Last Activity:12-20-2013 3:20 PM
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Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 12-20-2013 at 08:40 PM
I think you sir underestimate me...hic.Then you just need to make more. Get a second job to buy
honey if you need to.
Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 12-20-2013 at 08:11 PM
I never put water in the airlock because I want the CO2 to escape for exactly the same reasons
I degas. CO2 drops the pH and O2 exchange is a good thing early in the ferment. Also, degassing
Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 12-20-2013 at 06:02 PM
Time will tell if I can leave some in a bottle for 3 months or not, I'm betting on "no".Batch 3
was started as soon as I could clean and sanitize the equipment.The trick here is to make more
than you ...
Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 12-20-2013 at 03:49 PM
I'd put water in the airlock.CO2 is produced by yeast during fermentation, it stays in solution
and is toxic to yeast (just like we breathe out CO2 which is toxic to us). Degassing it removes
it form ...
Posted in thread: Viper mead on 12-19-2013 at 08:01 PM
pepper meads make me want to puke, but to each their own.
Posted in thread: Interested in making a 'session' mead on 12-18-2013 at 05:20 PM
Cotes De Blancs is a good go to for me. But I think I may have found a new love in Pasteur Red
(it gave my Strawberry Currant Hydromel a mild winey tinge, which is pretty refreshing)
Posted in thread: Bottling a Sweet Cyser on 12-18-2013 at 04:05 PM
Sounds good! Yes any wine bottle will work. I even like the clear ones (because I can show
people what it looks like). Wine can get "lightstruck" which will give it a taste similar to
that of oxidatio...
Posted in thread: Bottling a Sweet Cyser on 12-18-2013 at 02:50 PM
Stabilize it with campden tabs AND potassium sorbate. You need both to ensure that ferment
Posted in thread: Bottling still mead on 12-18-2013 at 02:08 PM
and just a note, don't cork sparkling meads in standard wine bottles (still is okay)
Posted in thread: JOAM taste after 5 months on 12-17-2013 at 06:10 PM
stabilize before you add more honey, —OR— Continue to age out. It'll shine at some