WATERMELON-GRAPE MOONSHINE BRANDY
|30 Lb watermelon|
|7-1/2 Lb fresh table red or green grapes|
|water to 5 gallon|
|juice and zest of 10 lemons|
|24 cups granulated sugar|
|wine or distillers yeast|
Cut the rind off of melon, cut melon into one-inch cubes, remove loose seeds, and put melon and any free juice in primary (crock, plastic pail, etc.). Thinly grate the yellow off ten lemons, juice the lemons, and add the juice and zest (gratings) to primary. Separately, wash, destem, and crush the grapes well in a bowl. Add grapes and grape juice. Add water to make up 5 gallon. Add sugar and stir well to dissolve. Cover primary with cloth, wait 24 hours. Add yeast. Cover and ferment 5 days, stirring dairy. Strain juice into secondary (demijohn) and fit airlock. Ferment 30 days.