Friday, November 07, 2008

the top photo is where we took the fermenting grapes to be distilled into raki, then a photo inside the "distillery".  the round dome shaped thing is the lid over the pot where the juice is poured, then that lid is sealed with some kind of doughy stuff and the fire stoked up.  the gourd ladle is actually used  for dipping excess juice out of the pot.  and this dude has a government permit to make raki by distillation for the public!  hhmmmmm!  The 3 guys are lifting the barrel into Toine's van by putting a large towel under it and the 3 of them lifting...  And when we got the barrel to the distillery, they ladled the juice out and the CRM (cranky raki maker) poured it into the pot.

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