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Old 04-28-2013, 06:41 PM   #11
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I predict a chitinous pod will develop around the fermenter, and if you place a light behind it you will be able to see the alien creature begin to move at about the 6-week mark.

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Old 04-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #12
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I thought this was a creamy thread.

Looks like an awesome experiment.

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Nice beard.

Did you taste any of the fruit? My understanding is that the flesh of the fruit tastes good but the actual pod itself smells absolutely awful?

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Old 04-28-2013, 07:15 PM   #14
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Nice beard.

Did you taste any of the fruit? My understanding is that the flesh of the fruit tastes good but the actual pod itself smells absolutely awful?
The fruit itself smells very strongly (not just the pod) but tastes pretty good. Not sure I think it's good enough to tolerate the smell and difficulty of opening one, but much of Southeast Asia clearly thinks otherwise!

Will be very interested to hear how this turns out.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:25 PM   #15
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I heard of someone doing a mead. Maybe it was in one of these HBT threads?

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:11 AM   #16
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THe taste always reminds me of eating very ripe garlic cream with your sweaty toes. The worst of the sulfury smells will probably exit through your airlock, throughout your house, filling up the neigborhood. People will come out into the streets sniffing trying to decide who is the cause for such an assault on their noses. I suggest you join them, pretending to help find the culprit and missleading them until the worst of it is done fermenting. I tried that once living in a townhouse ripening some fishing bait, it would have worked, I had the neighbors thinking something terrible had happened in the farm next door, but then my wife turned me in and the homeowners ass. made me get ride of it all! Hopefully you can get it into a secondary before they narrow down their search to your basement. WVMJ

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:39 AM   #17
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Their are people who don't like durian, and people who love it. It's like crack!! If I know you have fresh durian fruit, I'll break into your house and take it. You sir are the Man, please let us know how it works out?

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It fermented fine, but the fruit left an appalling amount of pulp in the trub, and the skins in the fruit managed to clog my racking cane. So, in future attempts, a juicer will have to be used to keep from throwing so much stuff away.

It fermented to a pale yellow, cloudy, with an intense durian flavor. Without the sweetness of the fruit, it is pretty unpleasant.

I'm going to try a bit of camden tablet and some backsweetening to try and get more of the original durian flavor to come through, but right now, it's pretty much an onion and sulfur fart cider. Without the sweetness, the flavor is a LOT worse.

And it lingers.

For hours.

Even after trying to wash it away with a bloody mary, heavy on the tabasco.

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... but right now, it's pretty much an onion and sulfur fart cider.
Hey, it might just be young. The funk of 40,000 years might go away with that much aging

And +1 for the great beard.
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I predict a chitinous pod will develop around the fermenter, and if you place a light behind it you will be able to see the alien creature begin to move at about the 6-week mark.
Around the 7 week mark you'll start to hear a voice saying "Feed me Seymour!".
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