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Old 05-07-2011, 07:32 PM   #211
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Excellent!

That is what I will do.

I'll be sure to post results.

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Old 05-08-2011, 12:49 AM   #212
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I managed to get 10 cups in the starter and it is nice and bubbly.

I have the primary all ready and will pitch the starter tomorrow. My reading in the primary was only 1.052 when I ran out of sugar.

I will add more sugar tomorrow before I add the starter. I hope to start at about 1.070 or so

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Old 05-08-2011, 03:03 PM   #213
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I managed to get 10 cups in the starter and it is nice and bubbly.

I have the primary all ready and will pitch the starter tomorrow. My reading in the primary was only 1.052 when I ran out of sugar.

I will add more sugar tomorrow before I add the starter. I hope to start at about 1.070 or so
Next day: used about 6 pounds of sugar in the total recipe. Have a reading of 1.075.

I think I have a bit more than 5 gallons in the bucket so it more than likely will not all fit in my Carboy. Should I save the extra? If I should where do I save it? Or is it drinkable at that time?
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:38 PM   #214
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If I understand correctly it's important to incorporate oxygen to the must during the fermentation process.

All I have is a stir stick. How often would you suggest I stir?

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Old 05-08-2011, 10:23 PM   #215
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If I understand correctly it's important to incorporate oxygen to the must during the fermentation process.

All I have is a stir stick. How often would you suggest I stir?
Maybe once or twice a day until it's going well without stirring.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:45 PM   #216
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Ok. Thanks. That is what I will do

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Old 05-08-2011, 11:23 PM   #217
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Do you mean that you did not make a starter? You just hydrated the yeast and added it to the full recipe?
I would have responded sooner but I was away this weekend.

I didn't even rehydrate the yeast, I just added it dry and gave the whole thing a swirl every so often. It worked out but your mileage may vary. Yooper's method is the smarter way to do it.
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I would have responded sooner but I was away this weekend.

I didn't even rehydrate the yeast, I just added it dry and gave the whole thing a swirl every so often. It worked out but your mileage may vary. Yooper's method is the smarter way to do it.
Thanks bovineblitz,

The airlock is "burping" once every 11 to 15 seconds or so. I hope this is a good sign. I added the starter 10 hours ago.
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Update...

Air lock is "burping" once every 3 seconds.

Reading started yesterday (pitched yeast) at 1.075.

Today we,re at 1.070. I gave it a good stir.

Would you suggest I still stir everyday?

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Air lock is "burping" once every 3 seconds.

Reading started yesterday (pitched yeast) at 1.075.

Today we,re at 1.070. I gave it a good stir.

Would you suggest I still stir everyday?
Yes, definitely. You want it to get to 1.030-1.040 easily, and then you can stop.
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