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Posted in thread: My first mead question - JAOM on 01-05-2015 at 06:00 AM
I have not made joam in quite a while, but I seem to remember suggestions against using rapid
rise yeast. The recipe calls for standard baking yeast if I remember correctly. This might be
your issue. ...
Posted in thread: What supplies should the aspiring winemaker have on hand? on 09-08-2014 at 06:19 AM
Since its you're birthday. Tell them you want a ph meter
Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 08-30-2014 at 06:47 PM
I am 2 weeks in to a 1 gal batch. It is starting to clear. I want to use the yeast cake to get
a 3 or 5 gallon batch going. Can I rack now (not bottle, just rack). or do I need too wait the
Posted in thread: mead tastes terrible almost 2 years later on 07-01-2014 at 04:33 AM
One last thing, I made a Peach/Mango mead using peach mango juice from Costco. It's almost two
years old now. It is drinkable, but nothing great. Probably my least favorite melomel I have
done. The fl...
Posted in thread: mead tastes terrible almost 2 years later on 07-01-2014 at 04:13 AM
If its got that "hot bite" taste (especially on the finish) then it's probably fusels produced
during fermentation (for the reasons you noted) and will age out. May take a while. Bottling
will speed t...
Posted in thread: mead tastes terrible almost 2 years later on 07-01-2014 at 04:08 AM
Yes, campden tabs. It helps prevent oxidation and infections. I always add the recommended
amount into my bottling bucket before bottling. Usually the same amount that I had already put
in during the ...
Posted in thread: Ames Farm BOMM on 07-01-2014 at 03:56 AM
Loveofrose, I am also in the Dallas area, Have you found a good local source of honey in our
area that is reasonably priced? Just picked up a couple packs of wyeast 1388 from the wine
makers toy store...
Posted in thread: mead tastes terrible almost 2 years later on 07-01-2014 at 03:36 AM
Also, if you are saying it is not in bottles and the jug it is in has a lot of head space, then
I would get it in bottles asap (add some sulphite). As long as it doesn't taste oxidized or
Posted in thread: mead tastes terrible almost 2 years later on 07-01-2014 at 03:33 AM
Mead is notorious for taking a long time to age, especially if best practices are not used. You
may find that you open a bottle 6 months from now and it is wonderful or it may still be awful
a year fr...
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 04-16-2014 at 06:57 AM
Just some observations from making 4 batches of this stuff. My first batch made with Costco
fresh pressed apple juice was just ok. Had a real pungent sour aftertaste and only became
drinkable after 6 ...