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Old 05-03-2013, 11:06 PM   #1381
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Devin,

What temperature is the must at? My first batch did nothing at room temp., once I bought a brew belt and hooked it up, it started fermenting nicely. Mine needed to be at 82 degrees to do anything. I've made 5 batches now and plug n the brew belt as soon as I put the bucket in the closet with the towel over it, that way by the time I add the yeast, it kicks off nicely.


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Old 05-05-2013, 10:38 PM   #1382
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It was at 71. Then I kicked it to 75 - still nothing. So, I made a new starter. This time, I made the solution a bit stronger (not as much water diluting the must). Starter took off just fine. I pitched it and the skeeter pee was fermenting nicely within the day. I think my first starter was just way too weak or something.



 
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:51 PM   #1383
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Started my first batch of skeeter pee for this summer. Instead of using 7lbs of sugar in the boil pot to invert, I did 8lbs. I added 3 cans of whole cranberry sauce, pureed and mixed in. This gives it a nice pink lemonaid like appearance.

However, my OG is right at 1.090, and I am already at 5.25 gal in my bucket. I would add more water, but I only have a 5gal carboy, so I can't add much more water. I guess I will just have a little more alcohol.

Last summer I when I made my skeeter pee, I only used one hydrated packet of EC1118. Since this gravity is higher, I will use two packets. My next batch I will use lees.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:08 PM   #1384
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Also you can always adjust ABV with water post ferm or when bottling to hit your desired target if you have made rocket fuel. Goodluck.

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Old 05-10-2013, 04:48 PM   #1385
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I read a post on here about flavoring with koolaid, but the post said to do it after back-sweetening, preferably when you're bottling. My question is, wouldn't this make for an incredibly sweet pee since it had already been sweetened with sugar to your liking?

Is there another method that is just as easy that wont carry over too much sweetness?

 
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:57 PM   #1386
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koolaid has no sugar in the flavor packs. So unless you add more sugar the answer is no.

 
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:02 PM   #1387
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I read a post on here about flavoring with koolaid, but the post said to do it after back-sweetening, preferably when you're bottling. My question is, wouldn't this make for an incredibly sweet pee since it had already been sweetened with sugar to your liking?

Is there another method that is just as easy that wont carry over too much sweetness?
Sorta like if they made unsweetened Kool-Aid?
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:14 PM   #1388
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koolaid has no sugar in the flavor packs. So unless you add more sugar the answer is no.
Even if it's not necessarily sugar, wouldn't it still be sweetened with something? I've never had koolaid before

 
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:30 PM   #1389
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No, unsweetened coolaid is very tart and lacking any sweet quality. Just get the super cheap individual packets like LBussy posted. 1 per gallon and you can make all sorts of flavor combos with the SP. never tried it myself but I bet it will be great. I might just siphon off a couple gallons off my next batch and try this to see how it goes myself.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #1390
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Oh sweet, never knew the unsweetened was literally unsweetened. Just assumed it was made with fake sugar.



 
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