I bought a one gallon fermenter, a rubber stopper, and an airlock. I have 3lbs of local Colorado honey and a can of Oregon blueberries in light syrup. I'm hoping to make an awesome blueberry mead. Any thoughts? Had anyone every tried this?
Sounds good. I don't have any experience with D47, but I know many people here think it's a great yeast.Added the 3# honey, the can of Oregon blueberries, yeast nutrients, yeast energizer, and Lavlin D 47 to a one gallon jug. Capped it and shook the hell outta it for a good 5 minutes. Then I put an airlock on and set it in the back of the brew cabinet.
Well, guess it's safe to say your ferment kicked in! :rockin: There's a good reason for the nylon right there; you wouldn't have berries clogging up your tube! I'd suggest getting one of those 6.5 gallon ferment buckets for your next one, even if it's only a gallon you're doing. One, it helps with aerating til the 1/3 sugar break ... just throw a sanitized towel over the mouth of the bucket; two, you won't have geysering going on like you just experienced, and three, it's a heck of a lot easier to remove your fruit filled nylon when you go to rack to secondary. Once you hit the 1/3 or 2/3 sugar break (depends on who you talk to), take off the towel, slap on the lid with the airlock and wait out the rest of the ferment.LMFAO! The tube got clogged and the mead geysered out the top. Blueberries actually hit, and stuck, to the top of the cabinet. I think enough blew out to stop a second explosion. Will have to wait and see.