Last Activity:07-18-2011 4:38 PM
Posted in thread: What to look for in a Melomel? on 07-17-2011 at 07:28 PM
Thanks :)One of the great benefits of home brewing is the creativity you can have. I tasted it
this weekend and it's coming along great, I used peach syrup that I had canned last year, and
Posted in thread: Raspberry Melamel (Bronze Medal winner at 2010 Great Arizona Homebrew Competition) on 07-15-2011 at 06:45 PM
Cyser and pyment are subsets of melomel, like apples and grapes are fruit, but not all fruit
are apples and grapes. Tea in mead makes it a metheglin, but I'm not sure what you call a
metheglin mixed w...
Posted in thread: What to look for in a Melomel? on 07-15-2011 at 03:47 PM
Thanks!I've been looking around Got Mead for about a month now and have found a lot of info.
Ya, I know I have to bottle and age, patients is a virtue I guess. I figure this batch will be
ready by Chr...
Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 07-15-2011 at 03:33 PM
Are you sure it isn't acetobacter forming a mother culture?Did some research. Doesn't look like
a typical aceto culture, but, because I added the vinegar, it probably skipped the calcium
Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 07-15-2011 at 06:33 AM
Alright, it's been two weeks, and I've noticed something pretty crazy. Apparently, (no idea how
this happened) the juniper berries, which were floating on top, have formed a jelly that covers
the top ...
Posted in thread: What to look for in a Melomel? on 07-15-2011 at 06:03 AM
Hey guys, I recently started my first mead, (strawberry/peach) and was wondering what I should
be looking for in my final product. I can imagine there is a lot of depth here, but I'm
clueless as what ...
Posted in thread: Strawberry Brandy on 07-15-2011 at 05:45 AM
From what I've gathered, brandy is normally a distilled wine. Wouldn't fortifying an existing
wine be a tad redundant? That being said, there's a strawberry-liquor type recipe at which
Posted in thread: Cucumber Cider? on 07-11-2011 at 05:49 PM
Alright, my idea was to use the melons to sweeten my cucumber juice, melons and bananas have
high sugar levels after all, without an acidic or citric bite. I'm using Stayman apples, home
grown. I thin...
Posted in thread: Cucumber Cider? on 07-11-2011 at 03:51 PM
I dunno. If they're sweet, I guess something might happen. A cucumber here must be pretty damn
different to over there though. Here they are pretty much all water?You're right, they are
still only 80-...
Posted in thread: Hello from Kansas City on 07-11-2011 at 05:48 AM
Thanks! I was just looking at them actually. About 15 minutes from my house, (I'm close to the