Awe, Shucks. Oyster Prep 101 – Preparing Oysters for Sugar Wash

Published by Joey Joe Joe Jr on

Get oysters for Valentine’s Day. Shuck them. Eat them with your partner. Drink wine. Put them in your freezer and forget about them for months. Realize you have them, thaw them out, scrape off any oyster bits left behind, throw in a boiling pot of water for 15 minutes, do another scrape to get the last bits of oysterness off the shells. The last thing you want is your sugar wine smelling or tasting like seafood.

Once they are boiled they are sanitized and ready to be added to the fermenter to keep the pH at a level that the yeast like during fermentation. No more stuck fermentations.

Experimental results on oysters in sugar wash can be found on my pH experimental data blog post.


Joey Joe Joe Jr

I was born on a pirate ship off the coast of Peru where I was given a traditional Aztec upbringing, during which I excelled in the arts of sciences. At age seven my parents accidentally murdered each other in a freak fencing accident. Heartbroken I joined the tribe of Omaha, where I trained under the legendary Vin Diesel. At age eighteen, after a failed Fear Factor audition, I set out for a berry plantation roughly four kilometers south of Albuquerque. I currently reside at Ram Ranch which really rocks!

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