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Posted in thread: Real honey vs honey malt on 10-29-2013 at 09:46 PM
I've never used real honey in a beer yet, but I have made many gallons of mead. I can say for
sure that in the mead, the honey flavor is almost non existent for a bit of time. After a bit
of time, dep...
Posted in thread: Quick mead for a casual drink. on 07-10-2013 at 04:29 PM
71B is my go to yeast for my traditional meads! I have a 5gal batch of 3 month old mead made
from 71B that is perfectly drinkable right now, and another 5gal that just finished up
Posted in thread: DIY Stir Plate question/issue on 07-10-2013 at 04:21 PM
You are correct that the fan speed is generally relevant to the voltage as basically it is just
a dc motor with blades on it.The nice part about the PWM is that it is sending the full 12v to
the fan, ...
Posted in thread: Quick mead for a casual drink. on 07-09-2013 at 09:51 PM
I may have missed it, but what yeast did you use? I too am running some crazy experiments
involving immobilized yeast and dialysis membranes to try and come up with the quickest mead
possible. But the...
Posted in thread: DIY Stir Plate question/issue on 07-09-2013 at 08:54 PM
It's having trouble starting because most computer 12v fans cannot drop below a certain voltage
(usually about 4-5v).As suggested earlier, you should look into a PWM (pulse width modulated)
Posted in thread: Yeast immobilization: magic beans of fermentation on 07-05-2013 at 03:24 PM
Not sure if that would work or not, besides yeast is cheap enough to try another experiment.
Plus I have a bunch of pipettes coming that will hopefully allow me to make a lot smaller
spheres than the ...
Posted in thread: Yeast immobilization: magic beans of fermentation on 07-03-2013 at 08:45 PM
So many STD jokes and 'thats what she said' jokes come to mind that I am overloaded. Must shut
down till tomorrow, N_G.Haha you know we all thought that.I rinsed them off and stored them in
Posted in thread: Yeast immobilization: magic beans of fermentation on 07-02-2013 at 04:06 AM
Well disappointing news. I checked on the mead when I got home and there is what appears to be
a layer of yeast on the bottom of the carboy. It's not much, but it shows that some yeast
budded off and ...
Posted in thread: Yeast immobilization: magic beans of fermentation on 07-01-2013 at 06:03 PM
The wine yeasts definitely do impart different flavors. For example some prefer to use
something like D47 or KV1-1122 for a melomel (fruit mead), or EC-1118 for traditionals.With the
results I have se...
Posted in thread: Yeast immobilization: magic beans of fermentation on 07-01-2013 at 05:38 PM
Well honey is a great source of ferment-able sugars, but a terrible source of nutrients. So I
decided to go ahead and put some in the must like I usually would.So far I must say that this