It's actually very strong wine, You have to distill it to make brandy. I never did that, looks too dangerous to me, it's plenty strong right out of the bottle 10 pints strawberry's or "whatever" 2 boxes white raisins 2 oranges cut up 10lbs sugar 1 bottle fleishmans active yeast 4 ounce 4 gallons of water 5 gallon plastic water jug Put the Fruit, sugar, raisins and 4 glns of warm water in the jug, stir to until the sugar melts, not hot water, you will kill the yeast 110* at most, place yeast in warm water about a quart and dissolve, place the yeast in the jar, place a paper towel in the hole and put it where when it overflows, it wont hurt anything, and it will foam for a couple days. I put it in a Turkey fryer pot. Place a clean wadded up paper towel in the whole. It has to be able to let the Gas escape, with out letting wild yeast in, Cheesecloth will work too, paper towels are cheaper. I tried the rubber stopper with the hose in water thing, it shot a hole in my ceiling! stir once a day for 7 days. then leave it alone. At this point you can top of the water level after the yeast stops foaming out. At the end of thirty day syphon of the liquid into gallon jugs and seal, it will be cloudy let them sit for a couple days to settle and syphon off again, avoiding the yeast that settles. If you want it to be like Liquor type brandy you have to distill it. That's not something I am interested in, its plenty strong enough for me. If you put a bottle in your fridge that your going to drink, the cool separates out the yeast faster. Be careful this stuff is sweet like Strawberry Hill but kicks like Jack Daniels. I only learned how to make this for barter purposes, I am a big fan of Japenese Plum Wine because it is so sweet, this is just as sweet but a lot higher OCTANE! Its a dessert wine. I had a glass the first night we made it and only drank half my wife drank hers and finished mine, it Drunked her, she does't do that anymore.