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Old 05-12-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Hobo wine.

I've just put:
10 litres of pure fruit juice
4 kilograms of sugar
125 grams of yeast in a bleached out bin.

Is there any reason why this wouldnt work?


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Old 05-12-2006, 12:46 PM   #2
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Sounds like you're making rock candy out of 2+ gals of water and 9 lbs of sugar. Are you 12?

Did you add any water?


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Old 05-12-2006, 12:57 PM   #3
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No, I'm 23. Me and my mate thought it'd be a bit of a laugh to have a go at this, I have no idea how to go about it so we thought we'd wing it.

What'll happen 'cause I've put so much sugar in there?

There's exactly 10 litres of pure fruit juice.
exactly 4 kg of sugar with the 125 grams of yeast.

10 litres = 2.64172051 US gallons
4 kilograms = 8.81849049 pounds

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Old 05-12-2006, 01:08 PM   #4
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if you really want to drink something like that, why would you not just go out and get one of these -- http://www.bumwine.com/
most places, you can get a bottle for under $3...significantly cheaper than your "project"
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Old 05-12-2006, 01:13 PM   #5
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Because that isn't fun.
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Old 05-12-2006, 01:17 PM   #6
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Excellent answer.
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Almost nothing, because very few yeasts can survive with that much sugar in the solution. Google "osmotic pressure". I suspect you'll be throwing out the mess in a few weeks. If your goal is a high ABV, you need to step ferment: juice first, then add 1/3 of the sugar as it ferments out. You also need to use something like 8L distiller's yeast. It won't taste like anything except cheap vodka with citric acid in it.
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There's a head on it a foot high now. Should I unseal it and put a couple of litres of something in there?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nate
Excellent answer.
Thanks

He's the one moaning at me for being so basic and saying "if you're gonna brew something like that", deamonising me for not matching up to his high standards. Yet he's the one with the Bumwine URL.

Shop there often Lou?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GWF
There's a head on it a foot high now. Should I unseal it and put a couple of litres of something in there?
Will someone please answer this question? I dont wanna throw this out if it can be salvaged.


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