Originally Posted by von_lidl
Anyone know if it's a good idea to filter the liquid into another plastic container? Cause I don't want to drink the oranges and raisins later on. Or should I just wait until it's done and then filter in to smaller cans or whatever?
just wait until it clears on it's own. if it isn't clear, it probably isn't done. my latest batch cleared in less than two months, but I usually let it sit in the carboy for 4 to 6 months before bottling.
when it is ready to bottle, i carefully carry it to the kitchen counter and cover with a dark towel for several days. this lets the yeast settle back down. the main drawback of bread yeast is that it doesn't floculate very well and clouds of lees swirl up.
i then use an autosiphon (with a carpenters spring clamp to hold the bottom just below the floating debris level) to bottle.
using a different yeast may be an interesting experiment, but puts it out of this forum thread. i've tried it with limited success, but do let us know how it works for you. joe put a lot of work into developing this recipe and stressed that you shouldn't deviate too far from it to be successful.