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Old 02-16-2017, 03:58 PM   #11
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I too use EC 1118 for S P, & many other wines. Roy
Any issues with just using the 1118 without a slurry? How do you pitch it?

 
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:55 PM   #12
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I follow the rehydration instructions, prescribed by the manufacturer. Many sprinkle on top and works.

 
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:07 PM   #13
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I also do what NorCal does. Roy

 
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:07 PM   #14
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I have made skeeter pee probably 5 or 6 times, never have used a slurry. Always rehydrate the yeast, let it get going really well, never fails.

 
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:05 AM   #15
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Update: I started my 3 gallon skeeter pee on Saturday, Feb 18 and pitched the yeast on Monday, Feb 20th. I used EC 1118 and hydrated it with go firm, then added a bit of the must at about 15 min intervals. Within 45 min to an hour the yeast was really rocking so added it to the pee. By that evening it was already slowly fermenting. Next day it was really going. I pretty much followed the original recipe, but decided to use 1/3 lime juice since that got some nice reviews. Been stirring twice daily and keeping the temp around 75.

By Wednesday, Feb 22, sg was already at 1.050 so i added the lime juice, nutrient and energizer. Today the sg is at 1.002-4 so tomorrow i will probably snap on the lid and airlock to let ferment dry. It looks and smells great!

I guess i should stop stirring now?

By the way, i broke down and ordered the all-in-one so i hope i get it in time to rack this batch!

 
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I have made skeeter pee probably 5 or 6 times, never have used a slurry. Always rehydrate the yeast, let it get going really well, never fails.

Also, I added the EC-1118 this morning. How long til I can notice it working?

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Old 06-02-2017, 08:21 PM   #17
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Also, I added the EC-1118 this morning. How long til I can notice it working?
Don't even worry about it working or not for 48 hours. It usually starts for me around 24,but i don't even check until 48.

 
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Don't even worry about it working or not for 48 hours. It usually starts for me around 24,but i don't even check until 48.
Should I wait to stir?

 
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Old 06-03-2017, 04:26 AM   #19
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I stir only after there is a good fermentation, then twice a day. Roy

 
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Old 06-03-2017, 11:39 AM   #20
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Just hit 1.050 in my batch today and added the extra nutrient, energizer, and 32 oz RealLime. Bubbling away!
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