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Old 08-08-2012, 04:31 PM   #861
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No need to sterilize, or sanitize. I just rinse off with water. The abv will get high enough to kill anything I feel. This is suppose to be ancient and easy. So don't worry and take a lot of time to clean/ sanitize.
btw whats the dark stuff on the bottom of the jugs in the first pics you posted last night?



 
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:55 PM   #862
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No need to sterilize, or sanitize. I just rinse off with water. The abv will get high enough to kill anything I feel. This is suppose to be ancient and easy. So don't worry and take a lot of time to clean/ sanitize.
btw whats the dark stuff on the bottom of the jugs in the first pics you posted last night?
I'm guessing that's honey that settled out?


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Old 08-08-2012, 04:58 PM   #863
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I'm guessing that's honey that settled out?
Yes. It's honey. Should it not be like that? How does one get the oranges out afterward?
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:20 PM   #864
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Yes. It's honey. Should it not be like that? How does one get the oranges out afterward?
Some people feel the need to shake to incorporate, some dont. Personally, I like watching the yeast eat up the honey a centimeter at a time, so its up to you. I personally employ a chopstick and a hearty shake to get the oranges out... probably the most labor intensive part of the whole process.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:13 PM   #865
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Some people feel the need to shake to incorporate, some dont. Personally, I like watching the yeast eat up the honey a centimeter at a time, so its up to you. I personally employ a chopstick and a hearty shake to get the oranges out... probably the most labor intensive part of the whole process.
I did shake it before putting the airlock on. I thought Joe said no shaking, no racking, etc.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #866
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I did shake it before putting the airlock on. I thought Joe said no shaking, no racking, etc.
Right, shake before airlocking. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. For the most part I just watch the honey disappear slowly over several weeks.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #867
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Ok. I won't sweat it. Do I need to wait til the foam retreats from the neck to top off with water? Should I use cold water this time?
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #868
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I never add water, but thats just me.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:21 AM   #869
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Has anyone tried anything related to JAO and blackberries? I would imagine this would be something absolutely wonderful.
I've read every single post and there was not one blackberry variant. That was the sole reason I read them all. I have the original going now but I also want a blackberry version. I hope no one condemns me for not starting a new post but this is what I'm thinking for a one gallon batch:

3lbs clover honey
1lb frozen blackberries, thawed
fresh mint (unsure of how much at the moment)
5 whole black peppercorns
25 raisins
1tsp bread yeast

 
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #870
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Ive used almost precisely that same recipe aryoung, but with mixed berries rather than all blackberries. It wasnt my favorite varient, but it was pretty great.


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