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Old 06-21-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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So I just started a half n half and lees is building on top of the juice. Is this normal? It actually went in the airlock had to clean it out.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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How did you put the tea into the must? I'm assuming you used tea in bulk or in a teabag. Did any of the leftover tea make it into the secondary? That would be my guess as to what's floating at the top. Do you have a pic?
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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This is in the primary and bulk Arizona sweet tea. Having trouble with the picture but its just like the lees at the bottom. I scooped it out cleaned the airlock and put back on.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:35 PM   #4
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Do you stir it everyday? When it's in the primary I stir it to punch the cap that forms and to introduce oxygen for the yeast. I avoid putting an airlock on until it's in the secondary.
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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Yeah I shake it so don't use an airlock on primary?
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:28 PM   #6
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I use a food grade bucket for a primary and keep a lid loosly on it. The lid has a hole and I mainly keep the lid on to keep out any bugs that may try to get in. You can use a spoon to just stir it around for the first couple of days and then rack it into a secondary. Once in the secondary then put the airlock on it.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:32 PM   #7
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Thanks I have a rubber stopper in with a hole gonna leave it for a week then move it to a secondary
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