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Old 10-01-2013, 11:50 PM   #1781
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With my skeeter pee I've never had krausen, you'll probably be fine. What yeast did you use? You could probably let it open ferment if you wanted to, just until you are sure that no krausen will form
I dont know about open ferment, I personally wouldnt do that but I do agree you wont need to worry about a crazy ferment. Ive done lots of batches of this and it doesnt do much besides a couple inches of krausen if even that.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:35 AM   #1782
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I made my starter using 2 packets of Lalvin EC-1118. The krausen was about an inch and a half tall but has already subsided. I've had close calls using this yeast before clogging my airlocks before so I did the blowoff tube as a precaution. I'll leave it like this overnight. If it stays like this I'll put the airlock on instead.

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Old 10-07-2013, 05:11 PM   #1783
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I've always had good luck with the Lavlin EC-1118 in Skeeter Pee. I'm starting my third batch tonight. For the second batch that I bottled about a week ago I bottled 2-1/2 gallons before I added some Raspberry Extract to the last 2-1/2 gallons. I wanted to try it out but not on a whole batch. It was delicious! The next batch is going to all be Raspberry flavored.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:51 PM   #1784
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What did you use for your extract, something like the LD Carlson Raspberry extract, Mc Cormics, or something else. How many oz. per gallon?

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Old 10-12-2013, 04:36 PM   #1785
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The blowoff tube ended up being necessary... when I added the nutrient after it reached about 1.050 it foamed up and of out the carboy almost immediately. It's been several days now since that. It's sitting at .992 now. Ill check again tomorrow to be sure it stays there, then transfer to secondary. I couldn't help but notice how clear my pee is already. When I tasted it, there was hardly any lemon flavor. I re-checked my recipe and compared it to the original... I used 15 ounce bottles and not the 32 ounce bottles! Ill just add the extra lemon juice to the secondary and siphon the pee onto it to help mix it in. I need to pay better attention to the recipe!

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Old 10-12-2013, 09:43 PM   #1786
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LOL on the lemon amounts. Yea the extra juice will help. Also before adding that nutrient we should always slowly degas the SP first. I just use my home made wine whip on a drill. The effect you saw is the same principle as Mentos in diet cola. The nutrients just added nucleation points for CO2 to escape with.

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Old 10-12-2013, 10:08 PM   #1787
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Anybody come home from Costco with this:
http://www.dreamfoods.com/italian_vo...emon_juice.php

I saw it and thought it might add a subtle twist to the Skeeter Pee recipe.

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Old 10-30-2013, 05:43 PM   #1788
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Finally done with my version of Skeeter Pee/Dragon's blood.

It tastes pretty good for something so new.

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Old 10-30-2013, 09:26 PM   #1789
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This is my forth batch and I've not had this issue before. I just back sweetened and I'm getting a small amount of airlock activity. Should I add more sorbate and Kmeta?

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Old 10-30-2013, 09:52 PM   #1790
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If fermentation re-started then you probably need to let the yeast do their thing because sorbate and k-meta/Camden will not stop an active fermentation. If it is clear then you can bottle now and stove top pasteurize. If you did that you could set a couple bottles back and check them every 12 hours and let it carbonate. Once at desired carbonation the pasteurize.

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