skeeter pee volcano

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reefman

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Was in a hurry today, and added Sparkloid, and Potassium Sorbate just a few minutes apart to my Skeeter pee. This pee was started early January and finished fermenting a few weeks ago at 0.994.
After these two additions, I got lazy and added 3 cups of sugar (dry) rather than making invert sugar (which I would normally do). As the last of the sugar was flowing thru the funnel, the batch erupted and spewed out almost a full bottle of liquid.
Never had this happen before! Thought maybe it was fegassing, but I didn't think here was much gas left in there.
Any ideas?
 

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Yep, you got it to degass. The co2 went to the sugar and oops. Best idea for next time, let the gross lees settle, rack them off, I usually let it sit for a couple of weeks or more, then add the sparkaloid. Let it sit til it clears, then let it sit for a week or two to compact the lees that drop out. Now rack off them. Now add your k-meta and sorbate, I usually let it sit for a couple of weeks, add the sugar and stir it in. Now let it sit for a couple more weeks and make sure it doesn't decide to referment. When it it good and clear mite have to rack again, drink and bottle. Good luck with it, Arne.
 

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Thanks Arne. That was my suspicion as well. I'll try more patience next batch.
 

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Lol, been there done that and it will probably happen again. That is why it is nice to have my junky basement floor instead of a nice finished place to play with my wines. No problems with the spills. Arne.
 

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