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Today is Pruno day 1
« on: July 11, 2017, 06:27:20 PM »
bought a gallon of cran-grape !00% juice with no preservatives
poured about 25% of it into a pitcher for the fridge.
All comments or corrections to what I am doing are definitely appreciated.

poured the rest of it into a spaghetti pot with 2 cups of sugar
mixed it all up with a whisk
added a can of mandarin oranges in thick syrup
mixed it all up with a whisk
heated the pot to 125+ degrees, turned off the fire
added the yeast, two packets
mixed it all up with a whisk
waited until I saw the foam forming, I knew it was good to go
poured it all back in the bottle and closed it
wrapped it up in a black cloth, and set it on the sill in direct sunlight to keep it warm
After a day or so, I should see the bottle swelling
I'll burp it once, after that I'll put a needle hole in the top for the gas to escape
I'll have to see how far I can take it
I could let it ferment for five days, add more yeast and more sugar and double ferment it
I have to see what it wants to do
« Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 06:28:32 PM by 240B »
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Re: Today is Pruno day 1
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 01:51:24 AM »
Be careful it doesn't blow up. That could make one heck of a mess.
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Re: Today is Pruno day 1/day 4
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 08:17:21 PM »
After four days of fermenting the yeast is starting to dull.
It tastes like a fruity cocktail that you would find in a tropical bar. It is very good, and has a subtle carbonated taste to it. I'm guessing it is somewhere close to 10%, based on the fact that unlike beer (~5%), for example, you can smell and taste the alcohol kick in it.


I put a pin hole in the top of the jug and that has worked great for a one way release valve. When I first started, every time I shook the jug, air would blow out of the pinhole like a hole in a car tire. Now, it just barely blows at all. And it hardly foams when I shake it.


So now, I plan to put in another cup of sugar, another can of mandarin oranges in heavy syrup and re-yeast it. I'll let it go again for three to five days or until it stops foaming when I shake it, and stops releasing CO2.


Overall, so far, so good. I'll post again in 3 to 5 days. It will be fun to drink this stuff on the rocks around the pool on a bright sunny day. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Today is Pruno day 1
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 03:06:12 PM »
Add a line out the top with the other end attached to a diffuser to put in a lighted fish tank.  Your plants in the tank will grow like crazy.  Your bottle won't explode.  Your anubias will thank you for it.  ;)

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