Keep an eye open for Damson trees when you're out and about. There's lots in Cheshire, the owners don't usually mind if you knock on the door and ask for a few Damsons! You might have to give them a bottle of wine though!
1 tsp citric acid
1 tsp pectolase
Yeast- Gervin no 2 is ideal.
These fruits have a great flavour but
don't boil or soak them too long or they get bitter.
Pour 2 pints boiling water over the fruit and leave overnight.
Next day add 4 pints cold water, and everything else.
Leave 24 hours and strain off. Do not squeeze too much!
Pour into a demi john
Leave until it stops frothing(about 2 days) and fill up with cold water to the shoulder of the demi john.
Ferment out as normal, when it stops fermenting( bubbles stop) syphon off into a clean demi-john and add a campden tablet and a potassium sorbate tablet. .
Leave about a month if it doesn't clear, add finings and another campden tablet.
Bottle when clear- it can taste a bit strong but gets better!!