Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack
I made 5 gallons of mulberry wine like 3 summers ago.
I hear ya on the wine. The best batch I ever made was from a carton of oranges. I worked at a small grocery store (30-some years ago) - the oranges were on the verge of going bad, so the owner gave them to me. Probably one of my smarter moves - I gave them to my Dad and asked, "Hey, can you show me how to make wine with these?" and promptly forgot about them for a year or so. Dad showed up at my house one day when I was broke and couldn't afford beer - case of orange wine in tow. Whoo-hoo! Party that night!
I've got a crab apple tree in my yard that goes absolutely bonkers every other year. Figured I'd make some crab apple jelly. Must have done something wrong, because it didn't gel. So what do you do with 16 pints of crab apple syrup? Make crab apple wine!! Wasn't too bad, either.