I've been planning on a hike to collect Madrone berries this
weekend. Most of the trees around here don't produce, but I know of
three large ones at 2700 feet that have a lot of berries. Hopefully,
they're not over ripe. I'll post my results.
The herbal liqueur that I mentioned a few weeks ago (yarrow, yerba
santa, etc...) is steeping. I will post my results after I do a
second run in my de-refluxed still. So far, it smells great. Hope
it tastes as well as it smells.
--- In Distillers@y..., "waljaco" <waljaco@h...> wrote:
> Medronho is a Portugese spirit made from the berries of the
> Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo). This tree is a native of Ireland
> to my knowledge is not fermented to make a wine.
> There are recipes for Madrone berry (U.S. name) wine using related
> native U.S. madrone berries - this can obviously be distilled:
> You could make a pure madrone fruit mash by following instructions
> Tony's site: