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Posted in thread: Sassafras/sarsaparilla root beer recipe? on 11-08-2013 at 11:13 AM
On the 'old feet' smell....not all Champagne yeast are the same. You have Red Star Champagne,
then many choose EC-1118. And I have never been pleased with either in sodamaking. My personal
choice is P...
Posted in thread: Red Wine looks Brown on 10-25-2013 at 05:30 PM
Adding sorbate + Campden/k-meta while you have lees still dropping will usually mean
refermentation is going to be likely in the presence of a fermentable. Typically you want the
batch to be free of 9...
Posted in thread: Apple Cider into Wine problem on 10-25-2013 at 04:40 PM
While preservative free is preferred you may not always find it. It goes back to 'read your
labels and know the additives'. It may be the preservatives are ascorbic acid, potassium
metabisulphite and ...
Posted in thread: sourdough with wine yeast on 10-25-2013 at 04:24 PM
That layer of booze in your sourdough is called 'pot liquor' and the 'old sourdoughs' in camp
would drink this hooch. I just stir it back in and adjust my hydration in the starter as if you
Posted in thread: Got an infection, can I just siphon fron underneath and dose w/ campden? Pic included on 10-25-2013 at 04:17 PM
Yes, that is exactly what you want to do. If you have a filter setup that would be beneficial
too.What do you have in there, for how long, etc? I know people are always interested in the
Posted in thread: Is there a maximum amount of home made wine you are allowed to store? on 10-25-2013 at 04:13 PM
I sent an inquiry to the TTB in April 2013 which may clarify some things. But you must check
your state level as it will detail any specifics. I know at one point the state of AL was being
limited to ...
Posted in thread: Splitting and growing additional scobies on 09-27-2013 at 05:06 PM
A scoby once submerged does not continue to grow. A new scoby will only develop on the surface.
Break the surface tension and the layer likely sinks, sometimes it does not, but if it does it
Posted in thread: Root Beer Recipe on 09-27-2013 at 04:58 PM
This one is really, really good!
Posted in thread: Kombucha vs vinegar on 09-27-2013 at 05:36 AM
I have never had an issue using raw honey in KT ferments. The scoby growth has been resilient.
I would encourage anyone who adores honey to check into obtaining a Jun culture. It is a green
tea + hone...
Posted in thread: Kombucha and warm ferment. on 09-12-2013 at 04:46 PM
In regard to sourcing a scoby, anticipate $6-10 for USPS Priority, and it should include some
starter tea. Just PM me if you would like one. You can also attempt to grow one from a bottle
of plain, ra...