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Old 11-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #21
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Honey Mead? i will give that a look. Thanks!

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:34 PM   #22
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Honey Mead? i will give that a look. Thanks!
All meads are made with honey just an fyi
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #23
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Yeah its a common mislabeling mead is infact honey wine.

I second getting the wife involved in a fun way, not the drudgery of stirring the mash but maybe in something easy like weighing the grains and adding hops at the right times. Ladies seem to be more intrested in the precise parts like that.
Try making wines, mead, ciders, cocktail type concoctions, Fermentation is fun and would be a great hobby to share with a spouse. {my kids like to help me too]

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if you don't already know how, learn to cook nice meals to go with your beers.

make dinner after you brew, or better yet, go OUT to dinner after you brew.

make it a "thing" where it's a full day, or even a couple days, where you hang together and just do stuff all day.

get her to do recipes for you, or (if she's got a good eye for design) ask her to do things like design your labels, etc.


and yes, all mead is made with honey.

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:42 PM   #25
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Thanks for the great ideas!

I could see it being a family fun activity

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #26
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So the Local Brew shop said i could use this 5 gallon mix in my 2.5 gallon Mr Beer container. They also said there was no need to add the 500g of Coopers Dry malt and 300g of dextrose.

They said something about since i was doubling the volume i would not need it. something dont sound right... any one have any experience in using a 2.5G container to make 5G mix?

I hope i was clear, if no please ask question.

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:47 PM   #27
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I get what your laying out but they may well be wrong, you might get the right SG but your not gonna get the right flavor.

There are always deals on mr beer variety packs on ebay, it might be worth a look

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:55 PM   #28
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The nozzle on the bottom of the mr beer container is a little loose. I may just buy a 6G carboy or a plastic container. I can buy the ingredients and put this together correctly.

However, instead of using dextrous can we use Honey? and if so what ratio would be acceptable? I like the honey idea above.

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:13 AM   #29
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Tired my first Mr Beer today. Had to crack a bottle open to give it a try. 3 days shy of 2 weeks in the bottle. Beer had a great first impression! great taste and nice carbs. Little head and had some yeast at the bottom of the bottle.

How can i eliminate the yeast settling at the bottom in each bottle? and what controls after taste? has a slight after taste i would like to remove some.

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How can i eliminate the yeast settling at the bottom in each bottle? and what controls after taste? has a slight after taste i would like to remove some.
All bottle conditioned beer will have some trub at the bottom of the bottle, nature of the beast. One way to minimize the sediment is to put your Mr. Beer keg in the fridge for a day before your bottle. It helps compact all the trub in the bottom of the keg so less will go into your bottles.

When you pour a bottle conditioned beer, just leave the last little bit in the bottle and dump it. As far as after taste goes, letting the bottles rest longer at room temp will really help with that (most of the time). Congrats on the first brew!
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