Sorry.. a little off topic buuuuuuut....I've only ever used tap water, straight from the tap. My city uses chloramines, apparently a campden tablet in 5 gallons will get rid of the chloramines adn turn them into ammonia and things yeast can eat. But I never bother with that, if straight from the tap is good enough for me, it's good enough for my wines and meads. We'll see about it when I start making beers.
Yeast love ammonia, ammonia is mostly nitrogen. In fact, DAP is urea I think (someone will correct me if I'm talking out my backside on the urea part)Sorry.. a little off topic buuuuuuut....
Wait.. did you say yeast like ammonia? Because I have an expensive hiking bag that my last cat peed on! It reeks of ammonia.... blech. I've held onto this bag for a couple of years and now am wondering...
If I prepare a large plastic storage container with sugar water, insert my bag and then introduce yeast... do you think the yeast will eat the ammonia!?
That would be flippin awesome.
Yeah, I'll second that! ...although be prepared, you may just end up with a bag that smells like cat pee wine, since ammonia isn't the only aromatic compound in urineYeast love ammonia, ammonia is mostly nitrogen. In fact, DAP is urea I think (someone will correct me if I'm talking out my backside on the urea part)
I wouldn't want to mix cat urine into something I want to drink because of other impurities, but I hadn't thought of it for removing cat scent.
WTH, can't hurt right? Bag's already ruined, give it a try and see what happens!
Hahahah.. I just talked to the girlfriend and she is cracking up. She's been annoyed at me for keeping that bag around for the past 3 years and recently been really annoyed at the amount bottles I've been hording for my new mead making hobby. So the two things helping each other out is kinda funny to her.
I hope it works. Oh, and yes, I've done the vinegar thing a few times. It took down the ammonia smell a lot but it seems it's really gotten into some of the cloth netting.
I'll do it when I get home and keep you updated. Maybe I'll create a Peed Log.
Yuk Yuk Yuk. 8)