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  • Posted in thread: coffee syrup ? on 01-17-2012 at 12:26 AM
    Was in the local Wally World to day buying coffee and saw flavored syrup to add to your coffee?
    I think. They had Vanillia, Carmel, Hazelnut and Chocolate and even a couple of sugar free. Was

  • Posted in thread: Cherry Berry Mead on 01-17-2012 at 12:16 AM
    never used that yeast, what temp. range is best for it? some yeast prefer mid 60's or they
    start throwing off bad flavors. Jim

  • Posted in thread: rack the mead to secondary. on 01-10-2012 at 12:52 AM
    Yea the taste will improve, just let it set and do its thing. Jim

  • Posted in thread: Potassium Sorbate a bad thing? on 12-30-2011 at 12:23 AM
    As newbies we are told to not add packaged fruit/juice if it has potassium sorbate in it as it
    will inhibit or stop fermintation. But if your mead is in the secondary and clear when you add
    it is it b...

  • Posted in thread: When to add fruit? on 12-30-2011 at 12:14 AM
    I just finished a 1 gal. raspberry mead and I waited to add the fruit until the secondary. I
    bought a 10 oz. package of frozen raspberries allowed them to thaw and refroze them, allowed
    them to thaw a...

  • Posted in thread: Color? on 12-17-2011 at 11:30 PM
    Thank you for the reply GinKings. Jim

  • Posted in thread: Color? on 12-17-2011 at 10:35 PM
    Just added Raspberries to my secondary, Real nice color and a pretty good flavor. Will it
    retain some or all of the color or will it age out clear?

  • Posted in thread: Heat during fermentation? on 12-16-2011 at 01:12 AM
    What yeast did you use? I used a stormcastle recipe that called for Lavin D-47 or bread yeast,
    I used D-47 and found out it works best under 68*. Jim (59*-68* for Lavin D-47)

  • Posted in thread: ICV D-47 Fermentation Speed on 11-15-2011 at 11:50 PM
    Not much experiance, I used D-47 on a 1 gal. batch and it bubbled lke yours at about once every
    8 seconds and got slower to the point of almost stopping at 30 days. Started a second batch,
    same recipe...

  • Posted in thread: Drinking during first mead batch on 11-05-2011 at 11:07 PM
    Just started a 5 gal. batch of show and pitched at about 100 deg. within 6 hrs the airlock was
    perking about every 3 sec. I used D-47 as well. Jim