Last Activity:10-15-2012 12:05 AM
Posted in thread: Starting fermentation speed and nutrients on 10-13-2012 at 12:41 AM
Thanks for the response. The yeast nutrient is a small bag of coarse white granules sold in
bulk, so unfortunately I don't know offhand exactly what it is. It seems I missed some juice in
the cleanup ...
Posted in thread: Starting fermentation speed and nutrients on 10-12-2012 at 11:13 PM
Yesterday I started a one gallon batch of mead with 2.5 lbs of honey and a gallon batch of
cider with apple juice and 17 oz of dextrose. OG of both is near 1.090. I'm using Red Star
champagne yeast in...
Posted in thread: JAOM - still very cloudy after 2 months. on 10-11-2012 at 10:08 PM
I made it once and it took almost 3 months to clarify. At that point I could, as a forum member
advised, read a newspaper through it. I would be patient for now.No worries on the SG. It's
Posted in thread: How much to back sweeten a mead? on 10-11-2012 at 09:42 PM
hmm... just calculated that I will have to use over 17 ounces of dextrose to get a gallon of
apple juice up to 1.090. That's more dextrose than there is fruit sugar in the juice. Bad idea?
I know the ...
Posted in thread: How much to back sweeten a mead? on 10-11-2012 at 08:19 PM
Old thread, but it's asking about the same question I have. I'm getting ready to do some 1
gallon experiment batches. Tell me if this makes sense. Per this site and converting their
liters to gallons,...
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 05-27-2010 at 02:29 AM
This step in the recipe surprised me: "Open the packet of Montrachet Yeast and pour it into the
neck of the funnel."No need to rehydrate the yeast?And thanks, Recluse. My juice is 26g of
sugar and 30g...
Posted in thread: What went wrong with my strawberry batches? on 05-27-2010 at 01:10 AM
Well, I was careful to sanitize all the equipment. I use a no rinse sanitizer, so it's
relatively idiot proof. Unfortunately, like I said, it was both gallon batches that had
strawberries in them. It ...
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 05-26-2010 at 03:51 AM
A tasty recipe that's really easy to make? Sounds great! I don't have a Sam's Club or Costco
membership though, so I dropped by Walmart looking for apple juice. No "Tree Top". I got some
Posted in thread: What went wrong with my strawberry batches? on 05-25-2010 at 09:27 PM
To me the aroma resembles that of the rubber stoppers. Not quite the same, but I'm definitely
not getting sulfur out of it. Like I said though, it's not just the aroma. It tastes bad too.
Posted in thread: What went wrong with my strawberry batches? on 05-25-2010 at 07:04 PM
It doesn't smell like sulfur though, at least not to me. Sorry, I don't know the gravities.
Temperature would have been right around 70 degrees. A generic yeast nutrient from the brewing
store was add...