Anyone tried this method?

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Anyone tried this method?

Post: # 251865Post dan-dan
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:30 pm

Hi all,
Has anyone tried this method of quick alcohol?

http://www.homeboozekit.com/

I gave it a try and after four days when I unscrewed the top we got the kitchen re-decorated in a lovely shade of pink??? Fizzy just doesn't describe it enough :lol:

Where can I get the 118 yeast? Will anything else do?

At present I've a couple of gallons of MKG's "Fastest Ever" on the go. It's as active as hell!!

Got the kids to clear out all the old flavoured T bags from when they were on the health kick (hah!!!) so I've plenty to go at if the current ones are ok.

Barry.

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Post: # 251869Post irigg
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:51 pm

sounds like a recipe for pop bottle rockets to redecorate your house in a multitude of colours :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post: # 251909Post MKG
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:05 pm

At £1.20 for 5 grams, that's expensive yeast. It does what it says on the tin, though (as long as you have good temperature control and follow the rehydration instructions scrupulously). But the overdose of Vit. B1 which I tried in the "fastest ever" thread was designed to imitate the EC-1118 characteristics, and it obviously works better at lower temperatures then the Lavin yeast. It's also cheaper by a large factor, as it uses GP yeast (about 5p a gallon as opposed to that £1.20).

I had a quick look at the homeboozekit method, and I think I agree with irigg - although I'm not at all sure what they mean by "place the bottle cap upside down". If they mean don't screw it on tightly, then fine, but screwing that cap down would produce, as irigg says, a pop bottle rocket.

If you want to try it, though, the Lalvin yeasts are available from most homebrew suppliers (just Google for "UK winemaking supplies").

Oh - and hi, dan-dan :wave:

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Post: # 251918Post dan-dan
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:51 am

Yup,
I've given up on the homeboozekit method. Unstable just doesn't quite do it justice!!
I've found a couple of different methods of usinf fruit juice for a quick wine.
I'm just SO impatient for last summers wines to be drinkable... I need alcohol NOW :lol:
Barry.

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Post: # 251920Post dan-dan
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:33 am

Forgot to mention...
In my first batch of MKGs brew, I forgot the lemon juice :oops: Will it make any difference.
Today, 11 days on, the brew is still bubbling at 1 bloop/4 seconds !!
Barry.

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Post: # 251923Post MKG
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:52 am

Just shows how good the method is :lol:

The acid does two things ... it creates a favourable environment for the yeast AND it stops the wine tasting flat (and it also takes part in the long and slow chemical reactions of a maturing wine, but this wine isn't meant to get to the mature stage). If you'd put it in at the start, the fermentation would have been faster. But you can still add it. At this stage, though, I'd have a sip of the wine so that you can judge the amount to add a bit better.

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Post: # 252013Post frozenthunderbolt
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:53 pm

Can't follow the link at the moment, but i think this was mentioned on another of my forums - is this the jobby that claims to hit 20-22% or some BS like that?
IF so, don't bother it uses a nasty turbo yeast that will make your head and taste-buds wish they had never been born!
Can only see a bit on the google cache- anything done in 4 days is likely to be fairly rough due to the high level of nutrients required to get the (large) quantity of yeast to work that fast (even to get it to 12%).
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Post: # 252032Post dan-dan
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:56 am

Thanks Mike. Followed your recommendations. Taste at the moment ain't too bad :drunken:

Frozenthunderbolt..As you say, the taste-buds are to valuable to abuse (famous last words :lol: )
The 4 day stuff has now been disposed of !!

Barry.

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Post: # 252248Post dan-dan
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:33 am

Just got back after being away this weekend.
Went up to check the wine and the second batch I put on (12th Jan) must've had a growth spurt :?
From normal fermenting when I left it on Friday it appears to have frothed into the bubbler :dontknow:
It's still bubbling at a reasonable rate of knots :icon_smile:
Any ideas what's happened? The temperature in the area they are stored is reasonably consistent.

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Post: # 252501Post dan-dan
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:40 pm

Just racked off my first MKG brew after 20 odd days.

Gorra say it's tasting bloody good, not at all what I expected, thereagain, I don't know WHAT I expected from T bags :dontknow:

The three remaining batches are still bubbling at a good rate of knots..

Just noticed in my daughter in laws monthly mag (Farming News or something like that!!), the recipe for prison booze. Got to give that one a try :lol:

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