Okay, I'm getting the stuff together to make a batch, but a question occurred to me: If you stuff the orange through the neck to get it in to the bottle, how do you get it back out?
Once the orange has been in there for 2 to 3 months, its usually softened enough to be shaken out, at worst, you might need to use a bend wire coat hanger to fish out any stubborn pieces that won't shake out......
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Okay, that's not too bad. I had images of having to throw out one gallon bottles full of orange segments, cause I just couldn't get them out.
If you have some stubborn pieces you can also fill the carboy with water and than tip it over the sink and the pressure of the water coming out usually pushes the fruit out with it.
Oooh. Physics is your phriend.
Everything's easier if you can relate it to beer--or mead, but I have yet to actually brew any of that yet.
I'm still in the beginning of that cycle! The stuff I fermented first is still aging.
Sounds like a good plan. I may have to get a few more gallon jugs to fully implement the cycle.
So you are saying that when I actually buy a house, it's gonna be to make room for my brewing habit?