Every batch of wine and beer I make is draino. All the trub, lees and yeast cake from the bottom of the fermentors goes down the drain to feed the septic tank. After all the beer and wines I've made, I'm quite sure our septic tank is pretty clean. Beer and Wine yeast will devour just about any thing that's a sugar and if it finds starch it will convert it to a sugar to eat. Both yeasts also survives in some pretty extreme temperatures also. So I'm pretty sure our septic tank is nothing but a big nasty yeast orgy.strawberry can be deceptive. ex-step-dad used to make a lot of wines. some turned out great and others, well, better to use them as draino... glad the cranberry went well!
I made up the must tonight (finished around 9:00 PM, for my reference). I have to wait 24 hours to pitch the yeast. This gives the Campden (sanitizer) time to gas off so it won't kill the yeast when I pitch it. It's what sanitizers do, kill stuff. I think it will turn out to be a light peach color but we'll see. I plan on trying to sprout the persimmion seeds. Everything I've read says they need to pass through and animal first or be fermented. Well I'm fermenting themI'm really interested in this wine. Persimmon was an ingredient in one of the few wines that I liked, but the winery stopped making it.