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Old 12-12-2012, 07:16 PM   #31
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The big white thing is a grain bag filled with strawberries, the dark brown bits are oak chips, and the yellow things are lemon zest (well actually lemon shavings would be more accurate).

The liquid itself is a dark amber colour. It is nice and clear, but very dark.

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:28 AM   #32
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:51 AM   #33
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Looking good. I can't wait to hear how this tastes.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:25 AM   #34
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The big white thing is a grain bag filled with strawberries......
What size grain bag did you use?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:42 AM   #35
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What size grain bag did you use?
Honestly, I'm not sure. I didn't have any choices in my local home brew store. I just bought what they had. I'd have to check next time i go there.

It was a pretty large bag, it could have taken more then I put in it
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To make this you ferment the primary ingredients for 10 days then add the secondary ingredients and let it ferment for 7 days then rack it and add the lemon and thyme? How long will you leave it on the thyme and lemon?

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To make this you ferment the primary ingredients for 10 days then add the secondary ingredients and let it ferment for 7 days then rack it and add the lemon and thyme? How long will you leave it on the thyme and lemon?
I actually kept it on the fruit until it dropped. I think it was more like 15 - 20 days. I juiced the strawberries in my juicer (I highly recommend this) then added the rhubarb in the grain bag. Finally, I added more strawberries in the grain bag (not nearly as clean as the juiced strawberries). The new strawberries haven't dropped yet.
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I actually kept it on the fruit until it dropped. I think it was more like 15 - 20 days. I juiced the strawberries in my juicer (I highly recommend this) then added the rhubarb in the grain bag. Finally, I added more strawberries in the grain bag (not nearly as clean as the juiced strawberries). The new strawberries haven't dropped yet.
How many more pounds of strawberries did you add? Are you saying you added the second addition of strawberries once the rhubarb dropped? Thanks for the info, I just want to get it right.
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How many more pounds of strawberries did you add? Are you saying you added the second addition of strawberries once the rhubarb dropped? Thanks for the info, I just want to get it right.
Yes, I waited for the rhubarb to drop before I added the additional strawberries. I didn't want to displace too much mead at once. I also added the vanilla, lemon, and thyme with the rhubarb, as soon as it went to secondary.

Here is the amounts I used (found in my original post near the end):

New Revised Recipie: (Final revision, I hope)

Ingredients
Primary Ingredients
12 lbs. Clover honey
½ cup of raisins
~4 Gallons water (fill to 5 gallon level)
1 pack of D47, 71B, or Montratchet wine yeast (still deciding)

Secondary Ingredients
12 lbs. of frozen strawberries (Juiced, if possible)
3 lbs. of rhubarb
2 Vanilla Beans
Zest from one lemon
1 teaspoon of Thyme

Backsweetening Ingredients
2 lbs. Clover honey or
strawberry juice to taste
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Thanks for the information!!

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