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Posted in thread: Comercial Mead on 07-20-2007 at 02:30 PM
Bunratty Mead is actually just a fortfied white wineBunratty makes both real mead and "meade"
that is fortified white wine. The real mead comes in clay bottles and is hard to find. The
fortified wine ...
Posted in thread: grape tannin question on 05-31-2007 at 02:28 PM
The tannins will fade and mellow with time. Just bottle it and wait a year or two. Another
option is to add gelatin to bind with the tannins and pull some of them out of suspension. In
the long run ti...
Posted in thread: Wine vs Beer on 04-14-2007 at 02:44 PM
I find the whole line of Wine Experts kits to be very good. Some key elements are patience and
understanding. The patience comes in with aging the wine; it will be drinkable at bottling time
Posted in thread: 5 Gal Batch of Mead/Cider in 5 Gal Carboy on 04-12-2007 at 02:36 PM
No need for a blowoff hose, only beer wort has krausen.If you use fruit in the primary you will
need a blow off. Just like red wine you will have a cap that needs to be punched down and will
Posted in thread: What would you say is the average gravity of a sweet wine? on 02-28-2007 at 02:31 PM
I am going to try making a sweet wine and I was wondering what would be a generally gravity for
a wine AFTER it has been back sweetened. Nothing dry but it can't be as sweet as desert wine,
right in t...
Posted in thread: JJust re-tried my first mead on 02-02-2007 at 02:44 PM
The blueberry mel is going to get bottled so it can age forever. Now I'm excited about doing a
vanilla mead. I still want to do a marshmallow mead and a hibiscus mead, and a ginger mead, a
Posted in thread: Wine temps on 01-10-2007 at 01:54 PM
Most wine Kits are happy as long as they are under 82 F. So give one a try.
Posted in thread: exploding? mead on 01-10-2007 at 01:50 PM
I added the honey 3 weeks ago, about 2 days after I added K sorb and K meta, so the yeast (and
anything else) should have been dead. The other bottles are fine. It really doesn't make
sense....like I ...
Posted in thread: How did you get hooked? on 01-05-2007 at 02:15 PM
I had always thought beer was nasty. After distilling a batch of Absinthe my proof hydrometer
broke. So I went to the LHBS down the street to get a new one. The owner asked why I didnít
make beer and ...
Posted in thread: First brew on 01-05-2007 at 01:48 PM
Flor sherry will ferment 4 pounds per gallon to a semi sweet 18% abv mead. Right now you have
about 3 pounds per gal. I wouldn't have added the water, but I make lots of meads and have for