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Posted in thread: Oaked cherry melomel on 04-07-2013 at 06:42 PM
Did you fill to 3 gallons in primary then add the cherries, or did you add all ingredients then
fill to 3 gallons? Also, for a 6 gallon recipe would you use 18 lbs of honey (3 lbs./gal.) or
13.5 lbs. ...
Posted in thread: Do I Stir Ceyser Before Racking? on 01-27-2013 at 08:57 PM
If it's been in there longer than 2-3 weeks, no. That's probably not honey at the bottom
(unless you just poured/scooped cream/thick honey into the primary and didn't stir/mix it in
before pitching th...
Posted in thread: Mead Wont Frement on 01-27-2013 at 08:49 PM
I'm no expert on meads; I've never had one stuck before on fermentation. However, I've been
told if I ever had gotten stuck (usually at semi-sweet levels like SG = 1.010) to add potassium
Posted in thread: Melomel's - Faster Fermentation Than Expected? on 01-27-2013 at 08:30 PM
I've thought about going that route with letting my meads go through a more natural
clearing/stabilization. Currently I have a 5-6 gal. batch of traditional mead doing that right
now (1 month into the...
Posted in thread: Melomel's - Faster Fermentation Than Expected? on 01-27-2013 at 07:31 PM
Hey all:So, my 2nd attempt at a raspberry melomel;14-15 lbs. wildflower honey8-9 lbs. of
blended thawed raspberries in nylon mesh bag (MUST BE RED, no pink allowed)2.5 tsp. of yeast
nutrient (DAP)2.5 ...
Posted in thread: Help With Mash Schedule & Boil Time - First All-Grain on 01-24-2013 at 02:18 PM
I'd really like to see that recipe.Sorry about that; tried to upload the PDF but it's too
big.Wheat BeerEstimated SRM: 4Estimated IBU: 18Estimated OG: 1.041Estimated FG: 1.007Estimated
Posted in thread: Help With Mash Schedule & Boil Time - First All-Grain on 01-23-2013 at 10:53 PM
I feel like I might've misunderstood more than I thought. Yeah, I didn't mean boil the grains,
after mashing you filter out the grains, then boil. My plan was to: Mash 7.4 lbs. of the grain
in 2 - 2.5...
Posted in thread: Help With Mash Schedule & Boil Time - First All-Grain on 01-23-2013 at 10:35 PM
Why not just mash, then boil, all 7.4 lbs. of the grain in 2 - 2.5 gal. of water; dump that in
the primary, and fill to the 5 gal. mark? I had assumed that was possible.What I mean is: At
1.25 quart o...
Posted in thread: Help With Mash Schedule & Boil Time - First All-Grain on 01-23-2013 at 10:14 PM
I have a question about your brewpot. Are you going to be doing this in two boils? Or are you
cutting the amount of grain in half, and doing a 2.5 gallon batch?This had me running back to
check the vo...
Posted in thread: Help With Mash Schedule & Boil Time - First All-Grain on 01-23-2013 at 09:29 PM
if the OWNER of your LHBS thinks a saccharification rest "has something to do with the boil,"
you may want to look for another place to buy your stuff. I didn't explain this fully, but
given my situat...