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Posted in thread: How long is your Brew Day??? on 08-20-2013 at 12:46 AM
Probably around 5 hours. I buy milled grains. I boil 3.5 gallons on my burner, for the mash.
During the rest I boil 7 gallons for the HLT. Its usually at temp right before the rest is
done. Sparge is ...
Posted in thread: 1st Mead, just winging it. on 08-12-2013 at 03:47 AM
Well I have it in the carboy now, I really meant can I bottle now, rather than let it sit in
the carboy. Does it matter?
Posted in thread: 1st Mead, just winging it. on 08-11-2013 at 06:05 PM
Well that's 3 per gallon, so it's likely gonna be strong and "clovey" but not too bad.Some of
it will mellow out.... I'd suggest 6 to 12 months ageing.....Will it mellow out if I bottle it
then let it...
Posted in thread: 1st Mead, just winging it. on 08-11-2013 at 04:12 PM
Well as long as you didn't use more than 2 cloves per gallon you should be fine. They're
powerful little buggers and more than 2 per gallon can leave you with an overpowering
taste......I think I used...
Posted in thread: 1st Mead, just winging it. on 07-29-2013 at 04:24 AM
ok, just put it in the secondary today. The smell of cloves is the most dominant. Secondary,
with one packet of cuvee. Tastes ok, but a sipping wine rather than chugging. I hope it mellows
out over th...
Posted in thread: 1st Mead, just winging it. on 06-10-2013 at 03:54 PM
Hello HBT, So I just started my first Mead. I took a recipe from a book called "Strong Waters."
It talks about a 1 gallon recipe which I used a multiple of five. 12lbs honey, yeast nutrient,
Posted in thread: Equipment for a Beginner? on 05-25-2013 at 02:56 PM
A turkey fryer, bag of ice and a radio flyer wagon. :)
Posted in thread: Pot for extract brewing on 05-25-2013 at 02:46 PM
A good large brew kettle was my best investment.But that being said, my friend bought a cheap 5
gallon pot at Oddlot. Like $17 (it's like a variety store that sells other stores over stock)
The thin m...
Posted in thread: Any suggestions on creating a Pumpkin ale on 10-15-2012 at 04:39 PM
Brew normal wheat ale, serve it in a pumpkin. this is not me. I wish I thought of it first. I
took it from THECHIVE website.As for mouthfeel, I'd add a pound of lactose.
Posted in thread: BrewHardware Giveaway! on 10-12-2012 at 06:06 PM
Thats some cool stuff.