(Potential) ABV Calculator Shortcode


Put this in your functions.php to do the before and after math for specific gravity readings predicting ABV (and potential ABV). Usage: [abv_calc before=”1.06″ after=”1.033″] becomes: If the after is omitted, it will do a potential calculation: [abv_calc before=”1.05″] becomes:

Brown Sugar Mellow Doux 6L


Stepping it up a notch. 3x 2L bites of Rougement Mellow Doux. Just under 1 tsp of 71B yeast (started early with a bit of brown sugar). And 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar. And a handful of raisins (apparently … Continued

Fermented Tea


We’re going to try peppermint and Bengal Spice. The idea is simple: brewed tea + sugar + yeast + time =? Looks like about 100ml of sugar Interesting the Sp.gr. reading. 170g of sugar and the hydrometer reads , much … Continued

100% Juice Pineapple Ferment


It’s actually 100% pineapple! Not a cocktail or mostly apple plus of pineapple mix or juice-like drink. 25g of sugar should be good enough. And we’ll try the 71B yeast (1/4 tbsp @ 98F) for this one. One of these … Continued

Fermenting Cranberry Juice


President’s Choice 100% Juice Blend Cranberry that is. Apples and Cranberrys. 26g of sugar is about the same as the apple juice. Quite tart to taste so we’ll see how that goes. Interesting that the specific gravity reading is closer … Continued