Once upon a time, in the beginning… People had the time to make things from scratch rather than just buying them from the store and it’s so nice to have the time on our hands to do just that – go back to basics and do things the old fashioned way where we can.
So we decided to make Waragi, a Banana Brandy. My other half has been dying to try and make some ever since a friend made Morula Beer a few weeks back.
He managed to find a keg and of course the challenge was on to see what he could do with it and spent a few hours taking it apart and making a new contraption for the top part of it.
So he’s finished the first part of a making a stil to get the fermenting process going.
We spent hours peeling, cutting and boiling up bananas.
And adding the necessary ingredients (Sugar).
And it has then gone into our converted keg for the fermenting process.
And now we wait a few days before starting the actual distilling process…
And in the meantime… a second bucket has appeared. We’re making Lemonchello with all the lemons and limes falling off the trees on the farm.
And I’m making banana bread from all the left over bananas.
Who knew I could be this domesticated.
Hope I can come up with something equally exciting to do tomorrow.