18 medium beets
8 pounds sugar
1 cake yeast
2 cups raisins
powdered red peppers (small amount)
Wash, cut, and peel beets. Cover with water and cook until tender.
Strain, add enough water to make 18 pints.
Add sugar, pepper, bring to boil for 10 minutes. Cool to lukewarm
and add yeast.
When cold add raisins, let stand 9 days (stirring once a day).
Strain and bottle. DO NOT seal.
Let stand 3-4 weeks.