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Offline Andrewray

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Need Knowledge / help "koolaid wine"
« on: May 06, 2022, 01:38:45 pm »
So I am new to brewing and definitely new to this website so I'm not sure if its even in the right topic technically.

So I started a sugar wash for a Kool-Aid wine with 5 cups of sugar with cider house select yeast. on the 25th of april

may 4th I posted about it on another forums and recorded that the fermentation has appeared to even speed up and it was already going like 10 seconds per bubble in the airlock.

It is may 6 the and taking about 8 seconds to bubble.

Is this Normal l what should i do/expect.

Offline Cliffs

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Re: Need Knowledge / help "koolaid wine"
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2022, 04:11:16 pm »
bubbling is a poor predictor of fermentation. Get a hydrometer, take a measurement. And I say this with nothing but love and respect; dont expect kool aid wine to taste very good.

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Re: Need Knowledge / help "koolaid wine"
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2022, 09:57:34 pm »
not sure about koolaid, but many commercial drinks have yeast/bacteria inhibitors in them.

if you're new to brewing, apple juice with no preservatives or liquid malt extract are probably the easiest ways to start up. liquid malt extract (LME) is what yeast crave basically. spending $20 on LME and an ounce of hops and listening to a homebrew store's advice will get you started really well.

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Re: Need Knowledge / help "koolaid wine"
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2022, 10:43:37 am »
bubbling is a poor predictor of fermentation. Get a hydrometer, take a measurement. And I say this with nothing but love and respect; dont expect kool aid wine to taste very good.

^^^ This right here.

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