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  • 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.

  • Posted in thread: First mead batch on 03-10-2016 at 03:29 AM
    I won't think about bottling until 8 or 9 months. It gets easier to wait when you have enough
    bottled and you have a choice of aged meads to drink. Good luck and welcome to the obsession.

  • Posted in thread: Dangers of bulk aging *FACEPALM* on 03-06-2016 at 12:53 AM
    You said that you took 3 bottles out of the carboy previously? That would have left a lot (too
    much) of headspace. Even with a real airlock you would have oxidation issues. In bulk aging you
    need to k...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast issues and perhaps temperature? on 03-06-2016 at 12:29 AM
    By any chance was there any potasium sorbate in the concentrate that you used?

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