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  • Posted in thread: My first mead: A tutorial of Mistakes. on 02-13-2017 at 11:46 PM
    one small glassful (8 oz)Just looked at the OP, and it's a 1-gallon batch. Try a 4 oz. test.The
    concept is the same - experiment with a sample of the batch, then up-scale to the entire batch.

  • Posted in thread: My first mead: A tutorial of Mistakes. on 02-13-2017 at 11:41 PM
    SG at last test about a week ago was around .99, so it dropped .01 from 1.00 in the 6 weeks
    between tests. I mainly want to to be drinkable at some point in the future, and there is
    little to no flavo...

  • Posted in thread: My first mead: A tutorial of Mistakes. on 02-12-2017 at 04:44 AM
    Thanks for the info, I'll just keep this first batch around for a good long while, see what
    happens to it. I was thinking of stabilizing, back sweetening a tad, clarifying and bottling it
    in the comin...

  • Posted in thread: My first mead: A tutorial of Mistakes. on 01-17-2017 at 02:57 AM
    My first batch of mead took nearly a year. At that rate, I was not going to become a Mead
    Master by the age of 80. Yeast really don't like honey, which is mostly glucose and anti-fungal
    bee spit. Bees...

  • Posted in thread: Strong Scotch Ale on 10-25-2016 at 02:29 AM
    Those using different hops such as EKG, are you raising the amount used to match IBUs?I'm using
    1.3 oz EKG 60 minutes, .7 oz 30 minutes. I'm limited to a 6# stovetop mash, so I do a partial
    mash at 14...

  • Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 10-19-2016 at 02:37 AM
    I could only get it to spin the bar in about 4 fl oz of water in an 8 fl oz jam jar about 25%
    of the time.).You are close to success - your project works, sort-of.As you've discovered, the
    problem isn...

  • Posted in thread: Keezer collars - which wood to use? on 09-07-2016 at 01:14 AM
    After using my keezer for a few years, I can't recommend foam insulation on the inside. As the
    keg goes in (40+ pounds), it may scrape the sides. I dunno - maybe y'all are stronger than I
    am. Wood can...

  • Posted in thread: Keezer collars - which wood to use? on 09-06-2016 at 04:07 PM
    Can't seem to find a good idea of what to use for my collar. What's the best choice for type of
    wood and its thickness?I used 2x6 construction-grade redwood. It may seem counter-intuitive,
    but finishe...

  • Posted in thread: Dad Goes to Nottingham on 06-17-2016 at 09:32 PM
    SG=1.042 - 3 points in 5 days. I'm calling it a bust. Sodium Benzoate is a really good
    preservative.After their devastating loss, Team Notty is considering filing formal doping
    charges.

  • Posted in thread: Need Idea For Picnic Tap Rig -Outside Party on 06-13-2016 at 01:00 AM
    Any issues with foam due to the short line?What connection did you use from hose to
    disconnect?Nice Pictures! I have attached a picture of my keg.I am FOR anything that works. You
    appear to have somet...

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