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Posted in thread: Best Blueberry mead ever! on 08-13-2014 at 08:45 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 10:50 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 10:48 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 10:44 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...
Posted in thread: Mead question on 08-11-2014 at 10:40 PM
Oaking really smooths out some of those issues. I would think about it in future batches.Matrix
Posted in thread: Raspberry mead on 08-04-2014 at 10:50 PM
I personally like a sweet mead but I am on a budget. So I ferment the primary with 12 pounds of
honey, then stabilize and backsweeten with 6 pounds. For the Raspberries, put them in a mesh
bag in the ...
Posted in thread: Best Blueberry mead ever! on 08-04-2014 at 10:42 PM
I have found that I have a good recipie too. I use 18 pounds of honey, 12 in primary, 6 in
secondary. I use the same amount of blueberries but I do not use your 4 oz of flavoring. I do
put in 1/2 cup ...
Posted in thread: Blueberry, Orange and Vanilla Melomel questions and hoping for some tips! on 07-11-2014 at 07:49 PM
Well, I would put in the whole amount of blueberries. About 8-10 pounds in the
secondary.Basically, I let it ferment out til it slows down to almost imperceptible levels.
About 1 bubble per 2-5 min. O...
Posted in thread: Blueberry, Orange and Vanilla Melomel questions and hoping for some tips! on 07-11-2014 at 02:00 PM
You don't need to kill the wild yeast. Basically any commercial yeast is going to out compete
any wild yeast. Also, in the secondary you have something close to 10% ABV. That's enough to
kill wild yea...
Posted in thread: Blueberry, Orange and Vanilla Melomel questions and hoping for some tips! on 07-10-2014 at 08:55 PM
I did a Blackberry Black tea that turned out well.I made a tea with the water from the start,
let cool a little, then mixed in the honey. Turned out well. With Blackberries, I don't think
you need the...