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Posted in thread: Mead made from a beehive on 01-26-2015 at 10:59 PM
Who is talking about destroying a hive? We use the trimmings from the Langs and comb from our
top bar hive and from foundationless frames. WVMJ
Posted in thread: First time brewer fermenting with honey on 01-26-2015 at 01:15 AM
That would really depend on your yeast, what yeast are you using? WVMJ
Posted in thread: Mead made from a beehive on 01-25-2015 at 11:13 AM
We call it a whole hive mead and its nothing new. In the old days of skep beekeeping they used
to kill the bees and scoop everything out, crush and strain the honey or cut out the comb in
chunks and u...
Posted in thread: Forgotten Mead on 01-24-2015 at 10:14 PM
Cloudy because you stirred up the sediment moving it or was it cloudy setting by itself? You
could fine it with something like sparkaloid to help it settle and then bottle. WVMJ
Posted in thread: First time brewer: cider smells and tastes like soft pretzels? on 01-24-2015 at 10:52 AM
Couple of things, you are mixing astringency that comes from tannins with the sharpness that
comes from acidity. Your acidity may just be from the CO2 and the acids in the apples. Your
bready yeasty t...
Posted in thread: Adventures in 1g Raisin Wine Illustrated! on 01-24-2015 at 10:42 AM
Its considered not healthy for the yeasts to add your nutrient to the rehydration step unless
you use something like goferm, just rehydrate them at the right temp and put all the nutrients
in the must...
Posted in thread: 1st time mead maker in search of guidance on 01-23-2015 at 08:07 AM
Most meadmakers dont boil their honey anymore, trying to retain the fragrance of the honey. If
its bubbling then your yeast would seem to be alive. What was your starting gravity, it looks
like you ar...
Posted in thread: I'm building a press... on 01-21-2015 at 09:09 PM
Actually a very good question, the rack and cloth is much more build onto then a basket but you
do have to invest in making the pressing plates, you might want to still look into it, use your
Posted in thread: Pasteurizing - mason jars on 01-21-2015 at 09:05 PM
I have seen where people want to bottle their wine or cider in mason jars just by putting the
lids on them but that exposes it to a big surface area for oxygen. Do you plan to degass your
cider first ...
Posted in thread: Stinky Smelly Honey on 01-21-2015 at 08:52 PM
Schramm is not a beekeeper as far as I know, the bees would not be very happy if their honey
was fermenting in the hive due to a yeast bloom, the only time I have had yeast smell was when