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Old 01-28-2007, 07:24 PM   #11
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I think if I was going to do something like that I would us3e 2 yeasts fromthe same company, try here . . . http://www.whitelabs.com/mall/homebrew_beer_wine.asp or here . . . http://www.wyeastlab.com/hvino/homewprlist.htm and use the champagne yeasts for your dry mead

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Old 01-29-2007, 02:38 PM   #12
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I was looking at a simple mead recipe and it calls for fermax. What is that and where do I find it? I searched some online HBS but cannot find it. Is it possible it is a typo?
The recipe is :
2lbs 3oz. unprocessed clover honey
7oz. Buckwheat honey
.6 tsp Grape tannin
1/8 tsp fermax
5 grams K1V1116 yeast
Water to make one gallon

does this sound right for a no age mead thats ready in 3 weeks?

http://www.gotmead.com/index.php?opt...d=119&Itemid=6

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Old 01-29-2007, 02:40 PM   #13
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I was looking at a simple mead recipe and it calls for fermax. What is that and where do I find it? I searched some online HBS but cannot find it. Is it possible it is a typo?
The recipe is :
2lbs 3oz. unprocessed clover honey
7oz. Buckwheat honey
.6 tsp Grape tannin
1/8 tsp fermax
5 grams K1V1116 yeast
Water to make one gallon

does this sound right for a no age mead thats ready in 3 weeks?

http://www.gotmead.com/index.php?opt...d=119&Itemid=6
Probably a fancy name for Yeast Nutrient.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:09 PM   #14
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does 1/8 tsp sound right? from what I have read 1 tsp per gallon is recommended

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Old 01-30-2007, 01:08 AM   #15
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the bottle of fermax i have in front of me calls for 1tsp. per gallon. and cheesefood is right its just another yeast nutrient. i use it in my meads as well.
not sure if it is a product of crosby and baker but if you do a search on there site they have it.
http://www.crosby-baker.com/index.php
hope it helps
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:28 AM   #16
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This may sound foolish but when a recipe calls for 15 lbs of honey is it by weight or volume? I mean if I put 16oz of honey in a measuring cup that comes to 2 cups by volume if I put it on a scale will that still be 1 lbs by weight? I hope that makes sense.
One gallon (volume) of honey weighs approx. 12 lbs. Honey is usually measured by weight in most Mead recipes. So 15lbs of honey will be slightly more than a gallon.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:36 AM   #17
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thank you now that I can understand

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