Last Activity:08-24-2015 5:32 PM
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Posted in thread: advice on a blueberry melomel on 08-19-2015 at 10:42 PM
I suggest you put the fruit in the secondary and add lemon juice. Lemon Juice will help
emphasize the flavor of the blueberry. Trust me it works.
Posted in thread: smoked mead on 08-07-2015 at 07:44 PM
I experimented with different levels of toasted oak. My recommendation is simply make a mead,
then Oak it with Heavy Toasted Oak.Use about 1-2 oz of heavy toasted oak left in prior to
bottling for abo...
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
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 ...