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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?
Posted in thread: First small batch! on 10-15-2015 at 04:26 PM
1 packet of dry yeast is good for up to 5 gallons. If you are using fresh mint leaves l would
crush them up a bit and put them in secondary. Good luck and welcome to the obsession.
Posted in thread: Vodka infused vs. actual spice on 10-05-2015 at 02:04 AM
I have had good results with adding the spices in secondary,whole cinnamon sticks and vanilla
beans sliced lengthwise and tied with string for easier removal. I never really liked the idea
of adding v...
Posted in thread: Black Forest Gateaux Mead....would it work? on 09-25-2015 at 03:55 PM
What size batch would this be?
Posted in thread: Infusing Chocolate flavor Into mead. on 09-25-2015 at 01:51 PM
I have had good luck with using chocolate syrup in the secondary. It didn't take long to age
out, and it cleared up nicely. I don't have my notes handy but l can try post how much I used
Posted in thread: Anyone have a good proven pumpkin pie mead recipe on 09-23-2015 at 03:50 PM
One thing that has helped to make the pumpkin flavor come through is to add a couple of sweet
potatoes in to the must.I like to use purple ones if I can get them. They really add to the
color nicely. ...
Posted in thread: Oh no on 09-21-2015 at 03:43 PM
This might be a hard recipe to repeat.
Posted in thread: What do you use for a primary on 09-16-2015 at 04:03 PM
I use a bucket with the lid just resting on top for the first week or so.