9/12/21, New Hope +

On 9/5 we made two smaller batches both with 32 grams of the New Hope (Rishi tea). Am referring to additional one as New Hope +. This batch will be bottled 9/12

9/5/21, New Hope +, plain and Ginger Peach

New batch brewed on 8/29 I increased the amount of tea…w New Hope 32 grams for medium and 50 grams for large.

Tasted first fermentation of the increased tea amount and it tasted a bit stronger this was bottled today 9/5.

We made 13 plain bottles with 1 tsp sugar.

Ginger-Peach

Used 1 inch piece of peeled ginger and one peeled O’Henry peach (large). Cut into smaller pieces then threw everything into mini food processor. Used 1 Tbsp of mixture per bottle and 1 tsp sugar. We made 6 bottles.

8/28/21 New Hope

Well, it definitely isn’t as good as the OG. I pulled last week’s at 15 days. It isn’t that much better…I’ve ordered 2 new teas…for now we’re staying with New Hope as we have no alternative. The first fermentation definitely is good at 7 days.

The large batch seem perfect (seems closer to OG at first fermentation but second one shows it’s faults) the medium was good as well. We made 17 regular bottles 1 tsp sugar and 1 large.

I am pulling the 8/22 bottles at 11 or 12 days. Will test.

Pulled the 8/22 bottles at 11 days on 9/2. Was good but as Rindon says it’s “spot” but not “spot on” …the tea really made a difference…..

8/22/21, New Hope

So, this New Hope tea is still different, it seems lighter and does not have the finish of the OG. It’s seems lighter and ferments quicker than OG tea. I cut down 1st fermentation next week to 7 days (instead of 8). The second fermentation we have been moving at about 16-17 days instead of 18. Will change that to 15 (possibly 14 days).

Today we bottle 19 bottles with 1 tsp sugar. The medium batch was on the strong side but the large batch was weak and sweet.

Question is should I try and find another tea….?

8/15/21, New Hope – plain

We used the new tea – again a tad different but very close – used 1 tsp sugar for 19 small bottles and 1/2 tbsp sugar for the one large.

Will be moving the 6 bottles of New hope made over 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Fingers crossed!