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  • Posted in thread: Wax dipping vs shrink wrap? on 02-08-2013 at 10:37 PM
    At one point does it become worthwhile to seal with wax? aging for one year or more?

  • Posted in thread: Milk-Mead (a spin on koumiss) instruction, recipe & info on 01-20-2013 at 11:57 PM
    Great post Jnco! I'm excited to try this one.Just out of curiousity, how did you manage to get
    the top curd layer out of the gallon bottle without mixing it back into the final product or in
    with the ...

  • Posted in thread: Kiwi Mead and Peppermint Metheglin on 01-17-2013 at 08:03 PM
    So in 2 months, it will be time to bottle this batch. I'm planning on keeping the kiwi a dry
    mead and making the mint a sweet/semi-sweet mead. Please tell me if there is anything else I
    should do/chan...

  • Posted in thread: What makes 'body' in a mead? on 01-12-2013 at 12:30 AM
    Relating back to the original question asked about what gives a mead body... Someone please
    correct me if I'm wrong about anything, but this is my current understanding.Someone suggested
    that stopping...

  • Posted in thread: Hydrometer Reading in Secondary Question on 01-08-2013 at 11:01 PM
    In a pinch you can also figure it out mathematically. V1*C1 + V2*C2... + Vn*Cn = (Vfinal *
    Cfinal), where V is volume and C is concentration. It's not perfect as I'm sure you lose some
    accuracy due to...

  • Posted in thread: Thinking of trying to make mead on 01-03-2013 at 04:16 PM
    Yeah, 4 pounds per gallon is pretty high, especially for your first mead. If you really wanted
    that much, you could look into adding it in 2 different steps. To give you a general idea, 2
    pds should g...

  • Posted in thread: Thinking of trying to make mead on 01-02-2013 at 10:50 PM
    If your going to do 2 gallons, I would suggest you do two different kinds of mead. Maybe do one
    that is just a plain honey and water mead and then try ancient orange as Bluespark suggested.I
    would sug...

  • Posted in thread: Really Really Traditional Mead on 12-24-2012 at 02:52 AM
    I'm curious, do you know how they used to get the honey in the first place back then? Obviously
    they didn't have suits to protect themselves. The old grab and run method maybe?

  • Posted in thread: Kiwi Mead and Peppermint Metheglin on 12-23-2012 at 08:33 PM
    nobody knows?

  • Posted in thread: Kiwi Mead and Peppermint Metheglin on 12-20-2012 at 01:10 AM
    Hello, I started brewing a couple months ago. So far I've done a cider which turned out pretty
    well. Right now I'm working on 2 one gallon batches of mead. One is a kiwi melomel and the
    other is curre...

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