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  • Posted in thread: 4 batches of mead, only two bubbling on 11-11-2013 at 05:44 PM
    for #4 are you staggering your nutrients? I think that's how moonlight meadery is successful
    with their higher gravities without creating all the harsh fusel alcohols.

  • Posted in thread: Comparing oranges and oranges (For JOAM) on 11-11-2013 at 05:26 PM
    Both naval and valencia oranges are nice and juicy, and the sugar content of the juice is
    probably similar in each. I'd go by weight. Let's just hope the thickness of the rind is
    negligible enough for...

  • Posted in thread: To braggot or not on 06-07-2012 at 01:06 AM
    By the way. I was given some awful port that someone made for their wedding about 6 years ago.
    I found an extra bottle three months ago. It was awesome!

  • Posted in thread: To braggot or not on 06-07-2012 at 01:04 AM
    I'm with roadymi. Let that sucker age! It sounds like your standard "green mead" problem. The
    turpentine taste goes away.As for the oranges, were they peeled or unpeeled? Either way, age
    should mellow...

  • Posted in thread: Priming a Braggot with DME? on 06-07-2012 at 12:58 AM
    The chill in the basement had this fermenting for quite some time. I primed and bottled it on
    Saturday, June 2nd. There was only about 4 1/4 gallons left after sampling / siphoning / etc. I
    mixed in j...

  • Posted in thread: Monitoring Carbonation Level on 04-22-2012 at 03:50 AM
    Thanks for the tip. I think the plastic bottle is the way to go!

  • Posted in thread: Monitoring Carbonation Level on 04-21-2012 at 05:04 PM
    I have a batch of sweet sparkling cyser that I just primed and bottled.The plan is to open one
    every week or so until it is sufficiently carbonated and then pasteurize the remaining bottles
    before lea...

  • Posted in thread: Just call it "a happy accident"? on 02-27-2012 at 05:11 PM
    Could you split the difference and try 1/2 of each?Maybe you could just buy a case of something
    safe like Sam Adams; Then push your own brew as "for the bold". Tattoo lovers won't want to
    think themse...

  • Posted in thread: Possible infection? on 02-27-2012 at 05:00 PM
    I've had something like this on one of my meads. It turned out to be harmless. Not sure what it
    is. Don't worry just yet.It may even be oil from your hops or residue from your sanitizer.

  • Posted in thread: Priming a Braggot with DME? on 02-27-2012 at 04:46 PM
    Thanks for that link! Does the type of DME matter? I have wheat DME handy, though the
    calculator only has manufacturers, not varoations.