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  • Posted in thread: Waste of time ? Waste of money ? on 11-07-2016 at 05:04 PM
    You probably just need to rack it off the yeast cake and let it age for a few months and taste
    then. Time can do great things to mead. An addtion of oak (tanins), can also help smooth things
    too. Good...

  • Posted in thread: Schramm's Fall Bounty - why top of with water? on 10-05-2016 at 03:50 PM
    I like to slice vanilla beans lengthwise and just put them in the secondary. The alcohol will
    extract the flavor pretty well.I don't like adding vodka to my meads. 1 or 2 beans per gallon
    is a good pl...

  • Posted in thread: Quick Grape Mead drinking temperature on 10-04-2016 at 03:31 PM
    More mead is never a bad thing.

  • Posted in thread: Point to De- gasing if I will be kegging? on 09-26-2016 at 12:43 AM
    The way that I look at the subject is that CO2 is a waste product of the yeast eating the
    sugars of the honey. Those waste products in some way are probably toxic to the yeast. Happy
    yeast= happy ferm...

  • Posted in thread: Point to De- gasing if I will be kegging? on 09-25-2016 at 03:25 AM
    I am much happier when I de-gas too.:rolleyes:

  • Posted in thread: Quick Grape Mead drinking temperature on 09-24-2016 at 05:16 PM
    I will second room temp. It seems to let more of the flavors present themselves.

  • Posted in thread: How Many Gallons of Mead 2016! on 09-12-2016 at 03:38 PM
    5gal meadow foam2gal orange blossom 5gal wild flower 3gal buckwheatAll in secondary waiting for
    flavoring additions. I also have 22 lbs of honey waiting for more fermaid to arrive.743.5

  • Posted in thread: Long Term Mead Preparations on 09-04-2016 at 03:01 AM
    There is a great thread over at the Got Mead forums about this subject. Look in the "processes
    of making mead" section. Congratulations and good luck!

  • Posted in thread: My first mead went great! on 09-03-2016 at 05:07 PM
    Cool let us know how it turns out.I've been wanting to try a wild ferment.

  • Posted in thread: Online recipe from makemead website on 09-03-2016 at 04:47 PM
    YES you do need an airlock. The yeast will still be working for quite awhile and making CO2
    which could build up pressure and explode if you don't give the gas somewhere to go.

Mead: The art of turning bee vomit into yeast pee. Sounds delicious doesn't it?