Yield: One Gallon US
Beginning SG/PA: 1.800

2 lbs. Morello cherries (fresh, canned or bottled)
3 pts. home brewed beer or commercial beer
1 lb. demerara sugar
1 nutrient tablet, or 1 tsp. yeast nutrient
1 pkg. Port wine yeast


  1. Dissolve sugar in beer and pour over cherries.
  2. Mash cherries with hands removing stones as you can.
  3. Add nutrient and yeast and ferment in a warm place.
  4. After 3 weeks strain and press fruit and check the S.G.
  5. If below 1.020 add a little more sugar and continue fermentation as long as possible.
  6. Finish the wine sweet, store for at least 6 months. This makes an excellant imitation Cherry Brandy