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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 10:28 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 02:37 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 02:01 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 08:52 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
    very likel...

  • Posted in thread: Got mold on second batch. What happened? on 06-14-2013 at 07:45 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 07:11 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
    usually har...

  • Posted in thread: Pretty Sure I Have Mold. What To Do? on 05-23-2013 at 09:24 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 06:02 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 04:19 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...