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Turns out that, at least in my case, freezing the dry yeast is actually a bad idea. I made an experiment last night and I put two sachets of ICV D-47 in the freezer and two sachets in the fridge. This morning I took both of them out and let them warm up in the room. I used the same activating mixture I've always used (some must + some nutrients) and split ...


As I'm sure you know (but just in case) any unfermented sugars remaining in the juice will certainly caramelize. To find out if starches are present, you could either try a Google—e.g. 'pineapple juice composition'—or hike down to the drugstore and get the smallest bottle of Tincture of Iodine they have in stock. Tincture of Iodine (the yellow stuff) will ...

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