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Grit

Post by picturebox » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:32 pm

Can anyone explain why with all fruits I get a small amount of what appears to be grit in the bottom of my brew bucket when I first filter the juice through the muslin into my demijohn,
It doesn't seam to matter which fruit I use it even happen with oranges
I tend to prepare my fruit then add half the water with all the sugar and let that break down the fruit for a few days top up the water, add yeast etc, leave it in the bucket till the the most active part of the fermentation has finished, then filter it, and put it in the demijohn.
What when I find about a half teaspoon of black 'grit' left in the bottom of the bucket.

Mike

FermentedCulture

Re: Grit

Post by FermentedCulture » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:53 pm

What yeast? There might be bentonite in it to help clearing. Is it youngs super yeast compound?

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Re: Grit

Post by McMullan » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:30 am

It's probably plant cell wall debris. Nothing to worry about. I get it too with blueberries.

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Re: Grit

Post by lord groan » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:09 pm

I get this when I use yeast nutrient, could it be that?

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