Originally Posted by akthor
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.