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Posted in thread: Racking yeast to bottling bucket... question on 07-15-2011 at 12:17 AM
I always leave the sediment behind. There is enough yeast in suspension (even though you can't
see it) to carb up a beer. Ok, that's how I assumed it worked.With your other beers you made,
what how mu...
Posted in thread: Racking yeast to bottling bucket... question on 07-14-2011 at 11:07 PM
Hello, and thank you ahead of time for any info.My question is concerning yeast and eventual
carbonation, resulting from racking. When you rack from the secondary carboy to the bottling
bucket, do you...
Posted in thread: Wisconsin's pending legislation affects breweries on 06-24-2011 at 04:25 PM
Walker didn't introduce this bill. Alberta Darling did.And she is in the same line for
corporate handouts as Walker. She's being recalled and will be removed because her constituents
don't like what s...
Posted in thread: Wisconsin's pending legislation affects breweries on 06-24-2011 at 03:23 PM
The small breweries (and future new small breweries) want to maintain their current rights to
self distribute, which allows them to start up and grow. MillerCoors simply want to kill their
Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 06-01-2011 at 12:50 PM
That would be useful.
Posted in thread: Strawberry mead. on 11-11-2010 at 10:48 PM
Your SG reading will be pretty accurate with everything mixed together well (just try to let
the solids of the strawberries settles somewhat, so you're floating the hydrometer in just
Posted in thread: Strawberry mead. on 11-10-2010 at 09:05 PM
I was thinking 1/3 of the strawberries would go into the secondary. I could put all 15 pounds
in the primary and still add more to the secondary if the general consensus thinks I will needs
it. I want...
Posted in thread: 1 Gallon Batches on 11-02-2010 at 01:09 PM
I have a couple 1 gallon batches going in the little jars, so I'm curious. Couldn't you just
top off with a honey/water mixture? And will it really hurt to have a little extra head
space?It depends on...
Posted in thread: 1 Gallon Batches on 11-01-2010 at 09:17 PM
With the initial fermentation in your primary, I wouldn't leave the mead on the fruit past 2-3
weeks max. It varies depending on the fruit type, but usually I remove the solid fruit via the
mesh bag o...
Posted in thread: Calling All Mead Experts..... on 09-30-2010 at 08:01 PM
With the alcohol at 14.9% you can add sulfite and sorbate now, and should not worry about the
yeast taking off again, even with the addition of fruit.As for how much honey to backsweeten,
if you add m...