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Old 04-09-2010, 04:20 AM   #1
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Ok, backsweetened my skeeter pee (henseforth known as Lemon Drop) last night per the instructions. It's pretty darn good and five gallons will go a long way this summer.

Pitched the yeast on a Blueberry Pinot Noir Island Mist kit just before bedtime.

What to do now? What to do, what to do?

Oh yeah, shower and go to work.
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:37 AM   #2
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How far along was the Pee when you backsweetened? I'm almost a month into min. I was planning on stabilizing and racking the end of the month. I'm not sure where the sg is right now but I'll check eom.
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:44 AM   #3
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Darren, that skeeter pee isn't going to go as far into the summer as you think it in will. If you have an empty carboy make another batch.

TGIF, this is my third day of work for this week and boy was it long. I'm going to get through the day and then come home to pitch the yeast in my elderberry blush
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How far along was the Pee when you backsweetened? I'm almost a month into min. I was planning on stabilizing and racking the end of the month. I'm not sure where the sg is right now but I'll check eom.
Morning Doug,

I always waited until the sp was clear then stabilized and backsweeten.
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:57 AM   #5
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everyone keeps takling about this wine!! i may have to make it LOL! kinda jealous now
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:58 AM   #6
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I stabilized mine...then cleared and then backsweetened.

 
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:36 AM   #7
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NIKKI you must. Its cheap to, kinda like a cheapinchick!LOL

I didn't get to it today(I have everything here) but I am going to start a batch and use 3 cans of apple/raspberry frozen concentrate to augment it, but like Green said it isn't Skeeter Pee, he said he is going to refer to his as Lemon Drop, I may have to refer to this upcoming batch as Raspberry Piddle!! LOL

 
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I have racked mine once already and it's still fermenting away, but a little slower. I'm pushing close to three and a half weeks and am looking to drinking some of it!!

 
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I'm really looking forward to this. Based on the 2 month timeframe I saw posted, min should be ready just before the Graduation party for my daughter. I think there will be another batch started soon after.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:27 AM   #10
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Last night I racked my IM GA Riesling to the secondary, and poured my second Skeeter Pee batch onto the slurry from it.. This morning I am already getting a bubble every 2 seconds! Meanwhile, my first Skeeter Pee batch is still bubbling every 5 seconds or so and the SG is 0.998.. I'll probably give it till sunday and see where it is before I rack, stabilize and backsweeten.
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