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Old 09-22-2012, 08:37 PM   #371
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For anyone that's done both this and Skeeter Pee, what is the difference between the two? Do you have a preference of one over the other? They seem so similar I'm wondering if it's worth the effort to try this recipe when I'm already working on a Skeeter Pee.

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Old 09-25-2012, 02:08 AM   #372
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I have both in the primary, they are quite different SP seems brighter on lemon flavor and hotter and HL seems a bit more mellow and drinkable in larger quantity but less in your face lemon

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:55 PM   #373
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Is anyone using a stir plate for their starter?

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Old 11-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #374
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I've been using the "Simply Lemonade" product... I take about a cup of my lemonade/sugar/water mix and dilute it with another cup of warm water, then pitch my yeast and let it go for a good 30 minutes, add a little more of the lemonade mix & wait another 30 minutes, then dump the whole "starter" into my bucket and stir up up good to get the air into it. I've done a couple of smaller batches this way and they've all taken off good... could be because I'm using EC-1118 too though

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:23 PM   #375
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I was worried I'd killed my yeast, but all seems well for now.
My diluted started was going well, bubbly, think krausen on top then after a few additions of concentrated "must" and 24 hours later, things died out.
I tossed it the primary anyway, nothing happened for 24 hours, so I bought some more yeast and was going to make another starter and take it more slowly adding concentrate. I got home with the yeast, and the primary is bubbling like crazy now!
I'm wondering if my starter being on a stir plate helped it reach it's peak faster? I'm just happy things are fermenting!
It's always easier to see after the fact, but patience is the name of the game.

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Old 12-27-2012, 06:51 PM   #376
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I forgot to stop mine and it went way down to 0.994 I put in some campden and sorbate about three days ago. Now I want to back sweeten. What is best to backsweeten with? I have some lactose I can use or should I skip that and pick up a can or two of concentrate? I plan on kegging this.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:30 AM   #377
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I've just used another can of concentrate with good results.

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #378
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I'm trying this again after trying this last year and having a catasrophic failure with my bucket lid developing a crack and letting in the gnats and who knows what else. This round I'm using a 1 gallon carboy with drilled stopper and airlock which should keep the nasties out. I prepared this last afternoon and had activity in the airlock by evening. Today, the airlock is bubbling happily at a rate of about 4/min. The starting gravity I had should let this finish at about 9%. That is probably a good round number I hope.

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:15 PM   #379
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Looks good so far.I'm sure this batch will turn out fine.

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:02 AM   #380
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I know i might be a bit out to lunch. But could this be possible with any canned concentrate. I was thinking about doing a ice tea. Maybe try some fruitopia with a nice kick.

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