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Root Beer FAILED

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by CrealCritter, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Feb 26, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    His carboy with the sweatshirt on looks like a Closet Monster to me!
     
  3. Feb 27, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    That's funny LOL, I have mine in the laundry / utility room where the furnace and hot water heater is, it's always warm in there.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Day 5 - more bubbles
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  5. Feb 28, 2019
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    Day 6 - I got bubbles inside of bubbles. I may just have to call this Double Bubble Root Beer. No signs of letting up either. No visual signs of secondary infection. Sniff of the air lock is the faint smells of alcohol. So I suspect it will come to a halt sooner rather than later. Ginger yeast only has a 4.0 to 4.5% alcohol tolerance. So I'm going to pick up some high octane champagne yeast to add for bottling, so the bottles will carbonate.
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    Day 7 - still chugging along with no signs of letting up yet.
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    Finally starting to see trub on the bottom of the carboy. I don't know if this ferment will be ready @ 10 days or not?
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  9. Mar 2, 2019
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    It's looking good!
     
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    Day 8 - its like the energizer bunny. It keep going and going...
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