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Posted in thread: Is bottling mead in beer bottles a bad thing for aging? on 03-30-2013 at 11:33 PM
FWIW, I have a couple of meads that have been under crown caps for 20+ years, and they're
fine.I would recommend reducing the head space, if the recipe is one that is prone to
Posted in thread: Mead fermentation taking too long? on 03-30-2013 at 11:30 PM
Struggling fermentations can cause off flavors. pH does sound like the culprit here. You could
try some potassium or calcium carbonate, and see if it things pick up. I prefer to do citrus
meads by com...
Posted in thread: Cream Honey for mead? on 09-24-2012 at 03:49 AM
If you read the book carefully, I say that I do not heat any longer, and that's still true. I
mix the honey and water at room temps, and pitch. Creamed honey can be used exactly like liquid
honey. If ...
Posted in thread: Sweet mead question: how to stop the yeast on 09-24-2012 at 03:41 AM
Just a quick suggestion for future reference - if you cold crash, then rack the mead off
leaving behind as much of the yeast as you possibly can, then hit it with the sorbate, you'll
have a much bette...
Posted in thread: Stuck? on 09-24-2012 at 03:37 AM
I'm a little more worried about a drop in pH. If you have a pH meter, see if it is near or
below 3.0. If it is, a little potassium carbonate to get it up closer to 3.4 should get things
Posted in thread: Is my Meade infected on 11-01-2011 at 12:48 AM
OK, so let's have some details here. Can you provide the full recipe? Did you use any nutrient?
Did it ferment all the way out and then throw this surface film? And what yeast did you use?
That could ...
Posted in thread: Peach-Traminer Mead?? on 09-25-2011 at 10:48 PM
I generally try to match up my OG and the expected attenuation from the chosen yeast strain to
end up where I want to be with the finished sweetness level. Sometimes, I need to dink a little
bit, but ...
Posted in thread: new to mead on 09-24-2011 at 02:04 PM
I'd go with this:18 lbs Orange blossom honeyWater to 5 gallons, stirred throughly to mix10
grams Lalvin D-47, or rehydrated per package directions w/12.5 grams of Go-Ferm 2.5 tsp Fermaid
K, added 1 ts...
Posted in thread: Peach-Traminer Mead?? on 09-24-2011 at 01:45 PM
Glad to hear that. EC-1118 would have been a bit heavy handed for the peaches. It should take a
couple of years to really knock you out, but it sounds like a winner to me. You may want to add
a touch ...
Posted in thread: Best place for honey online? First mead on 04-30-2011 at 07:21 AM
I'd go for 18, if I was you, and use a yeast that will not blast past your 11% like a house by
the side of the road. You might consider 1056, 58W3 or OPALE. Ken