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Posted in thread: Step Feeding on 06-07-2013 at 02:05 AM
I second saramc, add honey at the 1/3 drop - this is the best time, because the yeast should be
rolling and no longer need O2, and they have usually reached most of their saturation limits of
Posted in thread: Racked mead now there is a lot head space on 06-07-2013 at 02:01 AM
I've never had an issue with head space, just be sure to purge the carboy with CO2 or another
neutral gas like Argon. Nitrogen will work too, but the other two are heavier than O2 so they
will layer o...
Posted in thread: Crazy Double Stuck Fermentations... on 06-07-2013 at 01:18 AM
Yea, if I had known the amount of math necessary I might not have done the refractometer, but I
am ultimately happy with it - I certainly learned a lot in the lost month on my hunt to fix a
Posted in thread: Crazy Double Stuck Fermentations... on 06-04-2013 at 03:18 PM
Deadfall - yea, by all means don't be dissuaded from making mead! It's usually a very easy and
straight-forward process that results in some amazing product. In fact, this batch was right-on
Posted in thread: Crazy Double Stuck Fermentations... on 06-04-2013 at 01:14 AM
Okay, well, it is always the one thing you don't consider. I feel like a complete idiot....This
was also the first time I used Brix - I have been a solid hydrometer guy up until then. But I
Posted in thread: Crazy Double Stuck Fermentations... on 05-31-2013 at 03:38 PM
Yea, my first re-pitch I made a starter of K1-V1116 and added some of the must before pitching,
but I'll admit I didn't wait an hour, just about 20 minutes. It was on a stir plate and still
Posted in thread: Crazy Double Stuck Fermentations... on 05-31-2013 at 03:59 AM
I have two large batches of meads (spread out in 5 carboys). I made the two batches separately,
about a week apart. Each started with a yeast starter and dry yeast re-hydrated with Go-Ferm. I
Posted in thread: Step Feeding and Dilution Equation on 04-26-2013 at 04:28 PM
In the end, if you know the total quantity of fermentables and the total volume, you should be
able to take a initial and final gravity reading to determine remaining sugars and have an
accurate abv, ...
Posted in thread: Can You Name These Hops? on 04-19-2011 at 05:01 PM
Oh, Good point! They deserve to be named properly, and treated like ladies!
Posted in thread: Can You Name These Hops? on 04-19-2011 at 04:09 PM
I was thinking perhaps Edwardo and Frank, but "Big Jim" has a good ring to it too.Cheers!