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    ABOUT ME

  • Guitar,hockey,homebrew!
  • SCADA & Instrumentation Designer
  • Clay Tidwell
  • Mostly metal.
  • Burn Notice, Archer, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Twin Peaks
  • History & WW2, political commentaries
  • Knights of the Brown Bottle
  • My childhood memories consist of helping my dad bottle his homebrews, the smell of hops and boiling malt, and siphon tubes strewn across the kitchen floor. Currently using a pretty basic homemade all-grain rig, but it has served me well. Looking forward to move up from bottling to kegging!
  • Black IPA
  • Starthistle Mead
  • Belgian witbier
  • Male
  • In a Relationship
  • Arlington
  • TX

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  • Posted in thread: First ever mead batch! - starthistle honey on 11-17-2014 at 03:46 AM
    Well, I went to my LHBS, which just recently became a bar as well!! (high quality brews and
    growlers to take home!!), and after discussion of the methods of adding bentonite, I decided to
    go with isin...

  • Posted in thread: First ever mead batch! - starthistle honey on 11-13-2014 at 02:49 PM
    Traditionals with lighter honeys, in my experience, take a notoriously longer time to let the
    varietal character pop. Starthistle really needs to drop bright. I'd take it off the lees,
    personally. I'd...

  • Posted in thread: First ever mead batch! - starthistle honey on 11-12-2014 at 04:11 AM
    When you say caustic, do you mean Lye or KOH? I use KOH to adjust pH as it adds potassium but
    no hardness to it. That's the main problem with K2CO3, imo. Most folks that I know that make
    great mead us...

  • Posted in thread: First ever mead batch! - starthistle honey on 10-30-2014 at 11:12 PM
    I personally wouldn't add 5.2 to the must. It will take out what little calcium is available in
    order to buffer the pH. You should be fine without much more effort. I've done a number of
    traditionals ...

  • Posted in thread: First ever mead batch! - starthistle honey on 10-28-2014 at 05:51 AM
    Just added second addition of nutrients and so far looking good so far as I can tell.

  • Posted in thread: First ever mead batch! - starthistle honey on 10-27-2014 at 03:54 PM
    Don't expect it to taste good once it's finished.Thanks for the brutal honesty.Maybe it was a
    little unclear when I said "as delicious as the hydrometer sample." It was merely a hopeful
    statement, I s...

  • Posted in thread: First ever mead batch! - starthistle honey on 10-27-2014 at 04:15 AM
    pitched my first ever batch of mead! Bought a bunch of starthistle honey for this purpose
    almost 2 years ago and just never got around to making it until now.5 gallon batch16.25 lbs of
    Starthistle h...

  • Posted in thread: First time mead - hoping for some advice on 10-27-2014 at 04:05 AM
    Thanks for the advice guys! I just finished pitching actually and set it aside in the closet.
    Unfortunately my LHBS only had the 1118, so I went with that. That being said, my OG turned out
    to be abou...

  • Posted in thread: Her first homebrew on 10-26-2014 at 09:24 PM
    Marry this one...Planning on it!

  • Posted in thread: Her first homebrew on 10-26-2014 at 09:23 PM
    Supporters have access to some private forums called the bone yard. It's pretty much anything
    goes there. There are threads that you can contribute to that provide free lifetime
    access.Ahhhhhh. I used...

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