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Old 09-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #941
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Anyone try adding Calcium Carbonate to the finished product to cut the acidity down a bit? I'm thinking about experimenting with 2.5 grams per gallon at a time until is reaches near 7.0.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:55 PM   #942
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Why make the PH 7.0? The point of Lemon flavor is to have Citric acid for the puckering sour affect. I think it would taste awful funny at a nutral PH.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:14 AM   #943
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It might also make it taste salty, neutralizing all that acid.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:08 PM   #944
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Not having a yeast cake from a previous batch of wine(I've not made wine), I went hunting for a wine yeast of sorts to use. South Africa has a shortage of brew type stores

I found a distillation supplier that also does some fruit wine goodies and he sells a no name yeast that he describes as "fruit wine yeast". This stuff is incredible, I racked to bigger buckets with more headspace just 5 hours after pitching a 1 litre starter at high krausen. Yes if I'd gone to bed without checking on the buckets I would have woken up to a blow out or two

The only serious deviation from the recipe was fresh lemon juice that we squeezed from fresh lemons in the morning

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:38 AM   #945
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not having a yeast cake from a previous batch of wine(i've not made wine), i went hunting for a wine yeast of sorts to use. South africa has a shortage of brew type stores

i found a distillation supplier that also does some fruit wine goodies and he sells a no name yeast that he describes as "fruit wine yeast". This stuff is incredible, i racked to bigger buckets with more headspace just 5 hours after pitching a 1 litre starter at high krausen. Yes if i'd gone to bed without checking on the buckets i would have woken up to a blow out or two :d

the only serious deviation from the recipe was fresh lemon juice that we squeezed from fresh lemons in the morning :d
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #946
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Can I add a can of welches grape concentrate to my pee at the end? And if i do, how much sugar should I add?

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:04 PM   #947
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Can I add a can of welches grape concentrate to my pee at the end? And if i do, how much sugar should I add?
You can do anything to your pee, that's what makes America great. After you add the concentrate take a gravity reading. One pound of sugar will give you 9 gravity points for a 5 gallon batch. Most people sweeten to around 1.014-1.025. Shoot low, taste, and add more sugar until you reach the level you want. Then you can repeat on the next batch.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:29 PM   #948
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Update: Finally got my pee to clear recently. Picked up some sparkolloid at the LHBS last weekend and now she's all sparkly clear. That's some pretty good stuff (the sparkolloid that is). Cleared up within a couple days. Went ahead and racked it Sunday and will give it another week or so to see if anything else falls out, then it's finally time to sweeten and enjoy this one! Yay!

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:39 PM   #949
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So here is a question. Why the 1/3rd cup of juice when making the sugar invert? Why not just use water and add all the juice at once?

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #950
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So I am getting ready to make some more of this. I don't like the sulfur smell and taste the sorbate adds. Is there another way to kill the yeasties?

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If I keg it and keep it refrigerated can I not use the sorbate?

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