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Old 01-26-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default Wow look making booze is so easy......

http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/wacky-edibles/e683/

Couple of things.
1) Says it will make up to 14% alcohol content in 2 days (were else can I get that type of yeast?!?!)
2) Wonder how many people are putting this in their kool-aid
3) The Statement "The Germans call it Federweißer; the Austrians call it Sturm"
a) from what I read this are both Wines just not aged. Could be wrong but I don't see a good wine coming out of this stuff.

Thought I would see what everyone else thinks?


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Old 01-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #2
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i think it's Kilju.

sugar, water, and yeast.

they just have some powerhouse yeast working in there.


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Old 01-26-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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I guess they are using one of the turbo yeasts, although $10 for 6 packets and a stopper/airlock seems like kind of a good deal if that's the case.

EDIT: nevermind they are 1g (!) packets so not a good deal after all.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:51 PM   #4
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Appealing to frat guys everywhere! I would love to see the looks on there faces when they drink this stuff with only 2 days fermentation. That is, unless there yeast truly is "magic"...
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:04 PM   #5
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Appealing to frat guys everywhere! I would love to see the looks on there faces when they drink this stuff with only 2 days fermentation. That is, unless there yeast truly is "magic"...
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it says its sparkling.... how does that work?
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So, this is just some champagne yeast that they say to throw in juice with an airlock. Doesn't sound all that different than HBT favorite Apfelwein
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it says its sparkling.... how does that work?

It is "sparkling" because fermentation isn't really quite finished and there is still CO2 being discharged. Blech.
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...and here we call it 'hooch'!
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