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Posted in thread: Check out my Lemon-Ginger Mead Recipe... on 02-04-2009 at 11:56 PM
When I make ginger syrup for mixed drinks, I like to toss some peppercorns in to the "tea" for
a little extra zing. Not sure how that'd work in mead, but it'd be worth a try.
Posted in thread: A triumph in homebrewing: juniper-pale-wit on 01-12-2009 at 01:41 AM
The local brew shop had them dried. I'd be interested to try fresh, or better yet, a Finnish
sahti sparged over the boughs. I'm not quite up for all-grain as yet, though, so that could be
Posted in thread: Howdy from Lincoln, NE on 01-12-2009 at 12:09 AM
Just got back into brewing a few months ago after a long hiatus. Since then I've finished a
killer mead, an awfully nice Irish stout, and a juniper-bitter orange-coriander-pale ale
concoction that tas...
Posted in thread: A triumph in homebrewing: juniper-pale-wit on 01-12-2009 at 12:05 AM
I wanted to boast a moment about one of my first real outstanding brews; thanks for bearing
with me.This winter, I wanted to do something with juniper; it sounded festive. But I wanted to
soften the b...
Posted in thread: First Mead and a Sticky Kitchen on 01-11-2009 at 02:22 AM
My usual rule of thumb for fruit meads is 2 lb fruit/gallon of mead, so with that little
blueberries it must have a really lovely delicate flavor. Did you use lowbush (small, sour,
from the northeast)...
Posted in thread: My mead runneth over on 01-11-2009 at 02:19 AM
Thanks guys. I sanitized the cork and airlock, sadly dumping out the mead that had percolated
its way up, and in doing so noticed that the mead had already ebbed back into the neck of the
Posted in thread: My mead runneth over on 01-11-2009 at 12:04 AM
I just racked a batch of elderberry mead into secondary, and the fermenter was a bit full. Sure
enough, within an hour, it was overflowing slightly. (Luckily I had put it in a bucket, so my
floor is a...