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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,
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 10:12 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
Posted in thread: First ever mead batch! - starthistle honey on 10-28-2014 at 04:51 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 02:54 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 03:15 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
Posted in thread: First time mead - hoping for some advice on 10-27-2014 at 03:05 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 08:24 PM
Marry this one...Planning on it!
Posted in thread: Her first homebrew on 10-26-2014 at 08:23 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...