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  • Posted in thread: Tepache! on 10-27-2014 at 10:56 PM
    Rubber smell is usually associated with stressed yeast due to lack of nutrients. I have been
    tossing some yeast nutrient in my bucket since I have it. I have also been reserving a bit of
    the active Te...

  • Posted in thread: BrewsBySmith 2 stage Fermentation Temperature Controller Giveaway! on 10-24-2014 at 04:46 PM
    Signed up!

  • Posted in thread: Tepache! on 09-18-2014 at 08:47 PM
    Success! In addition to having plain, over ice, I have been mixing mine 1/2 and 1/2 with a
    basic beer, like my Summer Ale and having what I call "Mateo's Shandy" and really enjoy it. I
    also mixed with...

  • Posted in thread: Tepache! on 09-18-2014 at 03:30 PM
    Final update on this batch. I put some into a plastic bottle with my carbonator cap, and carbed
    it up fully. Turns out I liked it better with just the little bit of fizz from the
    fermentation. So I pa...

  • Posted in thread: Tepache! on 09-17-2014 at 03:32 PM
    Well this summabitch chugged right along last night. Tested it this morning and it was already
    at 1.020. So off the bottles they went. mind the test glass on the counter. It was for
    scientific purpos...

  • Posted in thread: Tepache! on 09-16-2014 at 06:28 PM
    1.044 sounds really low, though...I think mine have been 1.090 to 1.111 and mine only had 20 oz
    of piloncillo, I think.I did 16 oz of sugar to one gallon of water. Sugar has 42 gravity points
    per gall...

  • Posted in thread: Tepache! on 09-15-2014 at 09:03 PM
    Still no activity yet. I tested the SG and it's still right at 1.044. But I'm not worried yet
    because it got down into the 40's here, and my house was hovering at about 64. So not exactly
    the hot and ...

  • Posted in thread: Tepache! on 09-12-2014 at 09:59 PM
    I'm just worried about sweetness since I only used 16oz of Piloncillo in a gallon of water. I
    used a calculator and that much sugar and a rough estimate of what the pineapple will
    contribute and I sho...

  • Posted in thread: Tepache! on 09-12-2014 at 04:22 PM
    OK so I finally chopped everything up and started my attempt today. Picked up some Panela
    (Piloncillo) in the International section of Wegmans. chopped it up and dissolved it into 1
    quart of boiling ...

  • Posted in thread: Tepache! on 09-05-2014 at 10:44 PM
    I'm trying this, looks delicious and easy!One thought. I make wines from fruit all the time,
    and one practice that I make sure I do is called punching down the fruit cap. Basically you
    make sure that ...


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