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Posted in thread: how do you bottle your mead? on 01-28-2013 at 12:47 PM
Why upside down?it prevents the corks from drying out over time
Posted in thread: how do you bottle your mead? on 01-25-2013 at 02:20 PM
I use standard green wine bottles from the brew store, cork with a double lever hand corker,
and label using a p-touch label maker. I put the label on the bottom of the bottle so I can
read it while i...
Posted in thread: Corking on 07-24-2012 at 04:51 PM
Well if your using k-meta as your sanitizer, you can make a extra strong batch of sanitizing
solution in the bottom of a bucket. Then suspend some corks above the solution in a mesh
Posted in thread: ...eat ALL the honeys? on 07-13-2012 at 03:52 PM
the yeast should eat their way through it, but you don't get accurate hydro readings. I assume
its still fermenting, so oxidation shouldnt be an issue. Id would a rack some of the liquid
off, and shak...
Posted in thread: Frugal on 07-12-2012 at 03:53 PM
Well dont forget about the possibility of mutations. The lees, especially after a couple of
reuses, may not be the yeast you started out with. It could be better mutation, or it could be
worst, but pr...
Posted in thread: First timer: Do i do it? on 07-03-2012 at 11:53 PM
1. thats kind a hard question to answer. its like trying to answer what does beer taste like.
well it depends on the ingredients/type etc. Theres so many different types of meads its
boggles the mind!...
Posted in thread: Dry ice on 07-02-2012 at 08:17 PM
but putting the dry ice into a plastic bottle and using a hose to direct the sublimating CO2
gas into a blanket in the headspace. This should avoid the risk of junk in non-food grade dry
ice getting ...
Posted in thread: Why let the must sit for 24 hours? on 06-26-2012 at 03:14 PM
I believe it's to let the k-meta (potassium meta-bisulfate/Camden tablets) do their thing,
killing any wild yeast or bacteria that is on the fruit and then dissipate as to not kill off
the yeast you a...
Posted in thread: looking for mead on 06-23-2012 at 05:22 AM
There is Rohan meadery just outside La Grange
Posted in thread: honey water & yeast on 06-22-2012 at 03:40 AM
150 grams in a 5 liter batch is going to have a potential of 1.15% abv, or a OG of 1.008, are
you sure it wasnt 1.50 kg?