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  • Posted in thread: SG seems to have dropped fast in the past 24 hours. on 09-21-2014 at 01:24 AM
    That is a quick drop, what yeast did you use? I wouldn't worry about it, though. Also, what
    temp are you fermenting at?

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of Mead 2014 Edition! on 09-21-2014 at 01:09 AM
    1 gallon of apple bochet, bochet cyser, whatever.... 918 + 1 = 919Glad to finally be a part of
    home brew talk. Considering that there are many errors in the counting process along the 19
    pages of this...

  • Posted in thread: Home bar/keg chamber/ferm chamber build on 09-19-2014 at 02:29 PM
    Looks amazing. My only concern the AC unit overheating from being enclosed...

  • Posted in thread: Black mold on day old mead on 09-19-2014 at 02:18 PM
    That's a lot of there anyway you can rack - carefully-from beneath the foam into
    a smaller carboy? That looks like you have a 5g batch in a 6.5gal carboy...if you're worried
    about energ...

  • Posted in thread: Honey Help! on 09-19-2014 at 02:00 PM
    I'd agree with Fuelish. It looks like wax, pollen, etc. Rinse the jar out with some warm water
    when making you mead and shake the crap outta the jar to dissolve as much of the honey as
    possible. This ...

  • Posted in thread: Quick Temperature Question on 09-19-2014 at 11:43 AM
    I have made many batches of beer and am making my first wine kit. It's a Merlot. The kit says
    to keep it between 20-25C (68-77F). I noticed my room has been more like 18-19C. Is that gonna
    be an issue...

  • Posted in thread: BlueBerry Melomel on 09-19-2014 at 11:19 AM
    Add more frozen blueberries? Or use a "similar" wine to top up with...I usually make atleast a
    gallon extra with melomels, just to top up with...or, if it is ALOT of headspace a smaller
    carboy could w...

  • Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 09-18-2014 at 12:01 PM
    Any way you could post a pic of it? It could just be yeast falling out of suspension against
    the sides of the carboy...

  • Posted in thread: Stalled Fermentation? on 09-17-2014 at 06:54 PM
    Rack every 60 days or when you have 1/4" or more of lees. I'd add 1/4 tsp kmeta every other
    racking. Repeat until wine is clear.

  • Posted in thread: How do I stop my wine fermenting if I want it sweet or medium? on 09-17-2014 at 01:08 PM
    You cant, at least as a home winemaker you cant.let it ferment and stabilize, then add sugar to
    get the sweetness you want.By stabilize, he means add potassium metabisulfite (also called
    kmeta or camp...