3/4 Cara Cara Buch

Found nice big Cara cara oranges at the market to make this weeks large batch buch! We added 1/3 cup of Cara cara orange juice per bottle and a tablespoon of sugar. We made 15 bottles.

We pulled the Cara Cara at 5 days and it was highly explosive. Greg said all fruit should be pulled at 3 days. Will pull first one at 3 days to test. Previous Cara Cara blogs said we pulled ‘at least a week’ and was not explosive and another said anywhere from 5-7 days. This maybe due to sugar content – in the ‘at least a week’ only a teaspoon of sugar was used, in the ‘5-7 days’ batch we used 2 teaspoons of sugar. Greg has temperature app will start checking and logging temperature as well.

Plane batch we made 7 bottles and added 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.

2/24, ‘Rindon-berries’ (Blackberry and Raspberry)

Our neighbor Rindon brought over frozen pureed blackberries and raspberries that he strained to removed the seeds. We used this to flavor the large batch 1/3 cup of blackberry (or raspberry) plus a tablespoon of sugar. We made 8 bottles of raspberry and 7 bottles of blackberry.

We pulled the raspberry and blackberry after two days. Was not explosive, the raspberry had enough fizz and was delicious, however, the blackberry was flat but tasted really excellent.

The medium batch was also strong so we used 1/2 tablespoon to each bottle. We made 8 bottles.

2/16, Raspberry

The large batch tasted just right and was very good. We took the large batch and added 1/3 cup pureed raspberries and 1 Tbspn of sugar. This is the first time we are using frozen raspberries. We made 14 bottles.

The medium batch was strong and vinegary so we used 1/2 Tbspn of sugar and we made 8 bottles.

2/8 Tangerine dream

We used the large batch which was not very strong to make 13 bottles of tangerine. Each bottle has 1/3 cup tangerine juice and 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.

We pulled a bottle of tangerine at 3 days and while it tasted good there was no pop. We pulled the rest at 5 1/2 days – very tasty no explosion.

We made 9 bottles of plain (tasted good but didn’t have much fizz) 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.

1/31, Greyhound (grapefruit)

Large batch was slightly sweet, we used 9 ruby grapefruit and got around 6 cups of juice. We used 1/3 cup grapefruit juice and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Made 14 bottles.

The medium batch was just right and added 1/2 tablespoon of sugar and made 8 bottles.

The grapefruit is a bit explosive at 5 days but tasted great. Maybe try pulling 4.5 days.