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Posted in thread: My first mead is in the carboy on 05-06-2008 at 02:53 AM
Upon further tasting, I'd say the cinnamon isn't subtle. It's definitely evident. I think it
actually needs to mellow a bit.A few of the bottles will get opened and consumed over the
summer, but I pla...
Posted in thread: My first mead is in the carboy on 05-05-2008 at 01:19 AM
Anyway, Glad to hear that the cinnamon survived a little. Do you think it will get stronger
with age, or weaker?I'm not sure, but I'm hoping with some aging, everything about the mead
Posted in thread: My first mead is in the carboy on 05-04-2008 at 02:22 PM
I finally bottled the mead last night, and I was disappointed with the results. It's not
terrible, but it ended up very dry instead of slightly sweet (I'd hoped for some sweetness).It
ended up at ~12....
Posted in thread: Increasing ABV by using more sugar? on 11-23-2007 at 03:24 PM
I didn't realize you were using those kit&kilo things.Ah. Sorry. I need to be more specific
about that here; it would create less confusion when I ask questions. Sorry about that. I've
been using thos...
Posted in thread: Increasing ABV by using more sugar? on 11-22-2007 at 08:50 PM
Thanks. And apologies if my last post seemed a bit defensive.I'm mostly asking right now so I
understand better how the dextrose the kits suggest adding really affect the beer and how to
guess at ABV ...
Posted in thread: Increasing ABV by using more sugar? on 11-22-2007 at 07:48 PM
The short answer is yes. The long answer is read www.howtobrew.com as you're lacking in a lot
of the basics. And just so it's said, add more malt extract, not dextrose. Your beer will thank
you for it...
Posted in thread: Increasing ABV by using more sugar? on 11-22-2007 at 05:23 PM
This is probably just a dumb newbie question, but here goes:If I wanted to increase the ABV of
a beer, is it really as simple as just increasing the amount of sugar I mix into the wort? For
Posted in thread: Top Off Water Poll - Revisited? on 11-22-2007 at 01:16 PM
I use bottled water, so I don't worry about boiling it first.Chris
Posted in thread: From kits to recipes... on 11-14-2007 at 05:55 PM
I live in Canada. Does anyone know if Austin ships outside the U.S.?Chris
Posted in thread: From kits to recipes... on 11-14-2007 at 05:40 PM
I'm still confused on a lot of things, but all of your answers have actually helped me
understand better how to read the recipes I see here and elsewhere. :)Chris