those plums in one evening. Thank you so much, it would have taken me two days to do them all. Looking at my recipe I realized that I had enough plums (after pitting) for about 8 gallons of plum wine. I made a 3 and 5 gallon batch.
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The plum wine is going to have this great red color to it. And from the way is smells now, yeast aside, I think it's going to be really tasty. It will be ready to drink at the end of next summer, a year from now. This is the only part of brewing that I wish went faster... the waiting. But you do get some spectacular results when you do.