I had a few pounds of fresh raspberries from my folks' farm that I'd frozen last year for use later on. I needed the freezer space, and had a couple empty 1 gallon carboys sitting idle, so why not?
Mush 'em up and scoop 'em into the carboy:
Add sugar, water, yeast, etc. - then wait for the magic to happen!
They're sitting next to a couple gallons made from fresh McIntosh apples that I made into applesauce. Those in turn are sitting next to 6 gallons of pumpkin-raisin wine, almost ready to bottle and distribute:
The 2010 wine season is in full swing!