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Posted in thread: Uncomplicated Mead on 02-25-2012 at 04:06 AM
Posted in thread: Uncomplicated Mead on 02-24-2012 at 01:21 AM
Honey was from the farmer's market.If I remember it was drinkable at bottling. If I were trying
to impress someone, or convince my spouse that this was an endeavour worth repeating... I'd use
Posted in thread: Any suggestions for Chocolate Mead on 12-22-2011 at 03:11 PM
Thanks for the links guys, I will consider using nibs in the future. This time around I used
the unsweetened bakers chocolate, because we had it in the house and it wasn't going to be used
Posted in thread: Any suggestions for Chocolate Mead on 12-10-2011 at 05:17 PM
I'm contemplating crafting a mead using unsweetened bakers chocalate. At the moment I'm looking
at 3 gallons of water, 9 lbs of honey, and K1-V1116 yeast. I plan to melt it into warm water
and then ad...
Posted in thread: Questions on my first batch on 11-25-2011 at 07:05 PM
Maybe for a batch that small, a careful pour would be a better way to transfer into a
secondary. My true curiosity is what would you use for a secondary?To respond to your question,
my (limited) under...
Posted in thread: Questions on my first batch on 11-25-2011 at 04:01 AM
Are you planning on racking to a secondary?
Posted in thread: Holiday 2012 Light Cranberry Mead on 11-22-2011 at 02:06 AM
Gamrchick: thanks for the tip! The pictures look really great. How long do you keep it in the
secondary with the cranberries?usfmikeb: I have a small batch of mead that had similar
proportions of wine...
Posted in thread: Holiday 2012 Light Cranberry Mead on 11-21-2011 at 02:25 AM
Hi usfmikebUnfortunately, my hydrometer reading was more precise than my memory. And in
general, instruments of precision have some sort of aversion or intolerance for me.The
proportion of honey to wa...
Posted in thread: Uncomplicated Mead on 11-20-2011 at 09:33 PM
I am sharing my first experiment with Mead, which was a simple and successful recipe of my own
design. (Although it is so simple "design" seems to be too generous of a word).Experienced
mazers will be...
Posted in thread: Holiday 2012 Light Cranberry Mead on 11-20-2011 at 09:07 PM
Last night I racked to a 3 gal secondary (pictured below). The aroma and taste were very
pleasant, the cranberry presence was more pronounced than I had anticipated, so I am glad I
limited the supply ...