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  • Posted in thread: First small batch! on 10-15-2015 at 04:26 PM
    1 packet of dry yeast is good for up to 5 gallons. If you are using fresh mint leaves l would
    crush them up a bit and put them in secondary. Good luck and welcome to the obsession.

  • Posted in thread: Vodka infused vs. actual spice on 10-05-2015 at 02:04 AM
    I have had good results with adding the spices in secondary,whole cinnamon sticks and vanilla
    beans sliced lengthwise and tied with string for easier removal. I never really liked the idea
    of adding v...

  • Posted in thread: Black Forest Gateaux Mead....would it work? on 09-25-2015 at 03:55 PM
    What size batch would this be?

  • Posted in thread: Infusing Chocolate flavor Into mead. on 09-25-2015 at 01:51 PM
    I have had good luck with using chocolate syrup in the secondary. It didn't take long to age
    out, and it cleared up nicely. I don't have my notes handy but l can try post how much I used

  • Posted in thread: Anyone have a good proven pumpkin pie mead recipe on 09-23-2015 at 03:50 PM
    One thing that has helped to make the pumpkin flavor come through is to add a couple of sweet
    potatoes in to the must.I like to use purple ones if I can get them. They really add to the
    color nicely. ...

  • Posted in thread: Oh no on 09-21-2015 at 03:43 PM
    This might be a hard recipe to repeat. ��

  • Posted in thread: What do you use for a primary on 09-16-2015 at 04:03 PM
    I use a bucket with the lid just resting on top for the first week or so.

  • Posted in thread: Cinnamon and Vanilla addition - raw vs tincture? on 09-03-2015 at 02:15 PM
    I like to add the ingredients directly to the mead in secondary. Tying a string to the cinnamon
    and vanilla bean or using a hopps bag will help to remove them when you are happy with the

  • Posted in thread: advice on yeast. on 08-30-2015 at 01:11 PM
    for a traditional two good choices are k1v and cote de blanc. Both have given me very good
    results. K1v is good for higher temperatures. Good luck.

  • Posted in thread: My first mead- bottling question on 08-17-2015 at 03:59 PM
    The best way to help with being patient is to have enough mead that is already aged and
    bottled. Once you have a good supply on hand it's much easier to ignore batches that aren't
    ready yet.

Mead: The art of turning bee vomit into yeast pee. Sounds delicious doesn't it?