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Old 02-12-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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I had some pomegranate seeds popped out in a plastic snap lid bowl and took to long to eat them all. One day someone asked why there was an air pocket in it. "That's not air honey" I laughed. "That's CO2, a byproduct of a chemical reaction. There's another byproduct too." I grind.

Ok forget eating them, then I got an idea. I put them in a cleaned pop bottle added some sugar, water, then shook the devil out of it, and sat it in the fridge. I loosen the cap twice weekly and man it puts out the CO2 and there's an alcohol smell when I do.

Now the big Q. Will this be a fun toy, or someday can I safely take a sip just to see what it's like?
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
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Generally, yeast needs to be warm to ferment so taking it out of the fridge would be your first step. Put it somewhere the temperature is consistently warm, take the lid off and cover it with a paper towel with an elastic band around it.

I think you'll be safe to take a sip after fermentation has finished. If it will taste any good or not is another question entirely.
Hope you have success though.

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Old 02-15-2012, 01:40 AM   #3
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Thanks
Never hear of using a paper towel, interesting. I've been reading and it all is confusing. That's why I joined here. I live in a nursing home and keep my room around 80F. I'd love to actually get some juice and make a Gal of something or honey mead, but I'm sure what I'm doing now violates all sort of polices.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #4
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Haha, to be fair, there are so many different ways of doing things that no matter what you do someone will say a different method is best. But there are certain things that everyone agrees with.

A paper towel over the top basically allows the CO2 to escape but no flies or bacteria carrying things to get in. It ok to do do for a primary fermentation as the yeast will be kicking out enough co2 to displace air. But really an airlock is best.
In all honesty, there are so many factors in using wild yeast that might mean your little skirmish will not turn out too great. Not all wild yeast is actually any good.

I suggest taking a look around the internet and doing some reading about the subject a little. It is a very fun hobby, and something very easy to get carried away with.

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Old 02-16-2012, 04:28 AM   #5
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Man this makes me want to get a 2 or 3 liter pop bottle and cherry juice. I just wish I could facebook it but to many staff on my fb. Dang my curiosity........
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:41 AM   #6
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Well I couldn't wait any longer I had to try my hooch I dubbeb Pomepain. Now I'm not a drinker so I really don't have anything to compare but it ain't bad. You can taste the pomegranate a friend said it was a little strong. It is much better then the rum I tried strait. I taste the alcohol burn but the flavor comes through. So I took some Welches black cherry grape 10oz, 4oz sugar, 1/8 tsp store bought yeast, 6 raisins, and 10oz water in a 24 oz bottle.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:21 AM   #7
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Good luck!

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What is a pop bottle? ..................

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #9
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Maybe they mean soda bottle, or a coke bottle.

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Maybe they mean soda bottle, or a coke bottle.
Again...sarcasim...I guess my dream of being "the comedian" will never happen...or I need a better room.
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