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  • Posted in thread: Don't try this at home - False Bottom in Mesh Bag on 11-10-2014 at 10:42 PM
    Well, thought I should at least share my failure on here to hopefully prevent someone else from
    trying what I did.I've been reading about "mashing in a bag" and other similar ways to try to
    clarify th...

  • Posted in thread: 1st Batch of Mead - B-Nektar Black Fang Style? on 11-08-2014 at 06:12 PM
    That's good feedback for sure. I have done a few ciders and back sweetened in the keg. Could I
    do the same with honey in the keg for mead?

  • Posted in thread: Staggered Nutrient Additions - First Timer Question on 11-06-2014 at 03:27 AM
    hey guys, doing my first Mead tonight.It's actually a "hydromel" I guess. Adding 2.5lbs of
    Orange Blossom Honey to 2 gallons of water. OG should be around 1.044 from what I've seen, but
    I plan to add ...

  • Posted in thread: 1st Batch of Mead - B-Nektar Black Fang Style? on 11-04-2014 at 02:19 AM
    Hey Guys,I'm a pretty solid all-grain beer brewer (~25 batches), making mead for the first
    time. HBT has taught me most of what I know, so thanks.My wife really likes the B-Nektar Black
    Fang mead, and...

  • Posted in thread: Vintners Harvest Fruit Purée on 11-03-2014 at 09:56 PM
    Hey Schmeek, how did this turn out? I am going to be doing something similar this weekend. Can
    you share your experience / recipe / process that you eventually followed?Thanks!Ron

  • Posted in thread: Some Questions About the All Grain Jump on 10-29-2014 at 11:53 PM
    Nobody said that you have to make 5 gallon batches. I brew on my stovetop (not a glass top) and
    while I can do a 5 gallon batch I prefer to work with 2 1/2 gallons. Some people even like to
    do a 1 gal...

  • Posted in thread: Classic newb panic attack on 10-29-2014 at 11:49 PM
    A - you should be fine. The first time I did a starter I remember coming downstairs the next
    morning to the same thing...airlock and bung on the ground, and beer/yeast/krausen everywhere,
    even on the ...

  • Posted in thread: Mashed in at 164...shooting for 156, ARGHH! on 10-28-2014 at 07:22 PM
    I suppose too high of temp and you'll denature pretty much anything. Limit the exposure and
    you'll still end up with something. Would be what I'd think happened here.That's my assessment
    too. Given th...

  • Posted in thread: Mashed in at 164...shooting for 156, ARGHH! on 10-28-2014 at 05:59 PM
    Thanks guys, appreciate all of the feedback. It looks like the biggest impact was that I missed
    my pre-boil gravity by a lot...1.042 instead of 1.057. I didn't really think temp had THAT much
    impact o...

  • Posted in thread: Mashed in at 164...shooting for 156, ARGHH! on 10-26-2014 at 09:10 PM
    Guys,Would appreciate any feedback or advice here. I have been missing mash in temps by 1-2
    degrees, and I thought it may be because of how Beersmith calculates strike temp based on
    water+grain+mash t...

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