6/1, Pineapple Express

The large batch was strong. Used 4 pounds of frozen pineapple and blended to make juice. We used 1/2 cup of blended pineapple and 1 Tbsp sugar and made 15 bottles.

The medium batch was strong as well. We made 8 bottles with 1/2 Tbspn sugar.

We pulled the pineapple at 2 days and it was explosive. Usually 2 days is fine, it may have been the extra juice or that it’s been a little warmer.

We pull all plains at 14 days. If we let it go 15 days its drier (still good) but when it gets warm it will get too vinegary.

5/24, Greyhound

We pulled the large batch after 7 days and it was weak and sweet. We juiced 8 grapefruits and used 1/3 cup grapefruit. 8 bottles had 1/3 cup grapefruit juice and 1 Tablespoon of sugar. 7 bottles had 1/3 cup grapefruit juice and 1/2 Tablespoon of sugar.

The medium batch was also sweet, a little stronger than the large batch but still weak. We did 1 teaspoon of sugar and made 9 bottles.

Pulled the grapefruit at 2 days and it was perfect. The 1 Tbspn sugar was popular but I thought it was too sweet and I thought the 1/2 tbspn was just right. One of the old bottles (1/2 Tbspn) did not fizz/ferment and may have been not been capped properly.

5/17, Tangerine Dream

We let the both the large and medium batches go 9 days because we’re slackers. It was pretty fizzy but not strong. We used 1/3 cup of tangerine juice, 1 Tbspn of sugar. We made 16 bottles.

The medium batch was strong both vinegar and tea wise. We used 1/2 Tbspn of sugar and made 8 bottles.

We pulled the tangerine at 4 days at it was a bit sweet, however, everyone else loved it so 4 days it is!

5/8, Pineapple Express

We went 9 instead of 8 days for first fermentation but it wasn’t too strong. For the large batch we pureed 2 pounds of pineapple and added 1/3 cup – 1/2 cup, 1 Tbspn sugar and made 12 bottles. We pulled at 2 days and wasn’t too explosive.

The medium batch we made 11 bottles of plain adding 1/2 tablespoon sugar.

We pulled pineapple after 2 days and it was just right.

4/29 Jolly Rancher Watermelon

The large batch was weak – possibly due to a small SCOBY. For the large batch we pureed 1 1/2 personal organic ‘seedless’ watermelons. Seeds were removed before it was pureed. We used 1/3 cup of watermelon, 1 Tbspn sugar and produced 13 bottles

The medium batch was stronger than the large, we used 1/2 Tbspn and made 10 bottles.

Removed the watermelon late at 2.5 days and it was explosive.