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  • Posted in thread: Campden alternatives for stabilizing on 09-11-2008 at 06:10 AM
    Well, the quickmede wasn't really much more than honeyflavored water to start with. (9 parts
    water to one part honey- pretty thin stuff.)So I'm not going to mourn the 3 or 4 bottles I
    poured out.And r...

  • Posted in thread: Campden alternatives for stabilizing on 09-04-2008 at 05:24 AM
    Shoot.I had some quickmede left over from a batch I put together several years ago. I knew it
    was bad and was going to toss it. (I'd tasted some last year, and apart from being barely
    alcoholic it tas...

  • Posted in thread: Campden alternatives for stabilizing on 09-03-2008 at 10:27 PM
    My understanding is that campden tablets are great for stabilizing your mead/melomel/whatever
    after it's cooked, making it safer to bottle. Along with killing the yeast, it sterilizes it to
    prevent ox...

  • Posted in thread: Can I pitch the yeast now? on 01-22-2008 at 08:27 AM
    holy hell... you do realize thats 12 pounds of honey and a gallon of juice on top of
    that????Yes. It's been a fairly successful recipe for me so far. I did apple with it recently,
    which took months to...

  • Posted in thread: Can I pitch the yeast now? on 01-21-2008 at 10:42 AM
    WOW! Pom juice is way high in sugar content. If you could do this in a 5 gallon batch it would
    bring it down to around 1.4. If not use a strong fermenter like Lalvin 1118 and make sure you
    have a star...

  • Posted in thread: Medieval mead ideas, help a geek out on 12-03-2007 at 10:36 AM
    My first batch was a quickmede from a traditional period recipe. It called for 1 part honey to
    9 parts water, oranges and tea, and while it was ok shortly after brewing and fermenting (which
    was a sho...

  • Posted in thread: Can I pitch the yeast now? on 07-19-2007 at 12:47 AM
    In the same vein, I have a batch of pomengranate mead I'm about to pitch, but the specific
    gravity seems way too high.Current reading is 1.175+ (The hydrometer is actually riding right
    on the edge of ...

  • Posted in thread: Drinking some mead for the first time on 03-07-2007 at 09:46 AM
    I was up in Anchorage, AK, USA a month or so ago, and had the occasion to try a bottle of
    "English Meade" with a yellow label, and some medieval style lettering. It was pretty good for
    commercial mead...

  • Posted in thread: to boil or not to boil on 07-10-2006 at 06:08 PM
    I started out boiling, and skimming the scum off. My mead was usually fairly dry.Now I merely
    raise the entire mix to 180 degrees for a few minutes (5-15 minutes) to ensure safety (I use
    bottled water...

  • Posted in thread: Started my first mead - pom melomel on 07-10-2006 at 06:02 PM
    When you say you added '1 oz (7spoonfuls)' of Earl Gray, did you mean you brewed some earl
    gray, and added approx 7 teaspoonfuls of brewed beverage, or did you add approx 7 spoonfuls of
    actual, dry te...

Apple mead, moderate; .5 gal bottled (Dec 05) Apple mead, moderate; 2.75 gals bottled Apr 06. 1 gal left. Apple mead, strong; 3 gals racked, turned out great. B Cherry mead, strong; 1.75 gals bottled Apr 06 .5 gal left Pomengranate mead, moderate; 3 fifths bottled. (Mar 06) 1 fifth left Spiced Apple melomel, 3/4 gal, Jul 07 Pom melomel, strong, 3 gals, Jul 07 Peach melomel, 2 3/4 gals, Jul 07