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01-27-2015, 12:25 AM
Active carboy. It contains just over 9 ounces of black currant, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, a pinch of Lalvin 1118 (happened to be an open packet I had), and a pinch of nutrient.

I really need to start reading a book or something.

01-27-2015, 12:59 AM
Very nice. Like when I made a starter with honey, forgot about it, and then just drank it two weeks later ... :)

01-27-2015, 01:03 AM
I really need to find something to do...

01-27-2015, 04:34 AM
You found it...

01-27-2015, 10:08 AM
I always make extra mead to compensate for racking losses. I have never used anything that small as a primary fermenter, but when I rack to the secondary and have a small amount left over, I use the smallest bottle I can find that will hold the excess.

I have used half-splits which holds 187 ml or 6.3 fluid ounces, with bungs specifically designed to fit bottle necks (No.2 drilled stopper).

I also use 12 oz. beer bottles, 375 ml splits (12.7 oz.), 16 oz. swing-top bottles, 24 oz. PET bottles, 1/2 gallon, 3 liter, and 4 liter. I still need to get a couple of 1 liter glass bottles.

01-27-2015, 04:52 PM
I just drink the leftovers if there is less than a bottle, and it's not like bad `shine going down..

01-27-2015, 05:14 PM
Bad 'shine...LOL
But...this ain't leftovers we're talkin' here, this is a bonifide, realtime, on time on purpose cider brewin'. It's leftover nasty tasting black currant juice with brown sugar.And it's bubblin' away as we speak! Right next to my 1/24th scale JAOM on my desk!

01-27-2015, 05:17 PM
Now you've gone and done done it. Time to whip up a mini batch myself just for fun. Kinda like a desktop lavalamp you can drink...

01-27-2015, 06:03 PM


01-28-2015, 12:46 PM
And hey, no need to rack off the lees - just use a straw!

01-28-2015, 01:02 PM
No, no, I'm going all the way, Going to the store and get another quart of milk in a glass jug, a small one serving wine bottle, and a 1/4 inch piece of tubing. We're gonna rack 'em the proper way!

01-28-2015, 01:05 PM
Oh yeah, the cider has pooped out, and I'm considering dumping it. I put that blasted black currant crap I had left over from another experiment. I'm going to re-start it as another mini-JAOM. Joe would be proud.