Last Activity:12-10-2013 11:02 AM
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Posted in thread: Bucket or carboy? on 12-04-2013 at 08:49 PM
Carboy is better for secondary so you can eliminate most of the headspace. Only time it matters
for primary in my experience is if you have a recipe that calls for a lot of fruit, spices, or
Posted in thread: Why/how would the specific gravity increase? on 11-24-2013 at 11:03 PM
Could be #2 as well, the fermentation churning everything around would mix in that honey
settled on the bottom more.
Posted in thread: Bees and honey on 11-19-2013 at 04:02 PM
I'm working on getting into amateur beekeeping as well, and at least with the top bar hives
I'll be working with it's a good idea not to harvest honey the first year. The bees need all
the food they c...
Posted in thread: Half Hive Mead on 11-12-2013 at 05:21 PM
Fine. If it works for you thats great.Personally, I'm not hooked into "natural, must be best"
approach. Cyanide is natural but youre not gonna consume that by the teaspoon are you......Some
of the nut...
Posted in thread: Half Hive Mead on 11-10-2013 at 11:08 PM
You're gonna need some nutrients etc sooner rather than later......Fermaidk or similar at best
or a tablespoon or two of boiled bread yeast (actually just simmer it for 3 or 4 minutes, let
it cool the...
Posted in thread: Couple of questions for making a "Mulled Pumpkin Mead" on 10-26-2013 at 11:41 PM
Thanks, good to know. I think I'd rather over shoot and backsweeten than risk fermentation
dying out early and trying to restart. :)
Posted in thread: Couple of questions for making a "Mulled Pumpkin Mead" on 10-25-2013 at 06:17 PM
Here's my plan, critiques welcome...3gal batch4 15oz cans of pumpkin1 sweet potato9 lbs
wildflower honey2 cinnamon sticks1 tsp. ground nutmeg1 tsp. ground allspice1 cloveenergizer and
Posted in thread: Couple of questions for making a "Mulled Pumpkin Mead" on 10-24-2013 at 08:02 PM
Thanks for the recipe, starting to give me a framework to work around. I don't expect it to be
ready for this season, don't worry. :mug:
Posted in thread: Couple of questions for making a "Mulled Pumpkin Mead" on 10-24-2013 at 07:15 PM
I want to make a winter-warmer, semi-sweet pumpkin mead with mulling spices (cinnamon, nutmeg,
allspice, cloves). I haven't found any recipes for mead specifically that match this, but if
Posted in thread: New to forum w/ noobie problem Blackberry Wine on 10-01-2013 at 07:35 PM
Op ?Original poster... ie you.