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Re: Fastest ever ...

Post: # 252864Post Keaniebean
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:47 am

Ok I'm going to do it :iconbiggrin: but being a total noob about it can I use bakers yeast as that's all I've got? Will it take longer or just produce a less alcoholic brew, sorry for the spanish inquisition I just haven't a clue. lol, lastly ( well for now anyway :shock: :roll: ) is it 'done' when it stops bubbling or is it just guesswork?
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Post: # 252867Post MKG
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:06 am

You can use bakers yeast - but yes, the alcohol yield may be a little lower. On the other hand, the alcohol content of this wine is not high, so it may do the job perfectly. It's "done" when the bubbling has stopped AND the wine is clear.

Enjoy :iconbiggrin:

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Post: # 252869Post becks77
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:18 am

Ooh missed this first time round thanks Mike I know what 'm up to tonight! :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 252874Post Keaniebean
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:51 am

You're a star, thank you :hugish:
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Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:05 am

Help Mike I think it's more like quatermass coming after me
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Post: # 252960Post MKG
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:48 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I can see what's happened - you overfilled the demijohn. When you're starting something off, fill the demijohn only to the shoulder (where the main body begins to curve into the neck). That gives enough room for any initial frothing to occur. If you fill it right up (as you have), the foam doesn't have time to break down before it rockets up the narrow neck. Only when any foaming has died down should you top up the demijohn - but you should still leave a gap of, say, three-quarters of an inch below the bottom of the airlock bung to prevent any infection by contact.

However, you're usually safe in just washing out the airlock at regular intervals. It will become less Quatermassy soon.

Incidentally, I'd put it the right way up or all the wine's going to pour out.

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Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:52 pm

phew thanks Mike. I was a little worried about going to work and finding the dog "set" like a jam :iconbiggrin:
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