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  • Posted in thread: Dessert Mead on 09-23-2015 at 08:32 PM
    I am not sure if a cocoa extract will taste much like chocolate. I don't know. It is worth
    working an experiment though. It might work.As far as fruit/honey and sanitizing. I don't feel
    it necessary. ...

  • Posted in thread: Dessert Mead on 09-18-2015 at 05:42 PM
    Ok a few suggestions:"Heat about a half gallon of water to 150, add honey, continue to heat
    till temperature hits 160 and maintain for 5 minutes. Try to finish the next part at about the
    same time as ...

  • Posted in thread: Cinnamon and Vanilla addition - raw vs tincture? on 09-03-2015 at 09:32 PM
    Personally, for Vanilla, I have found it easier to make the Tincture or Extract and add that.
    For one, it makes it so you can measure how much you put in and replicate it better but either
    way works w...

  • 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
    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...


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