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Old 01-11-2009, 01:55 PM   #61
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I've never made it any differently than the directions state. Whether it's 1 gallon, or 5 gallons, I'd make it the same way.

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Old 01-11-2009, 03:53 PM   #62
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Thanks for the clarification.

I had mixed up a five gallon batch and after three days it seemed like a stalled fermentation so I had to break one of the rules and give it a good sloshing around. Now I have activity every 10 seconds or so and all is good.

I promise I'll follow all the rules from here on out.......

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Old 01-17-2009, 05:22 PM   #63
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Been 13 days down to 1.020, really tastes good, can't wait till 2 month's to see how better it gets. Hope there is some left in 2 months. Surprised how much flavor it got with just one orange.

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Old 01-19-2009, 03:20 AM   #64
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I've got some started today per recipe but instead of a carboy I used the jug the water came in, lol...

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Old 01-19-2009, 04:06 AM   #65
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Been 13 days down to 1.020, really tastes good, can't wait till 2 month's to see how better it gets. Hope there is some left in 2 months. Surprised how much flavor it got with just one orange.
you cheated and took a gravity reading!
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:42 PM   #66
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Thanks for the help, I'm going to do some smaller batches in one gallon jugs. Shrades

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Old 01-19-2009, 11:22 PM   #67
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Made a 2 gallon batch of this around noon. It is around 68-70 degrees. No activity yet, but SWMBO is excited. First batch of mead ever. I had an OG of 1.143 though, seems high but I have no idea.

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Old 01-20-2009, 01:58 AM   #68
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I'm still not seeing any signs of fermentation. Should I be calling Yooper ?

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Old 01-20-2009, 02:07 AM   #69
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I'm still not seeing any signs of fermentation. Should I be calling Yooper ?
You pitched the yeast today? nah, don't worry until Thursday!
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You pitched the yeast today? nah, don't worry until Thursday!
Ohh, okay. I was just trying to follow the instructions, you know:

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Install water airlock. Put in dark place. It will start working immediately or in an hour. (Don't use grandma's bread yeast she bought years before she passed away in the 90's)( Wait 3 hours before you panic or call me)
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