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  • Posted in thread: Strawberry rhubarb mead recipe input on 08-04-2015 at 06:05 PM
    Just so I follow... you are saying I just make a base mead: Water + Yeast + Honey + Nutrient.
    Once that's done fermenting move it to secondary with Rhubarb and Strawberries... then move to
    bulk age?Co...

  • Posted in thread: New, confused, and overwhelmed on 08-04-2015 at 05:54 PM
    I already have an autosiphon, as well as a bottle filler. I appreciate the advice though.Ah, I
    saw the question on how to rack so I was confused.

  • Posted in thread: Strawberry rhubarb mead recipe input on 08-03-2015 at 10:29 PM
    Oh, and Step Feeding is putting your total nutrients in stages. Like if you were using say 1 oz
    of nutrients (yes that is high but number is for example purposes) then you would put in 1/3 oz
    in the p...

  • Posted in thread: Strawberry rhubarb mead recipe input on 08-03-2015 at 10:25 PM
    So I'm interested in this recipe, but I am a bit confused on some of the details. I know it's
    been since 2013 since anyone's done this so hopefully someone still gets an alert, or some new
    folks see t...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary ferm questions on 08-03-2015 at 10:16 PM
    I suggest leaving it be for a few months, then checking it. If it is still very cloudy then use
    a clarifying agent. Primary fermentation is a matter of weeks, Secondary can be a matter of
    months. It w...

  • Posted in thread: A newb mistake and question about racking on 08-03-2015 at 10:12 PM
    Quick note on spices: Less is more.Be very careful with them. If you can taste is strongly
    while it ferments then it will likely be overpowering when it's ready to drink. I suggest
    thinning it out a b...

  • Posted in thread: New, confused, and overwhelmed on 08-03-2015 at 10:08 PM
    I strongly recommend investing in an auto siphon and some plastic tubing.Example below, they
    should have it at your brew store. is not all that expensive and makes racking easy.

  • Posted in thread: New, confused, and overwhelmed on 07-29-2015 at 07:43 PM
    Holy crap, I would like 400 pounds of honey "Lying around". Honey is the most costly part of
    mead making, second to glass. But Glass can be manageable if you recycle your bottles.For me
    the amount of ...

  • Posted in thread: New, confused, and overwhelmed on 07-28-2015 at 10:52 PM
    Don't rack it so much. Just let the yeast do their thing & wait. Leave it in primary for 3
    weeks, then rack to secondary, NO CAMPDEN at this racking. Again, wait & let the yeast work for
    you. Let that...

  • Posted in thread: Pineapple Mead 1st try on 07-28-2015 at 10:47 PM
    I've heard some folks make pretty good mead quickly. Like with staggered yeast nutrient
    additions or something.Staggered Nutrient method can make smoother meads but if the mead is not
    aged then it jus...

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