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Yeast Starter

This is the recipe I have been using for years for my yeast starter for my wine. Prepare one day in advance of starting your wine.

Recipe Steps

  1. Add together in a sauce pan
    • 6 oz. can of Frozen Orange Juice
    • 5 cups Water
    • 2 Tbs. Sugar
    • 1/2 tea. Citric Acid
    • 1/8 tea. Epsom Salt
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Cool to room temperature
  4. Put into sterile container
  5. Add to the starter
    • 25 mg Vitamin B1
    • yeast

If you have 250mg tabs of B1 just dissolve a tab in 10 Tbls water and put one Tbls of the mix into the starter to get the 25mg dose.

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