Pruim Mampoer

November 17th, 2011

Our distillery is almost ready to start work, so we’ve begun preparing prunes harvested from our trees before firing up our kettle for the first time. It’s the first step on the way to our very first batch of pruim mampoer!

We started by removing the pips, and then Wian and I crushed  the prunes to make a pulp.  This pulp has started a fermentation process now (see below), just as happens with grapes, and once it has fermented (and the distillery is finished), we will put it into the kettle to be distilled.

Ons kan nie wag om ons eerste glasie te maak nie!






  1. […] Mampoer Festival in Bronkhorstspruit. Inspired, he prepared prunes to be stooked (see the blog post here), and then earlier this year, he worked on distilling mampoer with our captive […]

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