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    ABOUT ME

  • Hunting,Gardening,Wine making,Beekeeping,Backyard Biodiesel,5th Wheel Camping
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Bluegrass
    Folk
    Americana
  • Caramel Apple Mead Feb 2012
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    JAOM
  • 5 Gallon Bucket
  • Better Bottles
  • nothing yet
  • Male
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  • covington, LA
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  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Mead on 07-09-2012 at 12:14 PM
    Im having a concern. About second stage where the must is in with the vanilla beans. I just
    moved the must to the third stage with the last LB of buckweat honey. But it seems that the
    must has picked ...

  • Posted in thread: Kieffer (Cooking) Pear wine on 06-30-2012 at 12:41 PM
    Curious if you came up with anything. We are on the north shore and we were thinking of making
    wine with some of these cooking pears.I have bees and was hoping to find a mead recipe, if not,
    then wine...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Mead on 06-04-2012 at 09:14 PM
    I heated my honey a bit, to aid in dissolving it. Some say heat it to kill microbes that may be
    present. Some say not to because it changes the flavor of the honey.Let us know what you end up
    doing. M...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Mead on 05-09-2012 at 03:00 PM
    I had a similar concern, I compare the alcohol tolerance spec for both and went with a wyeast
    product, because they seemed close enough to satisfy me. I have a local supplier who happened
    to have Wyea...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Mead on 04-30-2012 at 02:41 AM
    Question regarding stabilizing:I am a bit late in getting around to stabilizing and sweetening
    with the buckwheat honey. Mainly because I am not quite sure what I am supposed to be doing in
    this step....

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Mead on 02-29-2012 at 01:54 AM
    OK, checked my gravity, I am at 1.07, so I added my 1st nutrient shot, I am using WLN1000 from
    White labs. Also, my yeast was Wyeast 4021.I forgot to dissolve this in liquid, so I did get
    foaming.

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Mead on 02-25-2012 at 03:19 AM
    OK, just a few notes for anyone as green as I am:1. Get about an extra half gallon of apple
    juice. The grains will absorb about that much.2. Don't think, "hmm, why don't I add the DME to
    the 150F jui...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Mead on 02-24-2012 at 11:17 PM
    I am doing it for the first time tonight. This will be the first thing I ever ferment, except
    certain leftovers in the fridge.Great advice gained here. Thanks SS for posting this.

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