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Old 03-02-2010, 03:49 AM   #21
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Hey Fly, I bottled my test batch. I could have bottled 2 weeks after racking but I let it sit an extra week. I carbed with 1 tbsp of OB honey.

I also started a 6 gallon batch this weekend. My basement now smells like I screwdrivers! I uped the oranges by 1 a gallon to 5, so 30 total. It ended up being just under a half gallon of OJ.

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Old 03-11-2010, 09:46 PM   #22
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Nice...I am going to test sample a bottle of mine tonight I think. Can't wait.

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Old 04-16-2010, 03:33 PM   #23
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The big batch took a little longer to ferment, 3 weeks vs 2 for the gallon. I racked it off and added 2 cups of constant comment green tea (Bigelow) and a Madagascar Bourbon vanilla bean. 2 weeks later I looked under the towel and the bean is on the bottom and the mead is crystal clear! I am busy this weekend so I will rack it off and bottle it some time next week. I plan on using OB honey to carb with. The extra oranges really made the final mead a nice dark red color. It reminds me of a ruby. I think I am going to have to make this every Febuary-March when I see blood oranges hit the local stores.

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Old 04-16-2010, 03:50 PM   #24
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Just racked my sweet mead onto blood oranges last night. I'm going to bottle it in some clear wine bottles which should look pretty sweet.

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Old 05-03-2010, 07:55 AM   #25
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Hey Fly, I bottled my test batch. I could have bottled 2 weeks after racking but I let it sit an extra week. I carbed with 1 tbsp of OB honey.

I also started a 6 gallon batch this weekend. My basement now smells like I screwdrivers! I uped the oranges by 1 a gallon to 5, so 30 total. It ended up being just under a half gallon of OJ.
Was that 1 tbsp for the entire gallon or one table spoon for each Grolsch bottle? I got a 1 gallon fermentor and plenty of bottles so bout as well do this...
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:26 PM   #26
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That was 1 Tbsp for the gallon. I have the link to the calculator on my computer at home. I used another calculator and it said to use twice as much, but I would rather under carb than have bottle bombs, so I went with the 1 Tbsp.

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That was 1 Tbsp for the gallon. I have the link to the calculator on my computer at home. I used another calculator and it said to use twice as much, but I would rather under carb than have bottle bombs, so I went with the 1 Tbsp.
What was the carb level with the 1 Tbsp? Were you satisfied?
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:55 PM   #28
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I plan on giving it another month to carb before I test them. So no results yet.

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