- Aug 5, 2011
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start with every thing but use only 1 bottle yeast, when winding down use the rest of you lemon, i've never had trouble, and i have never used a slurry nor yeast starter, i just add both my dry sugar and dry yeast and stir with drillI have been very eager to try this, but with honey, but I have heard skeeter pee is finicky and can turn out not so great. Some have attributed this to adding the juice in primary making the ph too low for optimal healthy fermentation, and suggest adding it in secondary instead, which can offer a"fresher"citrus taste?
Thoughts, suggestions, tips?
@CheerfulHeart - I was thinking about trying the same thing with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Please keep us posted. I was also either going to add some grapefruit zest or grapefruit extract (I did an extract on the zest using grain alcohol) to give it a little more grapefruit flavor. Not sure why it would not work. I did try a straight grapefruit wine and it has not worked out as well as I would have like at this point... it is still aging and improving with time.I haven't made Skeeter Pee in quite a while but I thought I'd try a batch and substitute Ruby Red grapefruit juice for lemon since I have it in the pantry. I'm hoping this will turn out nicely.
That need for a yeast slurry is greatly exaggerated. I have made skeeter pee probably 8-10 times, never used a slurry. Always add two bottles of lemon at the start, make a nice starter of ec1118, works like a champ, the family loves it. I don't drink it.I just discovered this thread and have a question about yeast slurry. I have a Gewurztraminer fermenting currently, which would probably add a nice flavor profile, but don't have anything else needed for the skeeter pee. Is it possible to freeze the slurry for later use? The yeast is QA23.