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Old 10-06-2010, 01:09 AM   #21
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I want to make this I have a couple of questions:

I believe I can find yeast nutrient and yeast energizer at my LHBS?

But where do I find - Potassium metabisulfite (Kmeta), Potassium sorbate (sorbate), and Sparkolloid????

There is talk about adding other fruit flavors like rasberry or cranberry, what, where, and how do you do it?

Also I plan on kegging mine and carbing with CO2 anything special I need to do?

And how long does it take to make this stuff from start to finish?



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Old 10-06-2010, 02:47 AM   #22
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I am definitely thinking about this one. Thinking about using some Montrachet from a batch of Apfelwein. Should be great. I can see SWMBO and her friends murdering this during the summer (they love Apefelwein).



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Old 10-06-2010, 04:07 PM   #23
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I want to make this I have a couple of questions:

I believe I can find yeast nutrient and yeast energizer at my LHBS?

But where do I find - Potassium metabisulfite (Kmeta), Potassium sorbate (sorbate), and Sparkolloid????

And how long does it take to make this stuff from start to finish?
You should be able to find those other things at your LHBS also, they are very common ingredients. kmeta is an anti-oxidant, potassium sorbate is a stabilizer so you can back-sweeten without renewed fermentation, and sparkolloid is a fining agent. You don't have to use sparkolloid, my LHBS carries something called Super Clear II that is two small film canisters, one with liquid gelatin and one with liquid kielosol. You add the first and then stir, then add the second and stir, and the yeast starts to precipitate out of solution rather quickly (usually).

I'd say it takes 3 or 4 weeks from start to drunk for the skeeter pee. I made one batch so far but I scaled it up to 6 gallons...it's a bit strong on the lemon flavor but it's good on ice and great mixed with diet cranberry pop or diet sprite. Next time I'll try a 5 gallon batch as per the recipe and see how it turns out.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:44 PM   #24
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bottled mine just now.

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Old 10-07-2010, 11:15 AM   #25
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I'm looking at about 4 weeks total time for my cranberry/lemon. Should be ready for the bottle in another week or 2 at the most.

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Old 10-07-2010, 03:14 PM   #26
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Good call on the apfelwein, I will probably do a 1 gallon batch of that just to get the slurry for a batch of this.

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Old 10-09-2010, 12:51 PM   #27
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Bottled the cranberry skeeter pee last night and it turned out amazing. This is going to be something I have around all the time.

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Old 10-09-2010, 01:22 PM   #28
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Geez I am really thinking I am gonna keg my Apfelwein early so I can use the slurry for this

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Old 10-09-2010, 04:13 PM   #29
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Ok for the Skeeter Pee my LHBS didn't have either yeast Energizer, or Sparkolloid.

So what can I do to replce the yeast energizer?

They did have isinglass and another kind of clarifying agent which is what I think Sparkolloid is. Is it ok to replace the Sparkolloid with either of them?

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Old 10-09-2010, 11:04 PM   #30
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I didn't use any clearing agent and mine turned out just fine. I will post a pic later tonight



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