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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
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
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
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...