Last Activity:11-02-2011 2:53 AM
Posted in thread: First mead, questions on 07-04-2011 at 06:56 PM
3 oz of honey to produce one percent alcohol by volume
Posted in thread: not jamaica - hibiscus and mint on 06-28-2011 at 12:58 AM
With the 1118 it does tend to foam a lot and you tend to lose a lot of the subtle flavors
through the air lock with that yeast as well. It's a good yeast for sweet meads with a high ABV
Posted in thread: First mead, questions on 06-26-2011 at 07:15 PM
Mead spans all the world of wine. You can have a dry or a sweet mead and anything in between.
You can make it as simple as yeast water and honey, or make it more complex with fruit and
spices. There a...
Posted in thread: first taste of Meade on 06-13-2011 at 10:13 PM
We have a flying saucer bar in downtown ft worth and it's a nice place great atmosphere but man
the beers are on the pricy side I know they serve a few meads but some of them are like
Chaucer's mead a...
Posted in thread: Help Mead Newbie please... on 06-06-2011 at 08:49 PM
Yeah I have found that watching the air lock with mead is like watching paint dry . It serves a
purpose but isn't an indicator of how well it's going. Stirring and nutrients help and hydro
Posted in thread: Methyglin tips on 06-04-2011 at 03:50 PM
I find it's easier to spice after fermentation and alot of people prefer to do it that way. It
gives you a little more control over the flavors. I prefer to put my spices in the primary to
Posted in thread: not sure if I have proper fermentation on 06-04-2011 at 03:41 PM
And if you are adding spices I use a cheese cloth bag that way it can steep but I don't have to
worry about straining it out of my wine mead soda whatever plus if you place a sanitized glass
Posted in thread: not sure if I have proper fermentation on 06-04-2011 at 02:10 AM
I have found with making mead and using 1118 the faster the fermentation goes the more the wine
comes out with a strong alcohol taste or as commonly referred to as hot and that isn't always a
Posted in thread: Best Tempurature for Mead Fermentation? on 06-02-2011 at 05:57 PM
I don't have an ac or a heater and I live in Texas so my temp ranges from 15 f to 115 f
depending on the time of year I gave found the ec-1118 to work well with all the temp changes
and have yet to ge...
Posted in thread: Honeys Sugar on 06-02-2011 at 03:17 AM
The flavors of the honey really depend on the pollen source like honey from avocado flowers
tend to be more buttery in flavor where clover honey is rather bland still sweet but lacking
any real charac...