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Donasay 04-03-2008 02:12 PM

Why won't my porkfelwine ferment!
I followed the recipe for porkfelwine (Pork + Apfelwine) that you guys mentioned on Tuesday. I dried out about 4 pounds of bacon in the oven and removed most of the grease then put it in my carboy along with the traditional apfelwine recipe and 2 packets of montrachet wine yeast.

Usually the apfelwine is going by now 2 days after the start, but still no fermentation, this is getting frustraiting, additionally, there is a ton of coagulated pig grease floating at the top of my carboy, could this be affecting the yeast growth.

Help I don't want to wast 4 pounds of bacon and 5 gallons of juice.

Evan! 04-03-2008 02:23 PM

that montrachet takes awhile to start, don't worry...your brewhouse will smell like a smokehouse soon enough :D

Let me know how it turns out. I'm usually very averse to putting animal products into beer, but I could make an exception for bacon. Chewy yummy smoky BACON!

Professor Frink 04-03-2008 02:58 PM

Maybe the pork ate the yeast...

cd2448 04-03-2008 02:59 PM

Your porkfelwein is ruined!! Send it to me for proper disposal!!

blacklab 04-03-2008 03:21 PM

Typically with porkfelwine you get the dreaded 'pig farts' as opposed to the traditional apfelwein rhino farts.

When your carboy smells like pig $hit, you've got fermentation.

olllllo 04-03-2008 03:34 PM

It typically only ferments and finishes on the 90th day of the year or in the case of leap year, the 91st. ;)

Donasay 04-04-2008 12:54 AM

This idea is never going to die...

EdWort 04-04-2008 12:57 AM


quickerNu 04-04-2008 01:42 AM

Could you have ever imagined your baby turning into this horrible monster, Edwort?

Denny's Evil Concoctions 04-04-2008 01:47 AM

What about some beef tounge?
Perhaps some roadkill?

I prefer magic mushrooms in the secondary my self.


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