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Posted in thread: 2016 Mead Free or Die results posted on 06-06-2016 at 07:43 PM
I entered few meads in Mead Free or Die 2016 and they placed almost identical to Mazer Cup 2016
results (where I also placed couple times with same meads). So the judging seems very
consistent from co...
Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 04-30-2015 at 07:51 PM
I pitched 80 ml of thick yeast collected from active krausen of Belgian Blonde the week before
and my Westy 10 clone finished @ 1.010 very rapidly. I had to use a heat belt to ramp the temp
Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 02-17-2015 at 11:52 PM
I wonder how fermenter syrup additions will work for this recipe. Seeing how some struggle to
get FG low enough, fermenter addition when most of maltoze uptake by the yeast is complete
would make perf...
Posted in thread: How to use Kieselsol & Chitosan?? on 04-07-2014 at 08:57 PM
That stuff will drop everything and make your mead crystal clear. I use it on every batch from
Posted in thread: Russian Kvas ~ on 04-07-2014 at 08:55 PM
That is great information, paraordnance! Thank you for sharing it! If I read you correctly, the
sediment will provide the starter for the next batch, similar to a sourdough starter for bread?
I am loo...
Posted in thread: Russian Kvas ~ on 04-04-2014 at 09:05 PM
I make kvas in the summer because it was readily available back home and it works wonders to
quench the thirst. Simplicity is the key. Best kvas will turn out from about third or fourth
batch once you...
Posted in thread: Smooth(est) Melomel! on 02-08-2014 at 09:27 PM
I made them all but sour/tart cherrywas my favourite by far. Strawberries second. My strawberry
mead scored 45 at mazer cup 2013, it was really nice. Makes for very smooth mead. Honeyberry
also very g...
Posted in thread: BIAB v. Traditional Mash Tun (Boom goes the dynamite!) on 10-14-2013 at 08:21 PM
I just brewed a Hefe today. I have mash tun but for wheat beer I prefer BIAB all the way! Lot
more sediment in kettle. Quicker brew day, I was chilled by noon! Taste wise seems to be no
Posted in thread: Fruit flies on 10-11-2013 at 09:36 PM
Somtimes I enjoy the fact that I live in cold Canada. Fruit flies season is only
July-August-September and I don't see them again for 9 months :D
Posted in thread: BIAB v. Traditional Mash Tun (Boom goes the dynamite!) on 10-11-2013 at 09:29 PM
I thought squeezing grains in a bag releases unwanted tannins? Am I wrong on that?You wrong on
tannins part pal, its one of these myths that still gets spread around and has no evidence in
real world ...