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  • Mesquite Show Mead (5-gallons)
  • Ed Wort's Apfelwein, Joe's Ancient Orange Mead, Joe's Quick Grape Mead, Jason's Spiced Cyser, Orange Blossom Metheglin
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  • Posted in thread: Show mead with TJ's Mesquite honey on 03-23-2010 at 10:18 AM
    Heh, nice to see I'm not the only one with that idea. :)I've got a 5-gallon batch that's been
    sitting in secondary since the summer and no doubt has a long ways to go - very dry, not a bad
    flavor (alt...

  • Posted in thread: Mesquite Mead? on 05-28-2009 at 07:57 PM
    Well, I finally got a copy of Ken Schramm's "Compleat Meadmaker," so I used the medium show
    mead recipe from there. 14 lbs. of mesquite honey later, I've got 5-gallons going through
    primary. Wish me l...

  • Posted in thread: Buckfast on 05-26-2009 at 09:02 PM
    Being a fortified wine, you'd need a source of distilled spirits, generally brandy.

  • Posted in thread: Honey and Mead on 05-26-2009 at 08:43 PM
    I salute you there, digdan.

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 05-25-2009 at 10:30 PM
    My brother and I did a cranapfelwein - it comes out really tart, so we stabilized and
    backsweetened it. Unfortunately, didn't realize that it needed to have the chemicals settle for
    a while - so it ha...

  • Posted in thread: Pinot Noir Pyment Recipe Question/Input on 05-25-2009 at 09:11 PM
    ^+1 on the juice source, please.

  • Posted in thread: FG of JOAM? on 05-25-2009 at 04:40 PM
    Mine's still at 1.060 after almost 3 months. Tastes good, but seems a little high. Maybe my
    yeast didnt survive long enough to finish the job?I think that's a sound conclusion.

  • Posted in thread: Joe's Quick Grape Mead on 05-24-2009 at 03:12 PM
    My 1-gallon batch of this turned out so well that I'm making a 5-gallon today. :)Mine came out
    a lot dryer than I expected, though, and I think the potassium sorbate+1/2 campden tablet
    didn't stop fer...

  • Posted in thread: FG of JOAM? on 05-21-2009 at 07:50 PM
    About 1.020, if I remember this thread from GotMead correctly.

  • Posted in thread: Bacteria a problem? on 05-19-2009 at 07:29 PM
    Yes.Sanitize all your utensils before you begin, using a cleansing solution such as Star*San or
    diluted bleach, and keep your fermenting vessel sealed away from outside influences through an