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Posted in thread: Newb Honey Selection help on 03-08-2013 at 03:17 AM
I just bottled the rest of the batch last night with my roommate. Most of the hot alcohol
flavors are gone. Its still pretty warming but I think if chilled it won't be too up front.
When I added the h...
Posted in thread: Newb Honey Selection help on 12-26-2012 at 05:58 AM
Batch size: 5 gallons6lbs Belgian Pilsner2lbs Wheat Malt2lbs Rye Malt6lbs Orange Blossom
Honey3lbs Wildflower honey1oz Styrian Goldings @ 60 min1oz Red Juniper Berries @ 5 min1/2
gallon starter of WLP...
Posted in thread: Hobbit Brew? on 11-08-2012 at 09:26 PM
I'm amazed no one has mentioned John Palmer's Hobbit Mild ( planning to make it without oak
once I bottle my last batch but I was thinking of a small batch of braggot/metheglin inspired
by the Ranger...
Posted in thread: Newb Honey Selection help on 10-26-2012 at 07:35 PM
I just racked this after bringing the temp up to 78-80F to help attenuation and then dropping
the temp down to 65 for another week. The FG is 1.029. I was hoping for a little lower but from
1.121 to 1...
Posted in thread: Saison Brett on 10-19-2012 at 03:56 PM
I was thinking about brewing this without the brett but I realized I have a bottle of Saison
Brett aging in my basement! Would it be worth it at all to split a batch and pitch one with
Posted in thread: Newb Honey Selection help on 10-01-2012 at 04:40 PM
Thanks for the advice. I went with 6lbs of California Orange Blossom honey and 3lbs of
wildflower honey into the fermenter and mixed it with my drill and degasser. The ambient temp
is right around 68-...
Posted in thread: Newb Honey Selection help on 09-30-2012 at 09:43 PM
Alright, the braggot is in the fermenter and there is a tangible wind coming out of the
airlock. This thing is going crazy. I pitched 3/4 gallon starter of WLP570 and a smackpack of
wyeast 1388 since ...
Posted in thread: Newb Honey Selection help on 09-19-2012 at 08:56 PM
I have a starter from some leftover yeast in a belgian golden strong ale with WLP 570 right now
and I was thinking about making something in the family of a braggot/sahti/golden strong ale
with it sin...
Posted in thread: Best types of Honey @ good prices? on 07-18-2012 at 10:35 PM
Does anyone buy from Miller's Honey and then use the buckets to ferment the mead? It looks like
a great way to get a free bucket and cheap honey. In for 1 gallon of orange blossom...
Posted in thread: Which nutrients are needed? on 07-03-2012 at 04:02 PM
I was thinking about starting my first mead in several years today. I'm trying to decide what
nutrients I may need. It's a short mead so it may not need much.1.25 lbs honey (a combination
of clover, b...