I've now used the same Slurry 4 times. 1 Mead (Traditional Basswood) and 3 skeeters. Every time the yeast cake Grows and Grows.
It was originally 71-B, but it has become some sort of super strain. I racked my second Skeeter onto ten pounds of crushed red raspberries, and within 24 hours there was a layer of lees 2 inches thick. All that went onto the raspberries was what little yeast was in suspension when I racked it. I let it go totally dry before racking onto the raspberries, and it woke up and began fermenting so violently that I had to siphon off half a gallon (
) to keep it from continuously blowing the airlock out of the bung. I might rack off the berries early to keep it from fermenting %100 of them.
I racked onto my fourth skeeter last night and it has already dropped from 1.04 to about 1.035. It went 'Violent' in 30 minutes.
I may have created a monster!