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brentG
11-20-2014, 12:58 PM
I'm thinking about trying a blueberry BOMM. Would I be able to ferment it in a bucket to allow room for the blueberries, then rack it into the secondary once it's ready? Also, would a smack pack work for 2 gallons, or do I need a starter for anything more than one?

loveofrose
11-20-2014, 01:31 PM
Works great in a bucket. I've done many batches this way. For 2 gallons, a smack pack will work, but it might take a bit to get started. A starter or 2 packs would be better.


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brentG
11-20-2014, 03:04 PM
Nice. What about re-using a cake and adding another smack pack to that? And do I just double the DAP, Fermaid K and K2C03?

mannye
11-20-2014, 03:58 PM
I often reuse the cake and just use the same amount of chems. Works great even without adding another pack.

brentG
11-20-2014, 09:51 PM
For two gallons?

loveofrose
11-20-2014, 10:04 PM
A previous yeast cake plus double nutrients will work great. No additional smack pack necessary.


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brentG
11-21-2014, 12:05 PM
This is good news! Thanks!
I've never re-used a cake before. Do I just swirl the bottom around in the jug and pour it in?

loveofrose
11-21-2014, 01:25 PM
This is good news! Thanks!
I've never re-used a cake before. Do I just swirl the bottom around in the jug and pour it in?

Yep. That'll do it.


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mannye
11-22-2014, 01:14 PM
For two gallons?

Sheeeeit. I've done 6 gallons that way.


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GntlKnigt1
11-22-2014, 05:43 PM
1 gallon pails 6 times Manny? I would think the yeast would mutate after some time, as it apparently does in continuous fermentation setups

mannye
11-23-2014, 03:45 AM
Lol. No. 6 gallon pails.


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