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Posted in thread: Carboy vs fermenting bucket on 10-10-2015 at 07:40 AM
Since I started concentrating on mead making, I start in buckets just because there's a bit
more mucking around involved if adding fruits, SNSs, whatever....when I brewed beer, I always
used glass for...
Posted in thread: Question about fermenting grape's on 09-28-2015 at 03:42 PM
what happens when you ferment grapes without anything to it without adding any sugars to it
nothing at all just keeping it in a sealed glass container at around an average of 80 degrees
Posted in thread: Tracking mead fermentation progress? on 09-22-2015 at 01:23 PM
I'm sorry, man, I can't say for sure....just looked at my hydrometer, apparently it DOES have a
Brix scale on it....when a specific gravity reads 1.000, the Brix reading is 0, it appears,
which makes ...
Posted in thread: Tracking mead fermentation progress? on 09-21-2015 at 02:48 PM
Quick answer, it's done when it's done....I don't do Brix, so hopefully someone can help you
with that.... I use hydrometer to read the original specific gravity, and check it a few times
along the li...
Posted in thread: Honey prices on 09-20-2015 at 04:56 PM
120 lbs of honey for free ???!!!??? A great day, indeed....should last ya a lil while, yes? :)
Posted in thread: High ABV question on latest Extract Brew on 09-20-2015 at 01:43 PM
My notes said the first one was taken at a temp of 78 degrees and the second one was at 62,
but both had the same reading. I never took one after topping off with water. Sorry for any
confusion but t...
Posted in thread: It's time to bottle, but of course, it's complicated on 09-16-2015 at 05:05 AM
I would've sanitized the carboy, boiled/cooled a priming solution, poured that in said carboy,
siphon from the bucket to carboy and bottle from that. I never use a bucket with a spigot, I
bottle from ...
Posted in thread: What are you making this wine season? on 09-16-2015 at 04:39 AM
A half ton???!!!??? Wow!!!! This wine season, I'm making, ummmmm.....mead :)
Posted in thread: What do you use for a primary on 09-16-2015 at 04:37 AM
Depends on what I'm making .....if a straight up "traditional" mead (honey, water, yeast, yeast
nutrient, possibly oaked later), I use a carboy with an airlock. If making a mead involving
Posted in thread: Blackberry mead on 09-14-2015 at 09:05 AM
I made a black- and blueberry sparkling hydromel, turned out pretty well.... I just tossed
fresh frozen then thawed fruit in primary (something along the lines of 4 lbs black berries, 2