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Old 11-05-2009, 12:38 AM   #1
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Decided to fabricate a homemade fermenter today out of a 5 gallon Lowe's bucket and lid. Drilled and install a brass plumping "nipple" with grommet into the lid for a blow-off tube.

For the brewing... I didn't want to make a beer. I wanted to do something crazy. I made a wort using only 1/2 cup unsulphured Molasses, 1lb corn Sugar, 2oz liquid Coconut extract, 1oz liquid Cinnamon extract, and 1oz Rum extract. Ended with 3 gallons after adding water and moving to fermenter.

Why??? No real reason. Just bored. Wanted to try something while I wait for my real brew to ferment in my real fermenter...

I pitched my yeast and had minor activity in an hour...

I'm thinking this will end up being a hopless, spicy beer if I don't just toss it randomly one day.. I'm wondering if I should let it carbonate and everything.. I'll probably see it through to bottling just for poops and giggles.

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Old 11-05-2009, 12:57 AM   #2
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What type of yeast did you use ?

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I'm thinking this will end up being a hopless, spicy beer if I don't just toss it randomly one day.. I'm wondering if I should let it carbonate and everything.. I'll probably see it through to bottling just for poops and giggles.

This will not be a beer, beer requires Malt and hops.

that is the law/rule. You will have a flavored Liqueur.

As a harmless warning, many will consider this a hooch thread, you may not get any positive responses to your post.

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There won't be enough fermentables in that recipe to produce much of anything. The OG would only be about 1.015 or so I'm guessing. That's a very thin wort. Something like a quart of molasses and three pounds of sugar would be more like it. In any case, yea, it's jail house hooch and will likely be horrible. YMMV of course.

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Old 11-05-2009, 01:40 AM   #5
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Jailhouse Hooch hehehe that's funny. I tasted a little before putting it into the fermenter to check the flavor and it was kind of like a coconut flavored tea. When I tasted it I felt like I should have used a bit more molasses, and maybe I'll try this again down the road with a little more preparation as well. Thanks for the fun replies so far =)

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I hope your yeast like it.

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I think they do.. I've got activity in there for sure, it's just not as active as the beer kit I'm brewing in my True Brew fermenter.

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I would like to wager that will taste horrible. Keep us updated.

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Someone in another thread said that fermenting sugar water creates something known as "kilju" aka "sugar wine." So I'm guessing all I have created is spiced coconut flavored sugar wine lol

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why you would even waste your time with that is beyond me. rite aid sells miller high life 12 packs for 6.99 drink that if your broke, i roll pabst for 7.99 but thats just me.

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