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  • BIAB w/ a heatstick, temp-controlled fermentation chamber, like doing IPAs & Belgians, sours, and ancient brews.
  • Blackbox "Bug Powder Dust" - Sage & Rosemary Gruit
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  • Posted in thread: Whole Hive Mead on 10-06-2013 at 04:06 PM
    Sorry I forgot to come back and update everybody on this; I don't use this site that much. It
    came out great! Very dry and since I bottled it with champagne yeast so it came out very much
    like champag...

  • Posted in thread: Campden vs Potassium Sorbate on 06-28-2013 at 01:58 AM
    I've read of people using campden tablets (potassium metabisulfate) to sanitize cider from wild
    yeasts and using potassium sorbate to stop fermentations when a desired FG is reached. So my
    question is...

  • Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 12-12-2012 at 03:11 AM
    What in the world is that going to taste like?! Did you go into a field and pick as many
    "herbs" as you could find? :ban:I have no idea, really. I made one before on an IPA base with
    the same ingredie...

  • Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 11-17-2012 at 03:22 AM
    Sour Gruit, Dubbel grain bill brewed with Nettle, Mugwort, Marsh Rosemary, Sweet Gale, and Wild
    Yarrow. Saison primary sacc, followed by inoculation with my dregs of a Consecration clone.

  • Posted in thread: Whole Hive Mead on 07-24-2012 at 05:09 AM
    For those curious, the time has come. This stuff is awesome, dry like champagne and
    refreshingly tart. Got lots of great feedback at my club about how refreshing/dry/delicious it
    is :)

  • Posted in thread: Bug Powder Dust Gruit on 04-17-2012 at 05:32 AM
    Yep, 60 min boil for the herbs. You want to use them to bitter.

  • Posted in thread: Bug Powder Dust Gruit on 04-16-2012 at 02:40 AM
    So props to anyone who gets the reference in the name... This is a recipe for an ancient
    hop-less gruit. Supposedly highly-intoxicating and prone to producing amorous feelings along
    with being a cure ...

  • Posted in thread: Whole Hive Mead on 03-14-2012 at 01:51 AM
    About 1.016. At 1.015 you're supposed to remove 1/2 gal of must, steep w/ remaining heather,
    and return. I went ahead and did it because I was close. The must is still fermenting down to
    my target SG

  • Posted in thread: Whole Hive Mead on 03-12-2012 at 04:48 AM
    Just took a gravity reading. This stuff is amazing!

  • Posted in thread: Whole Hive Mead on 02-27-2012 at 02:15 AM
    Lost a little more than expected to heather trub... wound up with about 4.5 gal at 1.062, which
    is still in the range I expected.