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Posted in thread: Energizer substitute Question on 10-19-2012 at 05:16 PM
Hey All,Hope your meads are clearing and that explosions are at a minimum!My brother is coming
by tonight to help me bottle a berry/rhubarb mead, so I have an empty carboy! I'm planning on
Posted in thread: Opinions on a mead on 10-03-2012 at 02:59 PM
So if it's a nutrient thing, would I do alright by removing a bit, warming it up, stiring in
some nutrient and readding to the must?So sorry guys, I've been researching up and down the
internet but no...
Posted in thread: Opinions on a mead on 10-02-2012 at 09:19 PM
Degassed and aerated until the damn thing exploded ;) Still have mead on my ceiling.I used Red
Star champagne, as it's what I had on hand and I've had success with it in the past.I roused
the yeast mu...
Posted in thread: Opinions on a mead on 10-02-2012 at 09:01 PM
I'm 2 months into BigKahuna's Leap Year Mead and have a couple of hmmmms...2 months in, no
airlock activity (has leveled out nicely) and has cleared beautifully. Tastes fantastic, has a
slight hint of...
Posted in thread: Dilemma.... First Batch on 03-29-2012 at 12:10 AM
I agree, I'd rather leave it in primary longer then bottle or transfer it to secondary.
Posted in thread: Double Chocolate Oatmeal Snout on 03-28-2012 at 12:59 PM
This went into the primary last night, 1.080 hydrometer reading. Pitched at around midnight or
so, and fermentation is giong quite well 7 hours later. I don't think I've ever seen
fermentation kick in...
Posted in thread: Opened bucket on 03-26-2012 at 12:45 PM
My primary bucket almost never bubbles through the airlock, but I haven't had a bad brew
yet.Airlock bubbling is no indicator of fermentation activity, so don't worry too much about
it. As long as you...
Posted in thread: What am i doing wrong on 03-24-2012 at 02:54 PM
Thanks for the info guys. Here is more background...the beer is in the fermenter only 7 days.
Have not used Irish Moss yet but that was suggested to me by my son. Actually this weekend I am
at my brot...
Posted in thread: Tasted my first two brews on 03-24-2012 at 02:51 PM
A Belgian dark strong ale and a Belgian dubbel. Been in bottles for month eachDid you keep
notes on the recipes you used, your gravity readings, or your length of fermentation?
Posted in thread: Air Lock on secondary fermenter on 03-24-2012 at 02:49 PM
Did you take 2 consequetive gravity readings over a three day period to determine fermentation
was complete BEFORE you racked? There's no reason for any active fermentation in a
secondary.Don't worry ...