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Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 12-02-2013 at 04:11 PM
What yeast would you recommend for bottle conditioning? I've gotten a request for a
lightly-sparkling mead.Should I use pasteur champagne, or will that ferment sugars that were
beyond the reach of the...
Posted in thread: Degassing/Nucleation Site? on 11-08-2013 at 03:59 AM
I had a funny thought while reading one of the other threads which mentioned the need to degas
a fermenting mead. Since a 5-gallon carboy weighs at least 44 pounds at the beginning of
Posted in thread: Quince Melomel on 11-01-2013 at 09:10 PM
I'm looking for the flavor of the cooked fruit anyway, and since I don't have the kind of
equipment that I'd need to get the juice out (i.e., a cider press), cooking the fruit makes the
most sense. I ...
Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 11-01-2013 at 08:59 PM
If you want to calculate the finished %ABV, you'll have to do the calculation in two steps,
since you added sugar twice.I'm glad to hear that it works for melomels; have you tried this
with raspberry ...
Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 11-01-2013 at 03:47 AM
Has anyone tried this recipe for a base mead to be turned into a melomel later? I've
occasionally found myself at farmers markets and U-pick orchards wishing I had some show mead
ready for secondary.J...
Posted in thread: Quince Melomel on 11-01-2013 at 03:35 AM
Hello,Quinces are one of my favorite fall fruits, and while eating some quince pie the other
day it occurred to me that a quince melomel would be quite tasty.The only problem with quinces
is that they...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin Graff Experiment on 10-23-2013 at 11:44 PM
I'm thinking about doing a pumpkin mead (with honey instead of DME); how much DME did you add?
I'm curious to know how this will turn out. Did you add pectic enzyme?
Posted in thread: 4 Amber Waves of Grain--Insane Wheat Beer on 09-29-2013 at 02:24 PM
I was thinking of doing a "2 step pilsner mash" as found in Beersmith; do you think that'll be
necessary or should I just do a single step and hope for the best?
Posted in thread: Rhubarb Beer on 09-28-2013 at 02:35 AM
Strange as it sounds, a rhubarb dunkelweizen might be pretty tasty? Those tend to have some
sweetness to spare, and the tart fruitiness might go well with the banana/chocolaty flavors.
Posted in thread: 4 Amber Waves of Grain--Insane Wheat Beer on 09-28-2013 at 02:29 AM
So one day for whatever reason "America The Beautiful" was stuck in my head, and when I came to
the "for amber waves of grain" line it occurred to me that perhaps I should make a recipe that
would do ...