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  • Believe it or not, I got my start by mixing sugar and warm tap water together in a pop bottle, adding bread yeast, and putting a balloon with a hole over the opening and leaving it for a month. Was it alcohol? Yes. Did it taste okay? Sorta. Did it eventually eat the bottle? Yes.

    I experimented with mountain dew, orange crush, and even a blend of energy drinks, using the original technique that I developed.

    Later, I bought a 3 gal carboy, some champange yeast, and some raw honey, and moved on to making mead, which is where I'm at today.
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  • Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 06-01-2011 at 10:40 PM
    Count me in!

  • Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 01-27-2011 at 01:36 PM
    That looks absolutely fantastic. I wish I'd taken pictures when I stepped up to a full batch of
    mead now.

  • Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 01-24-2011 at 11:04 PM
    I captured my wild yeast at about 42 F here in DC. I stepped it up twice and left it uncovered
    on the kitchen counter for a month (well, cheesecloth loosely placed on top of jar). I just
    pitched it in...

  • Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 01-24-2011 at 03:37 AM
    it's actually easier to get a culture of yeast growing when the temperature outside is around
    +2C for about two weeks straight. Much more then that and it becomes too much of a breeding
    ground for mo...

  • Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 12-31-2010 at 07:32 PM
    Update: Sorry it's been so long since I posted here last, but my wild yeast mead turned out
    excellent (I didn't step up the yeast in the sample, and it took a year and a half to grow to
    proper mass an...

  • Posted in thread: Filtering / Carbonation on 07-18-2009 at 03:59 AM
    Cool. Thanks. :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Bottle bombs are a urban legend. on 07-12-2009 at 01:27 PM
    I have a keg full of beer with various infections in it. I hope it explodes.Ooooo! take Video!

  • Posted in thread: Filtering / Carbonation on 07-12-2009 at 01:04 PM
    I like my carbonated mead.What I don't like is after I prime it, and bottle it for about a
    month or so, I get a thin, yeastcake-like substance at the bottom of the bottles, which over
    all affects the ...

  • Posted in thread: Green Death on 06-21-2009 at 01:50 AM
    This isn't so much a true recipe as it was a 'I have all this mountain dew... I wonder..."I
    wouldn't advise making this. EVER. Unless you have some really brave friends. (Like me!) Video
    posted later....

  • Posted in thread: Mead from fresh cherries on 06-21-2009 at 01:13 AM
    I absolutely LOVE your labels! :D and your goblet is rather epic too! This sounds like an
    absolute BLAST to make, and I think I'll try something similar now that Cherry Season is here!