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Posted in thread: Do not use ingredients on 02-28-2014 at 01:43 AM
Definitely avoid using molasses. I ran out of sugar once and tried using that instead. Just
awful!I've also experimented with various spices, and with the exception of ginger, they all
did not interac...
Posted in thread: Mead blowing the corks out of the bottles on 09-27-2013 at 11:28 PM
Hm, well I'll see if I can get it into a carboy this weekend and see what happens. I know I've
got some yeast hulls somewhere.Thanks for the advice guys!
Posted in thread: Mead blowing the corks out of the bottles on 09-26-2013 at 03:37 PM
Pretty basic recipe:16lbs Texas Clover Honey .25 teaspoon Fermaid K.5 Diammonium PhosphateWhite
Labs Sweet Mead YeastI also added additional nutrients for the next 4 days, after degassing:.25
Posted in thread: Mead blowing the corks out of the bottles on 09-26-2013 at 03:01 AM
Ok, I could use some help here.I made a batch of mead back at the beginning of April. I used
White Labs Sweet Mead yeast. It left a lot of residual sugar, but the gravity has been stable
since about s...
Posted in thread: Think its infected? looks pretty grose on 07-23-2013 at 09:52 PM
That's definitely an infection, I'm just not sure what. It might be a wild yeast pellicle, or
it could be pediococcus, or something else entirely.This may or may not ruin it, though it will
Posted in thread: Got mold on second batch. What happened? on 06-14-2013 at 08:45 PM
A couple of things, I think:The culture didn't have the proper nutrients to feed it, and
allowed mold the chance to hop into the brew. Kombucha really needs Tea, as in Camellia
sinensis: black tea, gr...
Posted in thread: Blending question on 06-14-2013 at 08:11 PM
I think I'm answering my question with your help, but the super acidic batches probably went
4-6 weeks. Sounds like I made vinegar...Whoa.Yeah, mine gets pretty sour after about 2 weeks. I
Posted in thread: Pretty Sure I Have Mold. What To Do? on 05-23-2013 at 10:24 PM
I'm almost certain that isn't mold. It might be pediococcus: first answer in that thread)
Posted in thread: Brewing Catastrophe Last Night on 05-09-2013 at 07:02 PM
I would cry. I almost want to cry reading this.I fear this sort of thing, I made the small
investment to get handles for mine. Much easier to move now and more secure in my grasp :)
Posted in thread: new to HBT, and New Bucha brewer on 04-19-2013 at 05:19 PM
You should be safe to skip the vinegar after your first batch or two. The culture will maintain
its own vinegar.You might also try upping the sugar - for 2 cups of water try about 2
tablespoons of sug...