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Old 12-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #1041
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ohhh.....

I think I killed them. I added the yeast and then shook the crap out of it to mix it up. A couple of times to dissolve the honey.

I just tested the yeast in a cup of warm water and sugar and in 10 minutes the foam was thicker than the water and it's still rising.

Im assuming it would be ok to add more yeast since the I murdered the first ones.

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:26 PM   #1042
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I dont think you murdered them. Shaking aerates the must, which is actually a good thing. My vote is you wait longer. Dont forget the Creamy mantra, "honey and yeast WANT to make mead". With JAOM you really really have to screw things up to fail, and that doesnt include shaking. Yeast are tougher than any shaking we weakling brewers can throw at them.

Do nothing, relax, and freak out again in a week.

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:46 PM   #1043
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I think my yeasties are dead. 12 hours now and almost no foam on top and no activity in the air lock.
That thing is fermenting dawg. Look at all the bubbles in the must. Unless you just shook it before the picture was taken its starting to take off. Instead of looking at the airlock look at the liquid for signs of activity. You should see small bubbles.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:58 PM   #1044
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Ive watched the liquid. Nothing moving, no bubbles, nada.

I read all 104 pages last night and watched a video on youtube, so I consider myself an expert now...

I went ahead and threw in another teaspoon of yeast about an hour ago and gently rolled the bottle to mix it in. Now the airlock is bubbling quite regularly.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #1045
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Question, I currently have a 1 gallon batch going into its 2nd week of fermentation....currently it has a balloon for an airlock. I have a couple of S-lock airlocks coming in the mail this week, will it hurt anything to switch from the balloon to the airlock?

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:46 PM   #1046
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Question, I currently have a 1 gallon batch going into its 2nd week of fermentation....currently it has a balloon for an airlock. I have a couple of S-lock airlocks coming in the mail this week, will it hurt anything to switch from the balloon to the airlock?
Nope. Don't tell anyone I said this, but if the balloon popped or tore between now and then and you didnt know it, you are most likely fine as well.

Remember, honey and bread yeast want to make mead, not toxic sludge.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #1047
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #1048
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If there is ANY homebrew advice I am qualified to give (and thats debatable) its all the ways to mess up making JAOM and still come out with something drinkable. hehe.

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:34 AM   #1049
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Just made my first Jaom...made mead before but first this way

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #1050
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threw this one together for my batch that i started in august, should be ready to bottle this weekend i hope.

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