Fall 2012 Batch #5, Pine Hill Orchard 300 blend, Lalvin EC-1118 yeast, single gallon


Blend Notes

Purchased at Pine Hill on 11/3/12.
The 300 blend was:

The raw juice was sweet on the front, tarty on the back of your throat, and slightly tannic-y, thought Dawn. I thought it was well rounded then slightly acidic on the finish.
Trying this with Lalvin EC-1118 yeast purchased at Strange Brew in Marlborough. I bought Campden tablets at Strange Brew that didn't say how many ppm they provided. The assumption is 50ppm... I put in one tablet per gallon.

Amount: 5 gallons
Specific Gravity (original): 1.050
Potential Alcohol (original): 6.5%
PH: didn't bother
TA (Tartaric): .65%
TA (ppt Sulfuric): 4.175
TA (Malic): 5.785g/l
Specific Gravity (post-sugar): 1.060
Potential Alcohol (post-sugar, dry ferment): 7.8%


50ppm SO2
1/4 pack of Lalvin EC-1118 in the 1 gallon carboy
5oz sugar (2:1 organic cane:corn). Cane from Shaw's, Corn from Amazon Prime.


11/2/12: Cleaned carboys with BTF Iodophur (all references to 'BT' in the past refer to this stuff. Let drain and topped with saran and rubber bands.

11/3/12: Picked up juice at Pine Hill. Topped with fresh saran fastened with rubber bands. Added SO2.

11/6/12: Added sugar and yeast (following yeast package directions), put air lock on.

11/24/12: Tried to get an SG reading, as this one's fermentation is farthest along of all the batches, but you can't fill enough of the wine thief from the 1 gallon jugs to get a reading. Refilled the airlocked.

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