Last Activity:12-19-2008 2:06 AM
Posted in thread: Carmel Mead on 12-19-2008 at 01:46 AM
And where did you read this?On the forums here. I've read quite a bit of advice against boiling
honey, for instance (maybe more about the nose than the taste, though). When people use fruits,
Posted in thread: melomel project update on 12-18-2008 at 04:06 PM
How about frozen strawberry concentrate or even a can of the frozen Bacardi mixer (or another
mixer type thing)? Kool-Aid just sounds dirty. There are also Mott's unfrozen cans of
Posted in thread: Pineapple Melomel... My first Mead on 12-18-2008 at 03:19 PM
Hey Tusch, I ordered this stuff from Amazon a few months ago, and it's vanilla *paste*.
Basically just ground up vanilla bean scrapings, which I think is better that using extract but
simpler than buy...
Posted in thread: Carmel Mead on 12-18-2008 at 03:09 PM
Has anyone here ever put caramelized stuff in mead? Stuff that's been cooked isn't really
supposed to make great mead, from everything I've read. I love baked apples, but I don't know
whether the desi...
Posted in thread: Stupid bottle washing question on 12-17-2008 at 10:53 PM
Call me silly for not figuring this out earlier, but I just found out that the bottle necks can
fit in the slots on my top dishwasher rack (instead of over the pegs, because i can't slide the
rack in ...
Posted in thread: Label Removing idea on 12-17-2008 at 10:47 PM
Just did two bottles. One Dogfish Head - has matte paper labels, and they come off super easy,
just have to scrub the adhesive residue a bit. The other was Hennepin, and the labels are much
Posted in thread: Label Removing idea on 12-17-2008 at 10:33 PM
Soak the bottle a bit and peel off the label as much as you can do easily. Then spray on a bit
of Goo-Gone or similar adhesive remover. From there it's really simple, and if you run into any
Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 12-16-2008 at 12:02 PM
Has anyone tried JAOM/MAOM with buckwheat honey? Also, on a different note, I'm thinking of
making a batch that's a bit more summery and so I want to use ginger instead of cinnamon,
cloves, etc.Any th...
Posted in thread: Questions abou The Finer Points of Mead Flavor on 12-05-2008 at 05:45 PM
I'm a relative noob to homebrewing and meadmaking, and just working out the basics right now,
but I wonder if someone can answer these two related questions:1. Is there any flavor
enhancement to be ga...
Posted in thread: Colonna Capper? on 11-17-2008 at 06:39 PM
I am looking at these online because I wanted something that would be able to cork and I didnt
know these could until now. But is the one on norther brewer's website different somehow
because it is ab...