Honey Bear Burbon ferment

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Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby jackpinesavage » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:14 pm

I pitched yeast a week ago last Sunday and got good amount of activity for 3 days. I had to leave it for a long weekend away. Upon return I had a thin white cap, and what seemed like very fine bubbling. Checked pH and it seemed low, 3 or 4. Added more oyster shells with no real results. I have 10 gal. in my brute so I added 2 Tbs. baking soda to try and raise the pH. Wondering if I might have an infection? Or is the pH too low? Suggestions? My temp. Is 75
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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby acfixer69 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:23 pm

Probley is an infection probley good too. Probley done too. SOCD be along get ya straight.

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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby jackpinesavage » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:32 pm

So what should I do. Toss it, start over. Or run it?
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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby HDNB » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:40 pm

the lacto infection on top will add creamy mouthfeel

but it keeps eating booze as it grows. not much ...but a little.

whats the gravity? run it!
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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby acfixer69 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:43 pm

By all means RUN it.

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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby NEGaxSEGa » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:45 pm

Huge difference between a pH of 3 and 4, as pH is logarithmic. What's your gravity? That'll tell you whether it's done or stalled due to too much acidity.
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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby jackpinesavage » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:58 pm

SG is 1.018
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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby jackpinesavage » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:02 pm

Check that...1.002
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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby HDNB » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:24 pm

done. run it. ruunnn eeett!
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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby jackpinesavage » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:32 pm

Thanks all!
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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:33 pm

Lol. Looks like ya done good. My work here is done :lol:
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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby jackpinesavage » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:19 pm

Fired up for my first HBB run :)
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Re: Honey Bear Burbon ferment

Postby fizzix » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:13 pm

jackpinesavage wrote:Fired up for my first HBB run :)

Good luck to you jackpinesavage. My second charge of Honey Bear is dripping from the still right now.
Mine started at 1.058 and ended at ~1.0018 too, so I'm glad to see I'm in common with someone else. It wasn't heading any lower.
You've got the added benefit of a possible infection. Not me.

Please post how yours tastes when you're done.
I want to compare to mine if you don't mind.

Mine is a swirl of exotic(?) flavors with a rich "bottom" to it. Definitely unlike a sugar.
Not menthol by any means, but a menthol effect of grainy vapors flirting with the nasal cavities and breath intake.

I hope you enjoy yours as much as I am.
Anxious to see how yours goes! Go get it!
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