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Strawberries

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by CrealCritter, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. Jun 10, 2019 at 3:42 AM
    CrealCritter

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    Still blowing bubbles after 8 days. I see some tiny seeds made it past my filters that are floating on the top now. Smells so good coming out of the air lock. I guess when I rack for the first time I'll have to figure out some kind of filtration. I'm very surprised to see seeds floating on top.
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  2. Jun 10, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    What? You don't like crunchies in your wine? :p
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:06 AM
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    I racked the Hootenanny Hooch. Daughter, son in law & daughter in law all came in for dinner as I was racking. I had 2 gallons plus a 1/2 gallon mason jar to cold crash for topping off. But once everyone, including my wife had to have a little glass I ended up with less than a quart to cold crash.

    Hydrometer reading was about 1.025, so it is still pretty sweet and we all agreed it tastes a lot like spiked punch. It's fermented to about 8.5% alcohol right now. I capped and air locked the gallon jugs and placed in a dark area to finish fermenting and clear some. I will take another hydrometer reading and taste test, in about a month.

    Anyways... So far, so good, fingers remained crossed.
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:12 AM
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    o_O no sure don't.
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2019 at 3:39 AM
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    Video of secondary fermentation. Not knowing any better :( when I made up this wine. I was supposed to add pectin enzyme, Potassium Metabisulfite (campden tablets) and yeast energizer. Thankfully I have a buddy who knows about this stuff and he set me straight. I added all that when I racked into the secondary and the yeast took off chowing down again. Yeasts are such interesting creatures.

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