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Posted in thread: Jalapeņo Beer? on 11-15-2013 at 02:13 PM
I took a gallon of an apricot wheat to make a jalapeno beer and I really enjoyed it. The
sweetness of the apricot paired well with it. It was however too hot for most people. I added 3
Posted in thread: Too Much Head Space? on 11-05-2013 at 10:40 PM
both surface and amount of air are important, so try to minimize both as much as possible.sound
like your jars will have minimal air since you're filling them. they sound fine, i would keep
Posted in thread: Too Much Head Space? on 11-05-2013 at 09:49 PM
the problem arises in secondary, where there is little to (eventually) no CO2 being released.
so you want to minimize how much O2 is in there, and how much surface area is exposed to that
O2.Is it the...
Posted in thread: Yeast nutrient/rehydration question on 11-03-2013 at 08:24 PM
Actually, in the FAQ sticky thread it states to add the nutrients and then pitch the rehydrated
yeast as well. I am confused. Is it ok in this instance because it will be more diluted than it
will be ...
Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 11-03-2013 at 08:17 PM
#49 post on this thread contains the results of the Belgian ale experiment. You are welcome to
try one of those yeast, but they were not as good as Wyeast 1388. I merely want you to drink
the best mea...
Posted in thread: Yeast nutrient/rehydration question on 11-03-2013 at 08:00 PM
GoFerm has no DAP in it. DAP is considered injurious to the yeast cells during rehydration and
the early development stages.Hence the idea being to use it to rehydrate the yeast, then pitch
the mix in...
Posted in thread: Yeast nutrient/rehydration question on 11-03-2013 at 05:46 PM
I recently read on the mead faq sticky that you should only use go ferm during the rehydration
and not yeast nutrient or energizer. I started my first batch last week and did just that
Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 11-03-2013 at 03:35 AM
You mentioned a Belgian yeast experiment so I thought you might know of others that would work.
Sorry for wasting your time....
Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 11-02-2013 at 04:34 AM
Done fermenting and ready to drink do not always go hand in hand. With wine yeast, it almost
never goes hand in hand. Wine yeast make a lot of harsh fusels that take time to age out.
EC1118 is one of ...
Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 10-30-2013 at 02:38 AM
It is not a BOMM if you use any yeast other than Wyeast 1388. While you will make good mead
following everything else with EC1118, it will be 3-6 months before it is drinkable and one
year before it i...