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  • Posted in thread: Oak Chips - Question on 12-16-2014 at 09:35 PM
    I have never boiled them. I just rinse the dust off and put them in the carboy in a hops bag.

  • Posted in thread: Adding body to mead on 12-05-2014 at 09:44 PM
    Maltodextrin also helps body.For body and creaminess, add Lactose.

  • Posted in thread: Mead essence? on 11-18-2014 at 09:38 PM
    Mead Essence? Sounds like you have been had. There really is no such thing. I am sorry but the
    only way is to make mead. It is very easy to do and mead is far more forgiving than beer. There
    are many ...

  • Posted in thread: Is Pineapple Mead Truly Possible? on 10-21-2014 at 11:23 PM
    Matrix,For secondary you juiced the pineapple. Did you then add both juice and pulp to
    secondary?Thanks much for the details.None in the Primary. Just chopped into 1 inch squares or
    so and put in a me...

  • Posted in thread: Is Pineapple Mead Truly Possible? on 10-16-2014 at 08:18 PM
    Ok, Details from my mead log:Primary:Pineapple Lime Mint- Primary was 12 pounds alfalfa honey,
    2 tablespoons of Lime Zest, 2 packets of Lavin D47 yeast, 1 tablespoon of Yeast Energizer, 1
    tablespoon o...

  • Posted in thread: Is Pineapple Mead Truly Possible? on 10-15-2014 at 09:27 PM
    I have a Pineapple Lime Mint that I brew, now in it's second batch. I do brew a show mead
    first, or at least do the primary with honey only with some lime zest. Then I rack it to the
    secondary on pine...

  • Posted in thread: Best Blueberry mead ever! on 08-13-2014 at 09:45 PM
    Thank you and I think I may have goofed up the recipe. I added 13 gallons of honey and all of
    the water, blueberries and rest of the ingredients at once. Hopefully it will turn out a good
    batch of mea...

  • Posted in thread: Racking off primary on 08-11-2014 at 11:50 PM
    I use a hydrometer and eyeball it. Basically when the ferment slows way down. To about 1 bubble
    a minute or less. Then check the gravity. Check again in a week. If it hasn't changed then rack
    it to se...

  • Posted in thread: Best Blueberry mead ever! on 08-11-2014 at 11:48 PM
    Matrix,Would you explain your back sweeten process? My wife and I want to make mead this
    weekend.Thanks in advance.BrentYes, first make the mead and get it at least into the secondary,
    when it is time...

  • Posted in thread: To oak or not to oak? on 08-11-2014 at 11:44 PM
    I like oaking. It makes for a smoother mead, especially over time. Only occasionally, I wont
    oak. But if you are curious as to the difference in taste do a few batches as a test, side by
    side: 1. No o...


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