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Old 10-21-2009, 03:49 AM   #31
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I never use a blow-off tube, I've never needed to. The smallest fermenter I have is my carboy and I just use that for wine and mead. My primary 5g batch fermenter is 7.9g and my 10g batch fermenter is somewhere around 13.5g with a loose fitting lid, no airlock


2.5 gal cantalope mead
5.5 gal coconut milk mead
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:57 AM   #32
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I'm glad this thread has generated so much interest, and apparently, at least one registration too. Time for me to sign up too....

The brew that caused this whole episode has turned out pretty good... no spoilage or anything. I think the next time I try fruit in the beer I'm going to go with something with a bit more flavour though, like raspberries.

I managed to get the stain off the bathtub also, so all in all no real permanent damage and lots of learned lessons. I was so concerned about the amount of beer I was wasting during racking (because of the extra space taken up by the puree), that I probably filled the carboy a little too high.

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Old 10-25-2009, 04:53 AM   #33
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Did a Blonde, A 10 gal batch.. 5 was just normal blonde.. the 2nd i put 1/2 can of Oregon Puree in the secondary.
Let it sit for a week in the secondary...Keged it...Forced carbed and WOW talk about tart!!!

At 6 weeks old it mellowed out. 2 months now, it has a slight hint of rasberry smell and just a "hint" of berry taste.
Its not to bad.... If i would do it again, I would put the whole can in. Get more flavor.

I hope this helps ya out a bit.
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