Originally Posted by GreenVino
Don't know if anyone has said this yet but i must say, please use untreated timber! Especially if contacting the brew/solution. I love the knowledge you guys put forward, setups look great. My next batch im going to use herbs and native "weeds" that grow wild in and around the vineyard im managing. Ideally research each plant for its compositions and chop into pieces as dry matter for the tea. Im considering a long water extraction (soak) and then brewing aact style. Im indecisive on weather I do an anaerobic brew with EM instead of the soaking. Any thoights are much appreciated.
If I let my water sit before brewing, I will usually have something soaking in it. I can't say if it added anything to the ACT. I can't say if it didn't have any negative effects.
I did it mostly for chlorine, though I did try to be selective.
I wouldn't hesitate to repeat the process.
I would consider doing an em fermentation with the dried leaves, as well, but seperatly, not both EM and ACT together.