Last Activity:02-23-2012 4:31 AM
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Posted in thread: Post your blunder on 02-24-2012 at 08:30 AM
Based upon reading a ton of forum posts and my own experiences in other foodmaking endeavors,
my theory is that most blunders are the result of making the fermentation process more complex
than it nee...
Posted in thread: A good way for prepping dry lalvin yeast for pitching??? on 02-24-2012 at 08:19 AM
I'm firmly convinced that all the cases of failure arise from people overthinking the process.
Humans have been making alcohol for 10,000 years. It ain't rocket science. If you add too many
Posted in thread: Very excited about my first batch of JAOM on 02-24-2012 at 08:07 AM
yes yes, I've heard the whole "if it ain't exactly the recipe then it ain't JAOM." As if the
creator somehow landed upon the perfect recipe that, if followed exactly, turns out a fantastic
mead and, i...
Posted in thread: Huh....And I thought making mead was simple... on 02-23-2012 at 04:29 AM
Sounds like you had some bad yeast. I've done 3 batches and never had a problem, never used
energizer or nutrient, just raisins torn in half. If it's not bubbling slightly when you
rehydrate then some...
Posted in thread: Very excited about my first batch of JAOM on 02-23-2012 at 04:22 AM
FG is around 1.001~1.002. Some lees have dropped in second container. Balloon still inflates
slightly but I see no bubbles. May get down to 1.000 in another couple of weeks.ABV around
14.1%The orange ...
Posted in thread: Best Lalvin yeast for a show mead? on 02-17-2012 at 11:22 PM
I've seen a lot of references to D47 and I very nearly used that one. I was afraid the temps
would get a little high for it. If I had to guess though, of all the mead reports I've read
online, I've se...
Posted in thread: Show us your Mead in a photo!!! on 02-17-2012 at 11:12 PM
And I always top off the carboys with a little bug spray.. keeps the critters out ;)
Posted in thread: Another first mead thread on 02-17-2012 at 11:45 AM
Sort of the Madeira of mead eh?
Posted in thread: Show us your Mead in a photo!!! on 02-17-2012 at 11:05 AM
Here's my ghetto-ass setup: :eek:
Posted in thread: Best Lalvin yeast for a show mead? on 02-17-2012 at 10:57 AM
Thanks, the 1118 is a beast but I didn't have enough honey to really utilize it to its full
potential. My potential alchy is about 16% but I wanted some sweetness and the 71B maxes at
about 14% so it ...