(Adapted from Ed Slonaker's recipe)


5 gallons


11 pounds frozen blueberries

4 pounds frozen blackberries

12 pounds sugar

5 gallon water

5 tsp acid blend

2.5 tsp pectic

2.5 tsp energizer

5 tsp nutrient

5 tablets Campden

1.25 tsp tannin


Starting SG was 1.100 Added oak chips.


Lalvin 72B-1122 yeast 


At bottling, it tasted like rocket fuel.  After 3 months in the bottle, it has mellowed out a bit, but still quite hot.  I’d say, wait at least 6 months before you even start thinking of trying it.