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11-05-2011

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    ABOUT ME

  • Once was a newb and probably still is today.
  • Bill
  • Local stuff
  • I grew up in Wisconsin, went to college in Iowa and didn't enjoy beer until I moved to South Central Wisconsin. Madison has abundant resources for home brewing and for the longest time wanted to learn how to brew for the sole purpose of being able to obtain a good beer in case I moved away.

    I continually put off learning how to brew because I thought it would be too burdensome for someone who isn't very precise. That is until fall of 2010 when my wife bought unpasteurized apple cider from the local farmers market. I witnessed it ferment on its own and thought to myself, "I could do this."

    I tend to brew in small batches (1 to 3 gals), but I find it keeps me brewing more frequently. I primarily use extracts, but have started to experiment with mead, and cider (of course).
  • Male
  • Married
  • Madison
  • WI

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  • Posted in thread: Uncomplicated Mead on 02-25-2012 at 03:06 AM
    Just "raw".

  • Posted in thread: Uncomplicated Mead on 02-24-2012 at 12:21 AM
    Honey was from the farmer's market.If I remember it was drinkable at bottling. If I were trying
    to impress someone, or convince my spouse that this was an endeavour worth repeating... I'd use
    more hon...

  • Posted in thread: Any suggestions for Chocolate Mead on 12-22-2011 at 02:11 PM
    Thanks for the links guys, I will consider using nibs in the future. This time around I used
    the unsweetened bakers chocolate, because we had it in the house and it wasn't going to be used
    for anythin...

  • Posted in thread: Any suggestions for Chocolate Mead on 12-10-2011 at 04:17 PM
    I'm contemplating crafting a mead using unsweetened bakers chocalate. At the moment I'm looking
    at 3 gallons of water, 9 lbs of honey, and K1-V1116 yeast. I plan to melt it into warm water
    and then ad...

  • Posted in thread: Questions on my first batch on 11-25-2011 at 06:05 PM
    Maybe for a batch that small, a careful pour would be a better way to transfer into a
    secondary. My true curiosity is what would you use for a secondary?To respond to your question,
    my (limited) under...

  • Posted in thread: Questions on my first batch on 11-25-2011 at 03:01 AM
    Are you planning on racking to a secondary?

  • Posted in thread: Holiday 2012 Light Cranberry Mead on 11-22-2011 at 01:06 AM
    Gamrchick: thanks for the tip! The pictures look really great. How long do you keep it in the
    secondary with the cranberries?usfmikeb: I have a small batch of mead that had similar
    proportions of wine...

  • Posted in thread: Holiday 2012 Light Cranberry Mead on 11-21-2011 at 01:25 AM
    Hi usfmikebUnfortunately, my hydrometer reading was more precise than my memory. And in
    general, instruments of precision have some sort of aversion or intolerance for me.The
    proportion of honey to wa...

  • Posted in thread: Uncomplicated Mead on 11-20-2011 at 08:33 PM
    I am sharing my first experiment with Mead, which was a simple and successful recipe of my own
    design. (Although it is so simple "design" seems to be too generous of a word).Experienced
    mazers will be...

  • Posted in thread: Holiday 2012 Light Cranberry Mead on 11-20-2011 at 08:07 PM
    Last night I racked to a 3 gal secondary (pictured below). The aroma and taste were very
    pleasant, the cranberry presence was more pronounced than I had anticipated, so I am glad I
    limited the supply ...

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