I started a batch of skeeter pee this weekend. Didnt have a slurry, so I decided to try to start it with dry yeast. I made the "must" as per the original recipe.
I decide to try to get a yeast starter going al la Yoopers Hard lemonade.
If it worked for her recipe, it probably would work for Skeeter Pee.
So, I rehydrated a pack of EC-1118 in 2 cups warm water and 2 tbsp sugar. Once this got going, I added a cup or two of must every hour, making sure that it was bubbling away before I added the next round of must. Once I had about 1/2 gallon of starter, I put an airlock on the starter and let it work overnight .
I pitched the yeast starter into the fermenter and it seems to be going well, Its bubbling slowly, but its working. Ive been stirring the must a couple of times a day to introduce oxygen.
So far so good.
When it gets down to 1.050, I'll add the third bottle of lemon juice, some nutrient and energizer.