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Old 02-09-2014, 11:29 PM   #11
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Are u sure that 1.005 is terminal gravity. Let it go another week and test again. Wild yeast, at times, can get lower. Don't want you to have bottle bombs

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Old 02-11-2014, 03:06 PM   #12
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It has been sitting for about 5 months with the wild yeast, and I've checked a couple times. I think it's done, but I'll wait a little while longer. Thanks!!

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Old 02-12-2014, 11:41 AM   #13
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Nice! I did something similar with yeast I harvested off of wild grapes. Threw it in a saison with great results. I should have kept that yeast.

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Old 05-08-2014, 09:44 PM   #14
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What did you do with the guavas? Peel? Quarter?


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Old 09-25-2014, 05:54 PM   #15
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Update! For those still interested. I know it's been awhile, seeing as it's now September.

To answer the question, I just cut them in quarters and dropped them in the fermenter.

Now I bottled this early March, and it's been conditioning in the bottle since then. Popped them in the fridge a few days ago, and tasting them now.

It ended up being 1.000, thanks to some radical wild yeast and bacteria. It's REALLY refreshing and dry. It actually smells and tastes like a fruity chardonnay. Its delicious. The fruit added a lot of flavor and earthiness, which I'm thinking is from a slight astringency due to seeds.

Overall, it ended up being a worthy experiment. Definitely something I'd consider trying again.

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Wow clear and reddish color!

I ended up quartering mine. Some had blemishes so I dunked those in pot of boiling water for 10-15 seconds and carved away any funky looking stuff. I ended up running most of the gauge through a type of food mill that I use to remove skin and seed from tomatoes. It did a good job on the guava. The beer was intentionally sour unlike the one you describe. I used ECY01 and some Cantillon dregs. It is fantastic stuff and ready to be bottled. Tastes and smells like guava too! No vinous character that I can detect, but still a young beer that should improve in the bottle.

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Old 09-26-2014, 01:49 AM   #17
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A work of art! Congrats,glad it turned out well

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Old 09-26-2014, 03:27 PM   #18
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Thanks, guys! Adding dregs sounds like a great idea... I think the vinous qualities cone from the other fruit that I added. The guava was not at all the main source of flavor, just the main source of funk. Prost!

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