Archive for August, 2009

Strawblog: Day 3: Disaster strikes?

20 August 2009
By Tom Mansell
Strawblog: Day 3:  Disaster strikes?

Everything was set. The yeast were happy, I had the airlocks on so that any spare CO2 would bubble out, and so that nothing would explode. When I woke up the next morning, though, I discovered that my explosion-prevention strategy had a slight flaw. I woke up to this: Turns out some strawberry pulp...
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Strawblog: Day 2 continued: Fermentation prep

1 August 2009
By Tom Mansell
Strawblog: Day 2 continued: Fermentation prep

So once I had the must chaptalized, it was (finally) time for some fermentation. Before starting fermentation, I wanted to make sure that my fermentation was clean, and that means sterilizing. Most wineries would sterilize using steam or detergents and sanitizing agents. While these are available for homebrewers (B-Brite and C-Brite are common sanitizers),...
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