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Old 04-06-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default skeeter pee help

So last night i made up some skeeter pee

Its sitting now covered with a dish towel in my bucket

2 questions

Should i make a starter on my stir plate or no stir plate?

Also will red star Montrachet yeast work or should i try and find the lavlin ec 1118? My lhbs was out of the lalvin but i am heading to my honetown to have my car fixed and their be shop might have it


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Starter won't hurt, I've made Pee successfully with and without a starter.

Montrachet will do just fine.


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Starter won't hurt, I've made Pee successfully with and without a starter.

Montrachet will do just fine.
Should i use the stir plate?
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Although I've made it with and without starters, my practice has evolved to making a good starter. I don't have a stir plate, so I do the "swirl when walk-by" technique. I hydrate the yeast and pour it and 1/2 gallon of white grape juice into a gallon jug and swirl when I walk by.
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Ok I'll go with the red star on the stir plate

Thank you
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Man this stuff took off...

I can hear it fermenting... Seriously
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Took a gravity reading and it was 1.050

I added 1 bottle of lemon juice and 3tsps of nutrient and 1tsp of energizer

And man did it get angry... Foamed up and bubbled like crazy

Can't wait to try this
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Anyone know how long i primary this for?
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If you use finnings it is only a few weeks. Just let it finish fermenting. Hit it with the finnings and once clear rack off lees. I don't use finnings and let it go 2-3 months then rack for the first time.
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If you use finnings it is only a few weeks. Just let it finish fermenting. Hit it with the finnings and once clear rack off lees. I don't use finnings and let it go 2-3 months then rack for the first time.
Finings like sparkaloid?


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