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Old 01-29-2013, 09:36 PM   #1121
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Secondary is good with this due to the low flocculation/gets crap everywhere the moment you move it around bread yeast. Leaving it for months seems to pose no issues. Me and my friend had a few glasses of his around 5 months old and was great for drinking already. I think my batch had a little more bitterness to age out. This recipe is still around since it's near foolproof and the results are good. Just use good honey.

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:19 AM   #1122
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I went to my LHB store before I started this to pick up some stoppers for my growlers that I have. The guy suggested I use Lalvin K1-V1116 dry yeast so I picked that up. Since I was splitting up the recipe between two half gallon growlers I put one clove in each growler and broke a cinnamon stick in half. I put a pinch of nut meg and a pinch of all spice in each growler. I also mixed a small bowl of yeast up and went a little over 1 gram and split it between to the two bottles. The store I went to had a lot of different honey in a lot of sizes. I selected two larger bottles of regular clove honey that equaled 3 pounds and a smaller quarter pound bottle of orange blossom honey. I put 15 raisins in each bottle and cut up an orange and put half in each. I only topped off each bottle to the bottom of the necks for fear that they would blow up in the utility closet and piss the wife off.

Oh well. We'll see how it comes out and I'll keep an eye on em. Should be good for Thanksgiving.

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:53 AM   #1123
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I went to my LHB store before I started this to pick up some stoppers for my growlers that I have. The guy suggested I use Lalvin K1-V1116 dry yeast so I picked that up. Since I was splitting up the recipe between two half gallon growlers I put one clove in each growler and broke a cinnamon stick in half. I put a pinch of nut meg and a pinch of all spice in each growler. I also mixed a small bowl of yeast up and went a little over 1 gram and split it between to the two bottles. The store I went to had a lot of different honey in a lot of sizes. I selected two larger bottles of regular clove honey that equaled 3 pounds and a smaller quarter pound bottle of orange blossom honey. I put 15 raisins in each bottle and cut up an orange and put half in each. I only topped off each bottle to the bottom of the necks for fear that they would blow up in the utility closet and piss the wife off.

Oh well. We'll see how it comes out and I'll keep an eye on em. Should be good for Thanksgiving.

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That yeast is going to make a very dry mead I bet.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:22 PM   #1124
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You deviated and the bitterness will probably show up with a strong spice profile. Clove may be overpowering. Warranty voided. This is based off of reading way too many pages of this thread.

All brewing is an experiment. Hopefully it turns out okay though. Results with bread yeast turn out great for this since it finishes sweet with 3.5 lbs of honey.

Most people who brew think a recipe with bread yeast is dumb, but this one is effective.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:54 PM   #1125
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I'm a newb and unsure. I went with my LHBS guys advice, he said it was a champagne yeast. Only time will tell and I'll learn either way. One bottle is bubbling ok and the other one is not bubbling at all but it's only been 24 hours.

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:10 PM   #1126
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So I made this just before Christmas and it is clear and the fruit has dropped. Just when I should try this guy. Also the air lock has stopped bubbling.

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:12 PM   #1127
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Try it now, if it is clear and the fruit is on the bottom. Then bottle what you havent drank and hide it from yourself for as long as is possible.

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:03 PM   #1128
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After this has aged, how do you bottle it for storage?

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:23 AM   #1129
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Hey, I just started this recipe and I'm wondering if it'll screw up.

My dad has made lots of wine so he decided to give me a hand.

I got 16 pounds of honey from a beekeeper for a 5 gallon brew. 2 sticks of cinnamon, 2 pieces of clover and 2 whole oranges (except for the skin stuff). Reason I changed some of this was because of all the negative comments saying that the recipe is too sweet. The only yeast I recognized at the local wine place was the kv 1116 so I went for that.

While I was getting ready to pour in the water, my dad threw in the yeast. He said it doesn't matter, I thought it was a bad idea, since we had to shake the whole thing.

So anyways, it's been about 4 hours, and still no bubbling. Am i screwed?

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:24 AM   #1130
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Lemme try this one again...

I just started a new batch of JAOM. The instructions state to add more water after the foaming stops. How much? How far up the bottle do I fill it? Do I have to keep adding water as it evaporates and the level drops?

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