1/6/21, Mimosa orange

Happy New Year! First buch of the New Year is orange. We used 1/4 orange juice and 1 tsp sugar and made 12 bottles using large batch. The large batch was just right.

With leftover from large batch and using medium batch we were able to make 10 bottles w 1 tsp sugar. The medium batch was just right as well.

11/2/19, Pineapple Express

We let the medium and large batch go 9 days instead of the usual 8 days and they were strong – maybe too strong.

We used the medium batch was so strong, vinegary. We pureed 2 pounds of pineapple and added 1 cup coconut water. We made 9 bottles adding 1/2 Tbsp sugar. Will pull at a day and half – hopefully the vinegar doesn’t kill it.

The large batch was very strong but less vinegary than the medium batch. We used 1 Tbsp sugar and made 14 bottles.

We pulled the bottles at 2 1/2 days and it had a slight pop, no explosions and tasted good.

10/16/19, Rindonberry

The large batch was good and strong but not too much. We used 1/3 cup of Rindonberry (mixture of blueberry, blackberry) with 1 Tbsp sugar and made 14 bottles.

The medium batch was very strong but good. We made 9 bottles with 2 tsp of sugar.

Pulled the Rindonberry at 2 days. Did not pop had a little bit of fizz and was slo-mo eruption. Probably could’ve been out for at least 1./2 day longer but didn’t want to risk it.

9/29 Strawberry and Passion Fruit

From our awesome neighbor Rindon…

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And from our own liliko’i vine …

We just got 3 bottles of passion fruit and used the rest of the big batch for strawberry. We used 1/3 cup of strawberry puree and 1/2 tbsp of sugar and 1/4 cup of passion fruit puree (de-seeded) with 1 tbsp sugar. This batch went 10 days and the passion fruit was young and tart so we used extra sugar everywhere. The plain even got a 1/2 tbsp this week. I built a pressure tester to try to help with the strawberry fermentation. It seems that 2 days isn’t enough and 3 days is too much. After 3 days the entire bottle ends up all over you kitchen ceiling and walls (not kidding!, just the the strawberry!, well, especially the strawberry). The passion fruit will probably take 5-7 days on the shelf to get fizzy.

I’ll try to update this post. Between the liliko’i and the pressure tester, we’re curious how it will turn out.