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MJJ

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In a 6 gallon carboy I am going to make a 5.25 gallon batch. (Need headspace for volcanic activity)

12 quarts of L&A Pineapple Coconut Juice
10 lbs of clover honey
Spring water to balance
5 tbs fresh grated Ginger
2.5 tsp allspice.
2 vanilla beans
1/4 tsp Potassium Metabisulohite
1 Lalvin 71-B yeast
 

skunkboy

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Not sure about tannin, you can always add that later on.

Don't think it would hurt to toss in some pectic enzyme, especially if the pineapple got cooked to sterilize it on the way to becoming the juice you used.
 

MJJ

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Not sure about tannin, you can always add that later on.

Don't think it would hurt to toss in some pectic enzyme, especially if the pineapple got cooked to sterilize it on the way to becoming the juice you used.
How much pectic enzyme should I use & what about acid blend?
 

Chevette Girl

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You'll be getting plenty of acid from the pineapple :) And I also toss my vote in for 1/2 tsp per gallon of pectic enzyme, it will never hurt. I also skip the metabisulphite at the beginning, but that one's up to you. some folks always use it, some never do.

Sounds tasty!
 

MJJ

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Well I started this batch last Thursday, The 26. I decided not to pre-disinfect the must. I couldn't find my Lalvin 71-B yeast & I wasn't going to drive 5 miles for 1 packet of yeast so I used Lalvin EC 1118 yeast. The must started to ferment in 1 hr. By late evening, The fermentation was so violent it popped the blow by tube & I had must every where, including on the ceiling. The foam was so thick it plugged the tube. I had to replace the tube 3 times. I didn't have to replace it today (So far). It is still pushing allot of gas & foam. It sounds like machine gun bursts. (I wonder if I did go to the supply store & got some Lalvin 71-B & used it, Maybe the fermentation wouldn't be so violent)
 
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