Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > Dc 212
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-28-2011, 12:02 AM   #1
metalpysko
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 253
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default Dc 212

I'll it work for a yeast

__________________
metalpysko is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2011, 01:10 AM   #2
metalpysko
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 253
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by metalpysko
I'll it work for a yeast
Will it work for a good yeast??i have three packets left from a wine I did
__________________
metalpysko is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2011, 01:14 AM   #3
MedsenFey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,034
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts

Default

Yes, it will work. It is particularly good with berry melomels and pyments. However, it is a nutrient hog and will stink it up if you don't give it plenty of nutrients. Also, controlling the temp is important as it can get out of control and ferment too fast if the temperature is too high.

__________________
"Our results are merely the result of carefully managing the transformation of bee spit into yeast excrement."
--- Wayneb
MedsenFey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2011, 01:15 AM   #4
metalpysko
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 253
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Oranges?

__________________
metalpysko is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2011, 01:35 AM   #5
metalpysko
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 253
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Or blue berry is that a hard one to make

__________________
metalpysko is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2011, 01:38 AM   #6
metalpysko
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 253
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Ok now is raisins a good nutrient or just say **** it and get the yeast nutrient and does 70 68 sound good for a control temp and do u think I would have to use a blow off hose

__________________
metalpysko is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2011, 02:55 PM   #7
MedsenFey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,034
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts

Default

It works well with blueberries. I can't say how it turns out with oranges, but it will ferment them without problem.

Raisins probably won't give you enough nitrogen. You need a good energizer product like Fermaid K (or similar products) +/- some DAP. If you keep the temp below 70 to start, you'll probably be happier.

__________________
"Our results are merely the result of carefully managing the transformation of bee spit into yeast excrement."
--- Wayneb
MedsenFey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2011, 05:23 PM   #8
metalpysko
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 253
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Thank you this will be my first mead and I had a blueberry one and i loved it so all il have to do is just wash them and add them or do I have to smash them????

__________________
metalpysko is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2011, 05:50 PM   #9
Outkikked
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 11
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Freeze them then thaw them. Freezing breaks down the cell walls without demolishing the fruit.

__________________
Outkikked is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2011, 06:02 PM   #10
MedsenFey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,034
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts

Default

I find freezing and thawing changes the flavor of blueberries, and they sometimes taste more bitter. If you have them fresh, you may just want to gently mash them with a potato masher or some such. Avoid blenders as they will crack seeds and give unwanted bitterness.

__________________
"Our results are merely the result of carefully managing the transformation of bee spit into yeast excrement."
--- Wayneb
MedsenFey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools