>1 gallon batch of mandarin/clove

>Nov 20th

about a half gallon of water heated and 2.5-3lbs honey.
1 mandarin orange , pinch of cloves,drop of vanilla extract (pure)
pinch of yeast energizer (had no prepared nutrient)
1packet of lalvin 1118 yeast, rehydrated and added to cooled must.
Shook it like crazy.
Tossed it into a 1 gallon glass jug and put a piece of cheesecloth over top to allow air for fermentation.
SG.. app 1.120 (I think)

By the second day I noticed an odd smell, not BAD necessarily, but the non citrusy aspect of the mandarin… an aftersmell of sorts.
Today, day 4, I decided to get it off the fruit and into a plastic one gallon milk jug.
The syphon hose wouldnt fit, so unfortunately I had to POUR it in, through a sieve…. a big no-no I know due to the air… hopefully because of the rapid fermentation at this point, all will be ok.
Today’s reading was 1.070, but this was not de-gassed first, so it could have possibly been even a tad lower.
Upon tasting, it actually tasted nice. Certainly did not taste as it smelled.

10 Comments

  1. >I have a lot of interest in your post. I've been pulling together glassware for ages and your information is noteworthy. Thanks for sharing. Do you know of some suggestions on where to go to ascertain out more about this?

  2. >Hey compañero, realmente tenido gusto este poste. Can' t parece conseguirlo para dar formato a la derecha en Internet Explorer, se dobla todo para arriba, pero no trabaja muy bien en Firefox tan ninguna preocupación.

  3. >You know, I have to tell you, I truly relish this webpage and the informative insight. I find it to be energizing and very enlightening. I wish there were more blogs like it. Anyhow, I finally decided to write a comment on Under the Rose » Blog Archive » 1 gallon batch of mandarin/clove – I just wanted to tell you that you did a sweet job on this. Cheers mate!

  4. >I was just doing some surfing on my Drioid during my lunch at work , and I happened across something I thought was intriguing. It linked over to your site so I came over. I can't really find the relevance between your site and the one I came from, but your site good none the less .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *