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  • Posted in thread: Shrimp boil beer... or, I've gone crazy and need to be stopped on 09-30-2014 at 12:40 PM
    I would think the salt content would seriously inhibit fermentation.....something about osmotic
    pressure and yeast cells....I ain't no fermentation scientist, but....put too much salt in a
    bread dough...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonating Sweet Mead (without explosions!) on 09-26-2014 at 02:04 PM
    You could steep some honey malt to add at the beginning, this should give "some" residual
    sweetness, although I cannot verify this yet ... plan to do a bottle carbed cranberry mead with
    honey malt soo...

  • Posted in thread: pitching in too hot? on 09-26-2014 at 01:18 PM
    Best advice I was ever given with regard to being patient with homebrewing was to brew more
    beer. Seriously. Stop fretting about this one and get another one on deck. Applies even moreso
    to mead makin...

  • Posted in thread: Switching fermenters?? on 09-26-2014 at 12:55 PM
    Let it ferment down for several days or more, then sanitize your carboyt and siphon tubing, and
    siphon carefully, and top up is necessary....nothing should "happen" , but no need to transfer
    so soon, ...

  • Posted in thread: Taking specific gravity of a mead you keep adding honey to on 09-26-2014 at 12:41 PM
    I would imagine you would take a gravity reading at the time of honey addition (both before and
    after) and add the difference between the two to your OG??? Dunno if it works like that, but
    seems sensi...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing and scents on 09-23-2014 at 09:16 PM
    Well, if OP is referring to the "brewing of beer" having a scent while actually brewing it,
    then no worries with mead, as it need not be "brewed," just mixed, (in most cases, unless it's
    a bochet) Fer...

  • Posted in thread: Ruined my Mead with Potassium Sorbate? on 09-23-2014 at 09:09 PM
    Mead is a losing game unless you have the patience to see it through.Absolutely!!!

  • Posted in thread: First time meading on 09-23-2014 at 12:46 PM
    What yeast did you use???? ...and yes, be patient ;)

  • Posted in thread: Adding fruit to cider on 09-21-2014 at 03:58 PM
    I typically add fruits in the primary, mainly because it's easier to "deal with" the fruit in a
    bucket than in a carboy....I have a cranberry cyser (like cider, but it's a mead) bulk aging
    atm, cran-a...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of Mead 2014 Edition! on 09-21-2014 at 02:18 PM
    ....nevermind....didn't realize I'd posted a few days back ;) DOH!!!