Anyway, onto the peaches! That come in a can!
That is in fact the exact can my fellas got, and decided to make... Peach Wine!
That's not my picture either, and it doesn't look anything like that yet, but that is what they are going for. Yum!
Obi has made beer a few times and so much enjoyed the process, and honestly, the kids really enjoy watching it all happen as well. This is viewed as chemistry around here, not delinquency. Peter especially was really interested in watching wine happen, so he and Obi researched and found that peach is a relatively easy and cheap first wine.
Here are the peaches (did you ever think anything so delicious could be made to look so disgusting?) They emptied the can into their wine making container (what an ugly cask!) wrapping the actual peaches in netting.
They added water and a TON of sugar. Like eleven pounds, I'm not kidding. Better be good. Then wine additives, like tannin, because peaches do not contain their own tannin like grape seeds would. I guess. Moving along.
After letting it sit and ferment for a bit, adding yeast and stirring whenever, I have no idea, they transferred the mush to a better, more sealable, but still extremely ugly container. I think this was after a week or so.
First they squeezed all the good stuff out of the peaches into the container, then discarded them because...yuck.
And this was the fun part. Obviously. They siphoned all the good stuff into the new container, leaving behind all the yucky yeast, etc.
Then the barrel was sealed, and banished to our foreboding, dungeon like basement to grow in wisdom and clarity.
The thingamajigger on top is an aerator I'm told, and it well, it bubbles and let's you know the wine is thinking deep thoughts.
The last step will be to bottle the contents of the above jug, and let it sit. Again. Lots o' sitting. The total process will take several months, and let me tell you, it better taste better than my dinners.