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On Finishing Well

Well this isn’t good. Today was a busy morning. I had about four of my ferments to rack (see progress note below…), so I got busy siphoning and the like. Busy in the kitchen, I was unaware what had transpired … Continue reading

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Experiment #5

The Art of Fermentation had me all excited to try fermenting, and wild fermentation, at that. But honestly, I have no idea how mead should act. Or country wine. So experimenting with wild fermentation, by its very nature less “orderly” … Continue reading

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Not Much Success

So, how are things are going with the “experiments”? Well I’m glad you asked. Experiment #1 is on its way to sea. Or the water treatment plant. Or somewhere. But not here. On Aug 8th, it did actually start bubbling … Continue reading

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More on Figs and Honey

Ah, what a busy day today was! But back to figs and honey… Let’s see, so far there are 4 experiments: Experiment #1 (honey and boiled tap water) is about to be dumped. It’s smelling off, and has as of … Continue reading

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Finally, Progress!

My fig ferment was starting to smell, well, awful. Like vinegar. I wasn’t too surprised, and was pretty sure all was not lost – just needed to remove the likely-too-ripe figs. So, last night I strained the fruit pulp (probably … Continue reading

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