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Old 03-26-2013, 11:38 PM   #61
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Did you add the nutrients dry, or dissolve them first? There will be much less foam if dissolved first.
Dissolve first, eh? Cool. The guy at the LHBS says toss these in there, so I did. He may have assumed I'd know to do that. Not. I'll try that next time. Thanx!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:03 AM   #62
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The trick is to degas with wine/mead first, give it a good stir and let the gasses escape and then stir in the nutrient

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:36 PM   #63
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Happy Game of Thrones Day!!! So excited to watch! My hubby and I picked up a bottle of b.nektars wildberry pyment a few weeks ago while driving through Michigan. Gonna try it tonight!!

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:08 PM   #64
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I like their wildberry pyment. Unfortunately for me i wont watch the premier until tomorrow. Walking Dead season ender for me.

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:36 PM   #65
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I like their wildberry pyment. Unfortunately for me i wont watch the premier until tomorrow. Walking Dead season ender for me.
I love how the Governor has completely changed over the coarse of the season, However the season finale had more of an episode before a season finale kind of vibe.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:48 PM   #66
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Just took a gravity reading of mine after only 11 days, it is down to 1.024, already at 10.5% ABV. The smell is of hot peppers. The taste, really nice earthy fig/date sweet mingled with green pepper and only a hint of hotness in the back of the throat after, that then lingers on the back of the tongue. I really like it, and as the yeasties work through the sugars it should get hotter.

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Old 04-04-2013, 01:19 AM   #67
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Ill be starting mine the day my honey comes in. Probably the 8th of April or so.

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Old 04-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #68
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I brewed, The Cheesemonger's Reserve yesterday!

Blue’s Perry Pyment
3 lbs Orange Blossom Honey
20 oz Green Grapes
3 medium size Bartlett Pears
.5 oz Medium Toast Oak Chips
Red Star Montrachet

Chop up the pears and de-vine the grapes. Run the fruit through a food processor. Pour the fruit juice goop into a large fine strainer over a pot. Squeeze the fruit pulp to get all that juice out. I ended up with over 2 cups of juice. Eat the shreds or throw them out. Combine honey water and dissolve with a whisk. Add the juice and top up with water 1 gallon. Pitch yeast with ½ Tsp of yeast nutrient. Ill add the other half during the 1/3 break.

Starting Gravity is 1.086 (it’s likely higher than this as the bottom of the carboy was darker than the top and I didn’t realize it needed more mixing until after I poured the Hydrometer sample, and I wasn’t going to do it again.

I’ll add the oak when fermentation is wrapped up along with some more grapes. Who likes pictures!?







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I've been giving this Game of Thrones mead idea a lot of thought. Unfortunately I have a very limited brewing setup right now so it will take me forever to get through any of this stuff, but I have a basic plan lined up. I took a lot of inspiration from suggestions in this thread (particularly on the Lannister mead) but here's what I'm planning.

Winterfell/Starks - spiced cinnamon cyser with caramelized honey
Warm and inviting like the hospitality of the North. Imagine coming into a warm house after being out in the blustery cold and snow and getting a hot cup of it.

Casterly Rock/Lannister - Cherry vanilla melomel with 24k gold flakes
Heavy on the cherry so it's nice and deep red. 24k gold flakes a la Goldschlager for the classic red & gold Lannister color combo.

Eyrie/Arryn - strawberry melon melomel with mint
The Eyrie is high up on a mountaintop, with pretty consistent chilly winds. I wanted to represent that with an ultimately light, sweet and refreshing mead.

The Wall/Night's Watch - blackberry and black currant melomel racked over oak chips
Blackberry and black currant for obvious reasons :P

I'm totally stumped on Iron Islands/Greyjoy... a seaweed melomel with rocks and salt. yum.

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The folks from the Iron Island pay the iron price- plunder your reserves and make a total mishmash maybe?

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