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Posted in thread: Peach mead on 04-17-2014 at 09:43 PM
You can go with fruit or concentrate and either works well. With strait fruit it usually helps
to have another fruit to add in for body. If using lalvin D47 then make sure to ferment on the
Posted in thread: Ginger Wine to ginger beer? on 04-17-2014 at 02:22 AM
[QUOTE=elambers;3342929] If you don't use an actual ginger beer plant (which can only tolerate
up to 5% or so alcohol levels) and use the wine yeast instead, the alcohol content get ups to
Posted in thread: Need some help new comer on 04-17-2014 at 02:07 AM
Yea that cap is normal in a fruit wine. Just stir it up and eventually it will fall to bottom
after fermentation dies down. If not stirred periodically and the alcohol evaporates off the
top then that...
Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee on 04-17-2014 at 01:58 AM
Anyone know how long SP can sit in the fermenter and still be good? Long story short is I make
it up for my wife and her friends. I made a batch back in December but unfortunately my wife
had a medica...
Posted in thread: Success! on 04-16-2014 at 01:12 PM
Gratz on the meadery! Sounds fun. Spiced chai meads are really great. I have only done it a
couple times but both times went really well.
Posted in thread: Pumpkin wine on 04-15-2014 at 03:26 PM
I normally do pumpkin meads but this could make a wine too. Here is my recipe substituting
honey for sugar:1gallonPrimary 1/2 of a 29oz can of pumpkin puréeEqual part by volume of baked
sweet potato c...
Posted in thread: Green Olive Taste? on 04-15-2014 at 02:20 PM
Olive taste seems pretty unique to me. Not a description I have seen before. Also I do not
really eat green olives so it is hard for me to imagine. Does it taste like pickled olives? So
a slightly vin...
Posted in thread: Help with Clearing on 04-14-2014 at 04:56 PM
Yes it will clear with time but you will get a silky sediment that is easily stirred up at the
bottom of the bottle. If using screw caps you can siphon off clear liquid into new bottles but
Posted in thread: mead noob question on 04-14-2014 at 03:21 PM
Sounds like a plan. Liquid yeasts just seem to have slow starts in my experiences unless you do
a low gravity starter. So instead of putting the vile directly into primary you mix like a 1
liter or mi...
Posted in thread: mead noob question on 04-13-2014 at 11:51 PM
Sounds like a low pitch rate combined with the infamous sweet mead yeast not really liking the
traditional mean environment.I would probably pitch another TBS of energizer in the batch and
mix it up w...