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Old 11-29-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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So this is my first time trying this. I bought a 5 gallon glass jug,yeast and a water lock. I used 6 packs of blackberries 3 lemons 1 pound of raisins 1 5lb bag of sugar and the yeast with 2 gallons of water and 2 5ths of ever clear. Mixed it all together very well and put the water air lock on the top. I just hope the ever clear let's the yeast still do its thing with the sugar. I really don't know. Time will tell I guess??

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:30 PM   #2
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I think the everclear will/has killed the yeast. Yeast and liqour don't mix.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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Yeah I would not expect much fermentation out of that. Maybe if you made it in a toilet?

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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What you probably wanted to do was let fermentation finish and THEN mix it with the everclear. Where'd you get that recipe? I hope everclear wasn't that expensive for you, because I think you might have wasted it.
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It won't ferment at all but if you let it age for a while, as in close to a year, it might not be bad. You kind of sort of made lemonchello with blackberries instead of lemons.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:56 PM   #6
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Yeah I would not expect much fermentation out of that. Maybe if you made it in a toilet?
Sooo you think in a toilet? Cool when it's ready I'll be sure n invite you over for a drink thanks for your inpoop

 
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:57 PM   #7
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I think the everclear will/has killed the yeast. Yeast and liqour don't mix.
Thanks a lot for the info. A mere $30 mistake.

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:01 AM   #8
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What you probably wanted to do was let fermentation finish and THEN mix it with the everclear. Where'd you get that recipe? I hope everclear wasn't that expensive for you, because I think you might have wasted it.
Thanks a lot. I just googled a few recipes and thought I'd try it. A mere $30 mistake learned the hard way!!

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #9
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #10
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My air lock is bubbling!!!!!

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