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Old 02-16-2017, 08:18 AM   #11
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When I added half the F-pack for my Green Apply Riesling, I added to the must and waited for 24 hours before pitching the yeast. I did this as a precaution in case there were any preservatives in the F-pack that might inhibit my yeasties from doing their dance, and also so I could double check the SG before I pitched.

If you haven't made an Island Mist kit before, one precaution I would give is that the taste from the F-pack is super strong prior to bottling or bulk aging. With my Riesling, I was worried because, even though I only used half the F-pack at the end, it still tasted like green Jolly Rancher. After 3 months since pitching the yeast, the artificial apple flavor died down, and after 6 months, it was good enough to share with friends. It's 10 months old now, and it went over so well at Christmas, that I preordered the Pink Lemonade for drinking this Summer and Fall. If my family likes it this much, they can drink my $50 kit and my Eclipse kits can keep aging
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:41 AM   #12
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I'm seriously thinking about getting the blueberry lemonade and grabbing a SodaStream to carbonate some of it. Now that I think of it, I have some beer bottles and caps that aren't in use...
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Yep, I'm gonna do it.

I'll bottle some 'still'. But will definitely carb some and put it into beer bottles or clear flip top bottles. No idea when though. I have no free Carboys and unless the 2016 Chileans miraculously come around, I won't for a while. I'll know in a few weeks if they make progress from my most recent attempt to save them.
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I like making the Mist Kits to rocket fuel status and using them in wine coolers, punches, sangria....big glass of ice, half wine, half club soda or Seven Up goes down pretty smooth on a hot summer evening....you can have nakid people in the pool by 10:30!!

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Does anyone know the grape juice base of the hard pink lemonade and blueberry lemonade?

 
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