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Posted in thread: Bochet GROUP BREW - Solera Style on 10-18-2014 at 02:28 PM
Any yeast with a high diacetyl production works well but you have to rack quickly to make sure
the yeast do not clean up the diacetyl. Good yeasts that I know of are:Wyeast 1187 ringwood
Posted in thread: help, i killed the yeast in 1week? on 10-14-2014 at 07:50 PM
As. I posted befor you can use a finishing yeast or make a new dry mead and blend the two.
Ec-1118 can work as a finishing yeast. I prefer 1116 but 1118 is really good for stuck high
Posted in thread: help, i killed the yeast in 1week? on 10-10-2014 at 05:34 PM
Adding extra yeast does not always help. Just leave it alone for now. Check back in a month or
two and see where it is. Any luck and the yeast may push the gravity down to 1.030 which is
about as swee...
Posted in thread: Bochet GROUP BREW - Solera Style on 10-09-2014 at 09:20 AM
Hmmm some rootbeer people say wintergreen is a must and you don't have traditional rootbeer
without it. I like ginger better myself. So I don't know just yet.
Posted in thread: Bochet GROUP BREW - Solera Style on 10-09-2014 at 12:14 AM
Lol I actually went around to 4 different stores in my area looking up the roots for rootbeer.
Sadly I find nothing! So extract is what I got. I guess I could order stuff online... May need
to look in...
Posted in thread: Bochet GROUP BREW - Solera Style on 10-08-2014 at 04:29 PM
Getting reading for batch number two in the Solera process. 10/14 makes month 3 on my first
batch so next Monday or Tuesday I will start my next batch.I think I want to try adding
rootbeer extract rat...
Posted in thread: Is Pineapple Mead Truly Possible? on 10-07-2014 at 12:41 AM
Yeast just seem to hate pineapple in general and something about it goes wrong very easily. I
think what gratus suggests is the best bet for pineapple mead. Make a solid traditional and
just rack onto...
Posted in thread: First harvest of backyard honey! on 10-06-2014 at 01:55 PM
I have about 260 pounds this year from 4 hives (2 originals and 2 swarms that cooperated and
did their thing when I was home). I have to admit I have't done mead yet, but this fall I am
going to give ...
Posted in thread: Blueberry melomel question on 10-06-2014 at 01:53 AM
Probably over a month but it may still be fine if you went more. So no rush or worry.The sweet
mead yeasts are hard to get going in high gravity musts. It may be slow going for you. Best of
luck with ...
Posted in thread: First mead from my backyard honey! on 10-06-2014 at 01:46 AM
Ok a day shy of a month has passed so well due for an update. A few days ago I removed the mead
from the fridge since it was starting to look really clear. I degassed it with a vacuum and by
the next ...