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Old 12-28-2011, 01:02 AM   #1
metalpysko
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I'll it work for a yeast

 
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:10 AM   #2
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I'll it work for a yeast
Will it work for a good yeast??i have three packets left from a wine I did

 
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:14 AM   #3
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Yes, it will work. It is particularly good with berry melomels and pyments. However, it is a nutrient hog and will stink it up if you don't give it plenty of nutrients. Also, controlling the temp is important as it can get out of control and ferment too fast if the temperature is too high.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:15 AM   #4
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Oranges?

 
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:35 AM   #5
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Or blue berry is that a hard one to make

 
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:38 AM   #6
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Ok now is raisins a good nutrient or just say **** it and get the yeast nutrient and does 70 68 sound good for a control temp and do u think I would have to use a blow off hose

 
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:55 PM   #7
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It works well with blueberries. I can't say how it turns out with oranges, but it will ferment them without problem.

Raisins probably won't give you enough nitrogen. You need a good energizer product like Fermaid K (or similar products) +/- some DAP. If you keep the temp below 70 to start, you'll probably be happier.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:23 PM   #8
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Thank you this will be my first mead and I had a blueberry one and i loved it so all il have to do is just wash them and add them or do I have to smash them????

 
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:50 PM   #9
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Freeze them then thaw them. Freezing breaks down the cell walls without demolishing the fruit.

 
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:02 PM   #10
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I find freezing and thawing changes the flavor of blueberries, and they sometimes taste more bitter. If you have them fresh, you may just want to gently mash them with a potato masher or some such. Avoid blenders as they will crack seeds and give unwanted bitterness.
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