Last Activity:07-02-2015 11:06 PM
Posted in thread: Nutrient help on 06-19-2015 at 06:10 PM
I want the final gravity to be around 1.02-1.025, so I want some sugar left over. I just put 24
lbs of honey with a total volume of 5.5 gals into a mead calculator and it said my starting
Posted in thread: Nutrient help on 06-19-2015 at 05:18 PM
I starting a pretty big mead, 24 lbs of honey for 5.5 gal of mead with a final gravity of 1.02.
So I am trying to get it to about 18% abv using k1-v1116. I started a small yeast starter with
10g of ye...
Posted in thread: Some help needed on 06-05-2015 at 08:13 PM
Is that 8# of buckwheat or buckwheat honey? If honey, that's going to be a lot of honey. 4#/gal
is a bit high. Or do you plan to step feed for a sweet/semi-sweet final product?It was
buckwheat honey, ...
Posted in thread: Some help needed on 06-05-2015 at 05:26 PM
6 gal batch16 lbs of honey (not sure what varietal)8 lbs of buckwheat Cocoa nibs coffee (or
maybe cherries) vanilla Med + Hungarian oakEC 1118 I was looking for some opinions on what type
of honey I s...
Posted in thread: Getting into ag brewing on 05-26-2015 at 04:23 PM
Definitely get a ball valve. I put a 90 degree elbow on the inside as a dip tube. Some guys put
in thermometer, but I hate hitting it while stirring, so I drilled a hole in my lid and stick a
Posted in thread: Getting into ag brewing on 05-25-2015 at 12:34 PM
Any suggestion on a kettle, should I get a ball valve, and a dial thermometer? Immersion
chiller or plate chiller? You may also want to consider a stir plate and flask to make
starters.Thanks, I was t...
Posted in thread: Getting into ag brewing on 05-24-2015 at 10:42 PM
Thanks for the replies, I looked into BIAB and it looks like it might be a good place to start.
Going to look into what a nice 15 gal kettle, and a wort chiller will cost me.
Posted in thread: Getting into ag brewing on 05-24-2015 at 02:24 PM
I have not brewed beer in a few years, but brewed about 15 batches with extracts, and want to
get in to brewing again and am thinking about all grain. I will most likely be brewing mostly
stouts, and ...
Posted in thread: First timer: Do i do it? on 07-04-2012 at 02:45 AM
The honey flavors you use will come out in the final mead. If you want a bold flavored honey
try buckwheat. If you find a good online honey distributor the often describe the flavors of
the different ...
Posted in thread: First mead (cyser) in primary. Questions and concerns. on 07-02-2012 at 07:09 PM
1.171 is a high OG, has fermentation started? I am unfamiliar with that yeast but it might be
hard to get started in that high of an OG.The quick search I just did says it can ferment up tp
12% that w...