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Old 09-29-2010, 10:37 PM   #11
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... its been sitting on the bread yeast for 6 months, is it going to taste like a**?
Probably not. In fact, it is likely to be nice and smooth now. Taste it and see.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:07 PM   #12
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Bottle it. Let it age for another 6 mo.

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Old 10-10-2010, 01:47 AM   #13
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Actually that recipe is posted here, complete with exactly the same misspellings. I am on my third gallon as well.
Can you post the link to the JOAM/blueberry recipe?
Also, a few other questions. I'm totally new at this. The JOAM recipe does not discuss boiling the honey/water mix. Is this not part of it?

I am using wild Alaskan blueberries, that are very tart. What sorts of berries are others using?

In making blueberry cordial by adding Everclear to wild berry juice, the wild berries have a tendency to gel. I have been told that this is the reaction between the pectin in the berries and the alcohol, and some have said that it can be reduced by freezinbg the berries first. Has this ever been an issue in making a mead?
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:48 PM   #14
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I have a 5 gallon batch that should be ready to bottle in a month or so. I didn't use the bread yeast though, I didn't want it too sweet. Taste great right now not harsh at all, although i did use a touch too much of clove. Thankfully I like clove.

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Old 10-29-2010, 05:06 PM   #15
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I just started a batch of this on Monday... It's not very foamy, when is a good time to add water as per the recipe? Have I waited long enough?

And is it normal for this to be so active? The carboy looks like there's a current in there due to all the movement!

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I just started a batch of this on Monday... It's not very foamy, when is a good time to add water as per the recipe? Have I waited long enough?

And is it normal for this to be so active? The carboy looks like there's a current in there due to all the movement!
You pitched before adding the water? I would add the water now. You'll probably need to heat it so it will blend with the honey, but watch the temperature so you don't kill the yeast.

Please make a movie. I'd love to see this.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:41 PM   #17
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Mine took off slow, still is a month later. One bubble every 15 seconds.

I added the top off water on the second day since there was no risk of blow off.

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Old 10-30-2010, 12:28 AM   #18
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You can't expect the same amount of airlock activity with a 1 or 2 gallon batch that you would see in five gallons of beer. If it's bubbling, it's working.

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Old 10-30-2010, 01:29 PM   #19
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No, LOL.... I followed the instructions.... I was talking about topping it off... Which I did This morning.

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Old 10-31-2010, 01:39 AM   #20
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Today was a big brew day for me and I decided to include a gallon of this brew. It started bubbling about an hour after I pitched the yeast. I've made this before and I am puzzled as to why I don't continue making it or make a 5 gallon batch. Oh well. Cheers.

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