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Old 09-06-2009, 11:09 PM   #11
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LOL yes i will be getting more equipment when i get more money.

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Old 09-07-2009, 12:59 AM   #12
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i am tring to get two setups for mead alone and two for beer, but fortunately i just have the one setup for now. I like making mead better because it easier to make and yields greater results but right now i only have time for beer, unless i make a mead with only 4 or 6 pounds of honey yielding a size a couple of gallons.

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Old 09-08-2009, 10:02 AM   #13
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insnekamkze86 - Ale pales are only around $6, + air lock.
You can also pick up 1 gal glass jugs from friends, etc for free. Use tin-foil to cover. They are great for making experimental recipes before you shell out the big bucks for a large batch. They are also so much easier to aerate, etc.
Not knocking you, I have been dirt poor, poor and middle class, and I prefer middle class.
Just trying to offer some alternatives to the all or none view. A one gallon batch of mead in the pipeline is better than none.

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Old 09-09-2009, 02:15 AM   #14
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okay i understand and your right i could do that, to see what i got right and what when wrong in making different mead. If i made a 5 or 6 gallon batch with only like 6 or 9 pounds of honey instead of 12 pounds would it clear/ferment quicker since there is less honey in the batch?

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Old 09-11-2009, 02:10 AM   #15
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That is a little weak, more in line with a braggot, 6-7lbs of honey with around 3-4 lbs of malt extract. The fermentation would be slow, my last one was around 2 weeks in primary and sitting in secondary to clear and age. Maybe 3 weeks or so.
I just started a Mead yesterday using 12lbs of honey and US-05 ale yeast, just did my first degassing this morning and SNA. The goal is to max out the yeast and still have a some what dry final product and hoping it will take less than a year to be at its best.
Note a lot of hopes there, I still have to play it by ear and see what happens.

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Old 09-11-2009, 04:59 PM   #16
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yeah 12 pounds takes a long time for it to finish but the end result is good though.
I know only 6 to 9 pounds is weak but i was asking just in case i ever wanted to try it that way.

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Old 09-11-2009, 05:04 PM   #17
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Check out Homebrewer_99's Lemonade Mead in the recipe db. I vouch for it's good tastyness, and he says it can be ready in like a month or two.

Might give you something to sip on while the bigger mead is aging.

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Old 09-11-2009, 11:38 PM   #18
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kol it could give me for that threat would be great.
I tried looking him up and couldnt find him i might just be going blind.
Anyways it sounds like a good mead to drink.

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Light Lemonade Mead

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f80/light-lemonade-mead-128099/

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Old 09-12-2009, 03:45 AM   #20
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thanks man that was very interesting to read i might try something like that.

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