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  • Posted in thread: mead re-pitch? on 05-16-2009 at 01:08 AM
    Try adding a pinch or to of Epsom salts. It has magnesium in it that yeast likes. Also, try
    stiring and/or shaking it to re-oxygenate it. That worked for me.

  • Posted in thread: Degassing - How many times does it NORMALLY happen? on 05-09-2009 at 02:08 AM
    I put raisins in my batch and have noticed that they continuously rise and fall. It looks to me
    like carbon dioxide from the fermentation collects in the crinkles of the raisins and causes
    them to ris...

  • Posted in thread: Pre-boil the water? on 04-20-2009 at 03:25 AM
    i don't really like the idea of bottled water either... but I use it. I use distilled water I
    get from the grocery store for 69 cents a gallon. If it's distilled, there's nothing in it but
    good ol' H2...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Vigorosity Indicator on 04-18-2009 at 02:55 PM
    Right, and I have a whole bag of stupid rubber bands I'll never use too. Anybody want 'em?

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Vigorosity Indicator on 04-17-2009 at 11:31 PM
    Hey guys, I posted this on my blog today. Hope you enjoy it.Fermentation Vigorosity
    IndicatorFrom my blog: Mead and Things: Fermentation Vigorosity IndicatorSince I started making
    mead in November, 20...

  • Posted in thread: Jalapeno Mead Success on 04-02-2009 at 03:55 AM
    Thank you. I'm very interested in how your Habenero Mead turns out, and how much habenero you
    end up using in the end. I love that pepper!

  • Posted in thread: Jalapeno Mead Success on 04-02-2009 at 02:15 AM
    Well, my first batch of jalapeno mead is ready for bottling. I used a total of 3 Jalapenos. It
    has just enough heat to make it tasty and interesting, but a small enough amount so that most
    anybody cou...

  • Posted in thread: Newby question on 02-04-2009 at 04:51 AM
    I read somewhere that if you can put C02 into the headspace to displace oxygen, it greatly
    reduces the need to minimize headspace as a protection against oxygen.But I'm not exactly sure
    how to do that...

  • Posted in thread: Just used a juicer . . . . on 01-17-2009 at 08:52 PM
    Hmmm... Interesting idea. Maybe I'll use this for the cantaloupe mead I'm having difficulties
    with.Mead Log: Stevo's Cantaloupe Melomel

  • Posted in thread: To Campden or not to Campden on 01-09-2009 at 05:09 AM
    Campden tablets are sulfites. Sulfites give me (and some other people) headaches. I like the
    above idea of adding fruit after the initial fermentation when the alcohol level is high. I've
    only made on...

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