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  • Posted in thread: First time mead making on 01-09-2015 at 06:53 PM
    And don't use that PITA sweet mead yeast either.D47 would be better just keep the ferment below
    70F/21C until it's completed. It may taste hideous when young, and raspberry can be very weird,
    so you m...

  • Posted in thread: Charcoal filtering on 01-09-2015 at 06:48 PM
    Ahh, another coffee aficionado, and I have to tell you the best cup of coffee I ever had came
    out of a porcelain percolator that set atop a wood campfire. It was about 30 years ago, but
    it's still the...

  • Posted in thread: Maple Wine Yeast Nutrient Help on 01-09-2015 at 06:27 PM
    buzzerj, just as a pointer/tip, K1-V1116 isn't a champagne yeast. It's the Montpellier strain.
    Very robust and has the "killer" factor, plus it has a mega wide temperature range and will do

  • Posted in thread: Charcoal filtering on 01-03-2015 at 09:20 AM
    Charcoal filtering is often used in making certain spirits (often vodka), but it will strip out
    a lot of flavour.If you wanted some oaking, there's plenty of products that help.Oak chips,
    cubes, stave...

  • Posted in thread: Fruit Juice on 01-03-2015 at 09:10 AM
    I'd suggest that you used about half of the BC juice in primary (maybe 2/33rds max), about 3lb
    honey with the juice used and make that up to a gallon and measure it's gravity (maybe use 2lb
    honey firs...

  • Posted in thread: My first mead question - JAOM on 01-03-2015 at 08:54 AM
    Ok, so what would be the point of more yeast ?It's not a mechanical device that wears
    out.......So, 1.032 ? Under "normal" circumstances (if there is such a thing in mead making -
    hint ? There's not r...

  • Posted in thread: Seeking basic dry mead recipe on 01-03-2015 at 08:22 AM
    Or just ask Mr Google. He usually has the answers........

  • Posted in thread: Made a mead, not happy on 01-03-2015 at 08:21 AM
    Can I dilute and re-pitch?Indeed you could.But by far the easiest route, is to siphon it back
    into a bucket, then get some acid (for traditionals, I use a mix of 2 parts malic and 1 part
    tartaric), th...

  • Posted in thread: Starter Kits on 01-03-2015 at 08:15 AM
    Hey there! I'm about to purchase my first mead making kit tomorrow and one kit that I've been
    looking at is this one: was wondering if you guys have any advice as to whether or not I
    should go with ...

  • Posted in thread: Blackberry JAOM on 11-09-2014 at 04:52 PM
    I just found a 1-gallon jug of Blackberry JAOM (3.5 lb honey, 12 oz Blackberries, a hand ful of
    raisins, packet of dry bread yeast, water) that has been sitting in primary for over 2 years (I
    know, I ...

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