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  • Posted in thread: Did I Make A Mistake? on 04-18-2014 at 06:31 PM
    For what it's worth, with Lavlin 71-B, I successfully fermented a 1.145 SG down to about 1.018
    on my first try...almost 17% alcohol when I believe the limit on that strain is supposedly 14%.
    Use stagg...

  • Posted in thread: Peach mead on 04-18-2014 at 06:25 PM
    I strongly recommend adding fruit in the primary. Having tried the two methods, I simply don't
    find that you lose much intensity of flavor. The fruit just isn't as much at the forefront, but
    instead t...

  • Posted in thread: Price of honey - search for the best deal (spreadsheet) on 11-13-2013 at 03:42 PM
    It's worth mentioning that you'd almost always be better off picking up bulk honey
    locally...here near Boston I got 60 lbs of raw wildflower for $135 ($2.25/lb) directly from the
    source. Check out www...

  • Posted in thread: Just tasted my first mead at transfer. on 11-12-2013 at 01:46 PM
    Ok, sounds like I shouldn't be worrying at all yet. I'll thief some around Christmas and see
    how it's progressing.

  • Posted in thread: 4 batches of mead, only two bubbling on 11-11-2013 at 08:29 PM
    for #4 are you staggering your nutrients? I think that's how moonlight meadery is successful
    with their higher gravities without creating all the harsh fusel alcohols.Yes I actually used
    Michael Fairb...

  • Posted in thread: Just tasted my first mead at transfer. on 11-11-2013 at 01:40 AM
    Batch 1:1 gallon batch3.2 lbs wildflower honey (scaled down from 16 lbs in 5 gal batch)OG =
    1.127FG = 1.000Lavlin 71b, staggered GoFerm/Fermaid K additionsBatch 2:1 gallon batch2.6 lbs
    wildflower hone...

  • Posted in thread: Harvesting yeast strains on 11-03-2013 at 02:55 PM
    Thanks a lot guys, I was considering getting the Yeast book as my next read and now it looks
    like I will. Thanks again!

  • Posted in thread: Harvesting yeast strains on 11-02-2013 at 02:01 AM
    Does anyone have any old reading materials on how to harvest yeast / developing your own yeast
    strains? I imagine this is very advanced stuff but I think it would be cool to read about.
    Whether it be ...

  • Posted in thread: 4 batches of mead, only two bubbling on 10-31-2013 at 04:22 PM
    Update:This mead started bubbling like all hell after I took the above actions (pseudo-starter
    from other fermenting must, diluted, raised pH with very small amount of calcium carbonate).
    The OG is do...

  • Posted in thread: Cocoa mead started on 10-31-2013 at 04:15 PM
    1 - pinch dolomite powder1 - pinch azomite powder1 - pinch potassium crystal20 - Newmans own
    raisinsIs this for yeast nutrition? I'm relatively new to the mead game and, while I've heard
    of raisins be...

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