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Posted in thread: Joe's Quick Grape Mead on 06-14-2013 at 08:52 PM
Backsweetened last night and had yeasty smell and taste. How can I get rid of the smell and
taste?Did you do a secondary? You can also do a cold crash. That will help the yeast settle.
But if its bott...
Posted in thread: Joe's Quick Grape Mead on 06-12-2013 at 07:49 PM
I made this last year and it was a hit! Be cautious as there is a reason Vikings are well known
for making/drinking mead. This stuff is STRONG. Drink a glass and wait. It does not hit you
right off bu...
Posted in thread: Steam for Sanitizing/Cleaning? on 12-06-2011 at 07:10 PM
what about a shark steamer? Im going to try it and ill keep you guys posted on my success or
lack there of. ;)
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 11-23-2011 at 09:19 PM
Any luck with the champagne yeast?Negative :(. I think that i have narrowed down the cause(s).
Please let me know what you folks think:To many lemons - I used a total of 4 for this two
gallon batch. M...
Posted in thread: Southern Sweet Cider on 11-22-2011 at 06:05 PM
will adding the cinnamon extract before pitching the yeast prevent fermentation?I have a
similar brew, but it doesn't seem to have started fermenting and I wonder if it is because I
added the cinnamon...
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 11-22-2011 at 01:02 AM
Just added about a gram of champagne yeast. Hopefully i didn't jump the gun. The more I brew,
the more I realize the importance of patience. A word that starts with 'F' comes to mind. lol
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 11-22-2011 at 12:46 AM
Im having an issue. I hope that someone can help.I made a two gallon batch of this adding about
3 lbs of brown sugar and 4 lemons. I heated about .5 gal of the cider near boiling and
dissolved the bro...
Posted in thread: New to brewing on 11-16-2011 at 09:46 PM
Id say start with beer or cider. Mead demands time to mature (8+ months). Beer and cider can be
drinkable within 2 - 3 weeks. If I were you id go to my LHBS and get a beer making kit. It will
Posted in thread: Joe's Quick Grape Mead on 11-04-2011 at 04:12 PM
Racked it over to secondary. Fermentation seems to have started up again :drunk: The aroma from
the air lock smells much better than before though. I guess I kinda screwed this recipe up. Ill
add a bi...
Posted in thread: Joe's Quick Grape Mead on 11-03-2011 at 04:30 PM
Did you wait to add the potassium sorbate until the fermentation was completed? Don't take my
word to the bank, but I was told to wait to add the sorbate/campden until fermentation was