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Posted in thread: NPR - Relax folks, it really is honey after all on 05-15-2013 at 08:15 PM
Yea it's the same with "maple syrup", you rarely see the real deal in most stores today. Lol
today I saw a bottle of syrup labeled, "no high fructose corn syrup" but regular corn syrup was
still the m...
Posted in thread: Bee populations dropping. on 05-15-2013 at 08:11 PM
Nature, and ecology by the same token, is naturally chaotic. The more we try to modify it and
bend it to our will, the more it will misbehave. There are a LOT of variables at play here (not
Posted in thread: NPR - Relax folks, it really is honey after all on 05-15-2013 at 07:51 PM
I've seen some "honey" at a local chain grocer that had corn syrup as its first listed
ingredient. As a hobbyist, I'm ok with paying a little extra for peace of mind and local
support. I'm more likely...
Posted in thread: 1st mead attempt. on 05-08-2013 at 04:35 PM
Depends on how healthy your yeast was/is, how much alcohol there is, etc. You should test on a
sample before you do the whole thing.
Posted in thread: Trouble Shooting Questions. on 04-15-2013 at 01:26 AM
Air temp ok? Should be around 70 Fahrenheit. pH ok? Should be higher than 3.4ish. Preservative
in cider? Cider has to be without sorbate.It's also early, sometimes it takes a couple days if
Posted in thread: Low Quality Honey = Low Quality Mead on 04-07-2013 at 04:20 PM
Cheap honey converted to alcohol is still alcohol, you could always backsweeten with a higher
quality to get the subtlety. The big problem is that cheap honey is usually sourced from
outside the USA, ...
Posted in thread: Wyeast Trappist 3787 is ridiculous! on 01-19-2013 at 10:50 AM
I recently brewed an 1.100 (dark strong-ish) with 3787 and I had beer on the ceiling from it
:-( evidently 4 days with hose in wasn't quite enough!If I do this recipe again I'm gonna make
sure I filte...
Posted in thread: What did I make? (Or do wrong) on 01-19-2013 at 10:22 AM
I'm actually getting a 1.196 OG after the water was added. (2.5c sugar at 7oz per cup with
total volume of .25 gal) which would kill your yeast more or less.Fermenting just table sugar
will, I read, l...
Posted in thread: First mead, please verify my process? on 01-16-2013 at 09:47 PM
Potassium sorbate = 1/2 tsp per gallon, should say on your container. You don't need to rack
after adding stabilizers. BUT, when using 71b, you should rack when there is a significant
amount of yeast ...
Posted in thread: slow fermentation? on 01-15-2013 at 10:19 AM
Look into "staggered nutrient addition" (commonly abbreviated as SNA). There is a link to some
info in the stickies. It, or at least some staggered variation, is the preferred method these
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