Last Activity:09-26-2009 7:00 PM
Posted in thread: Time for secondary? on 09-25-2009 at 08:20 PM
Hello everyone.Working on my first mead. Recipe was 5lbs Wisconsin cranberry honey and enough
water to make 1.5 gallons. Added Red Star Premier Cuvee yeast September 6, original PA was just
shy of 18%...
Posted in thread: First Mead on 08-18-2009 at 08:59 PM
I've used honey to sweeten my cider's before but have never done a straight mead. My only
paramater is that I would like it to finish slightly sweet if possible, although I can
backsweeten if necessar...
Posted in thread: Wine recipe check/where to go from here on 08-05-2009 at 07:54 PM
I have a couple of ciders under my belt, so I thought I would try a wine. Had a plan to start
with and then improvised along the way. Started with several pounds (4-5?) of red and white
Posted in thread: Batch 2 Recipe Check, etc on 11-11-2008 at 07:20 PM
Ok so now that I have my first batch in the secondary, I thought I'd mix up something else.
I'll write the recipe down and if anyone has any suggestions, fire away.1 gallon plus 1 quart
Posted in thread: Newbie cider question - stage 2 on 11-05-2008 at 03:55 PM
Well, I did as I was advised in my earlier post, and just left the cider alone for 2 weeks.
Yesterday, popped the lid off and took an SG reading - 1.008. Also tasted, very dry.So, this
weekend, my pla...
Posted in thread: Newbie cider question on 10-27-2008 at 03:54 PM
Great! Now STOP counting bubbles for the next 2 weeks. Then take an SG and see where you are.
But no matter if you have 20 a minute, 2 a minute or 150 a minute ignore it for at least 2
weeks. 3 would ...
Posted in thread: Newbie cider question on 10-24-2008 at 03:37 AM
Thank you all for the reassurance.I originally posted when I was at work, and when I got home,
BUBBLES. One every 20 seconds or so. Seems to be picking up a bit since then.
Posted in thread: Newbie cider question on 10-23-2008 at 06:02 PM
I am making my first attempt at cider (or any fermentation for that matter) and am wondering
how long it generally should take for fermentation to kick in. I pitched the yeast about 36
hours ago and h...