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  • I wanted to try mead and I couldnt find any so I had to make my own.
  • Prickly pear mead
  • Orange blossom traditional
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  • Posted in thread: Wildflower Traditional on 12-01-2014 at 08:17 AM
    Congrats, looks like its going good. What's the next batch?:D

  • Posted in thread: Mead essence? on 11-27-2014 at 12:41 PM
    The SCA is a great group! People are very helpful and encouraging. If you can make it to
    pennsic this year I plan on teaching a class on the basics of making mead. Hope to see you
    there. Be safe!

  • Posted in thread: Total Failure? on 11-26-2014 at 12:19 PM
    Was there any potasium sorbate in the juice?

  • Posted in thread: Planning my first batch on 11-10-2014 at 06:48 PM
    Getting the exact same honey to perfectly recreate a batch is pretty hard. Just try the best
    you can to make a good mead. You will probably want to try differnt recipies before you start
    trying to rec...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation, or just typical 71B-1122? on 11-09-2014 at 01:25 AM
    Can you check the ph? If that is too low it can stress the yeast. Calcium carbonate would help
    if that is the case.

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation, or just typical 71B-1122? on 11-08-2014 at 11:58 PM
    You might want to try giving it a good stir, that can help get things going again. Good luck.

  • Posted in thread: Apple pie mead first time on 11-08-2014 at 11:38 PM
    Can you give some specifics on recipe,batch size, yeast.......... it will help making any

  • Posted in thread: Making my first batch sweet mead, have questions on 11-08-2014 at 11:31 PM
    The low OG reading may just be from the honey not being fully disolved. It can take a lot of
    stirring. Its a pretty common cause of low OG readings.

  • Posted in thread: Man Mug Giveaway - Open to All on 11-08-2014 at 03:49 PM
    Very cool mug, would love to fill it with some mead!!!

  • Posted in thread: Tamarind Mead Recipe Critique on 11-03-2014 at 10:55 PM
    I personally wouldn't go with the vanilla extract. I have used it in the past and not liked the
    results as much as using vanilla beans in tie secondary. I might try 2 beans sliced lengthwise.


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