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Jao question

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Registered Member
Nov 8, 2011
I followed the recipe to a T, there is oranges sticking up out of the must, they are turning brown. The directions say don't you dare shake it. Do I leave them or try and fish them out? I made it mid December.



Registered Member
Oct 22, 2011
While my oranges do look a bit "tired" by the end of the second month, I have never seen them turn brown. (especially not this soon)

Does anyone else get brown oranges? I am wondering if air is getting into Husky's carboy and causing oxidation...?

Chevette Girl

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Apr 27, 2010
Ottawa, ON
If it's up above the water level, most fruits will brown, this is why we recommend "punching down the cap" several times a day. Huskysibe, if the fermentation's died down a bit you can also top it off with a little water, hopefully that'll keep things submerged, especially if you're using a narrow-necked carboy.
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