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Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 04-29-2013 at 12:54 AM
I bottled my JAOM on 4-20-2013. I drank what didn't fit into full bottles, so I finally got to
taste this recipe and my first mead. More on that later. Here's my story.I bought these
ingredients from ...
Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 04-17-2013 at 11:51 PM
Hi HowlerMonkey, just wondering how your experiment is going. I am going to start my first mead
this weekend and wondering which road to go down. I am leaning toward just adding the orange
zest and ju...
Posted in thread: Blueberry Mead on 04-07-2013 at 04:43 PM
Here's an update on my melomel.2-17-2013 Made mash of 14 pounds of honey, 10 pounds of
blueberries, and 2.5 gallons of water in a primary bucket.2-18-2013 Pitched yeast. Measured OG
at 1.120 (but I'm ...
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 03-17-2013 at 06:36 AM
I pitched my first batch of this today. I'm following the recipe exactly: 5 gallons of TreeTop
100% apple juice, 2 pounds of corn sugar, and 1 packet of Montrachet yeast.I'm planning to
bottle and car...
Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 03-02-2013 at 07:05 AM
Thomas007, certainly everyone will have different tastes, and you may find that you just don't
like mead. I'm not an expert, but from what I've been reading on the forums (the two sticky
posts in the ...
Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 02-23-2013 at 06:06 PM
I think someone linked this video in another thread, but I forgot exactly where I saw this.
Here's a great video on a clever trick to get a cork out of a wine bottle when stuck inside. It
looks like i...
Posted in thread: Blueberry Mead on 02-20-2013 at 04:13 AM
Oh wow! Great reference! Thanks for the info.I have a friend who has opposite tastes in wine
from me (I like dry reds and sweet whites, and she's opposite, though our tastes meet in the
middle that is...
Posted in thread: Blueberry Mead on 02-19-2013 at 08:17 PM
So I guess the key to avoid making it too sweet when step adding is to check the gravity
readings at the beginning and ending of each racking period to see if there is still
fermentation going on. If ...
Posted in thread: Blueberry Mead on 02-18-2013 at 10:33 PM
I pitched the Lalvin D47 yeast today following the original directions, covered with muslin,
and tied down the muslin to the fermentation bucket.I don't have a testing tube for my
hydrometer (though I...
Posted in thread: Blueberry Mead on 02-18-2013 at 12:07 AM
Today I started the mash for this melomel. Based on comments in this thread, I went with 14
pounds of honey and 10 pounds of blueberries. I'll take the specific gravity tomorrow, when I
pitch the yeas...