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Posted in thread: There're seeds in my beer! on 01-02-2013 at 09:26 AM
So I did it. I dry-hopped for the very first time. The smell after I opened secondary was
AMAZING! I've never made such a hoppy beer. I'm excited to see what comes of it.My concern is
that I've notice...
Posted in thread: Novice meader needs help - specks and swirly stuff in secondary on 11-24-2011 at 12:00 PM
It's a traditional mead. I used 15 lbs of blackberry honey, water, and 1 packet of Lalvin D-47
wine yeast which I proofed before pitching.It fermented really well and although it was warm
(around 70F ...
Posted in thread: Novice meader needs help - specks and swirly stuff in secondary on 11-24-2011 at 05:49 AM
Thanks guys!Any thoughts on separating the mead from that stuff or do you think it will settle
Posted in thread: Skyrim and Mead on 11-23-2011 at 11:10 PM
Am I the only one on this forum that plays video games and is really excited to see the
prevalence of mead in the new Elder Scrolls V Skyrim? Hell, you can even visit a meadery. It's
one of the first ...
Posted in thread: Novice meader needs help - specks and swirly stuff in secondary on 11-23-2011 at 09:49 PM
Hello everybody!So it has been almost three months since I started my mead. I transferred to
secondary after 1 month and it has already cleared up quite a bit. I'm really quite pleased
Posted in thread: What I learned about brewing with spruce on 09-27-2011 at 06:04 AM
Hi Shawn!Do you think breaking or scoring the needles would help the oils emerge from the
spruce tips? I'm hoping to make an ale for the colder weather and I want a pretty strong spruce
or pine presen...
Posted in thread: Chi-town beginner on 09-11-2011 at 06:12 AM
Wear a jacket and don't use yellow snow to cool your wort.- Welcome!Best advice ever!
Posted in thread: Chi-town beginner on 09-07-2011 at 05:44 PM
Hello from Chicago!My interest was sparked this past year by some friends that brew and now
that I live within bicycling distance between two ingredient/equipment stores I've made the
leap into homebr...
Posted in thread: 1st time meader has fermentation question on 09-06-2011 at 07:45 PM
I used Lalvin D47 dry yeast. I pitched a concoction of 2tbs yeast energizer and 2 tbs yeast
nutrient right before pitching the yeast.Should I add more nutrient at any certain increment.
Posted in thread: 1st time meader has fermentation question on 09-06-2011 at 07:04 AM
Hi All!I'm new to the scene and had a question.I'm making a traditional mead. 5 gals with about
14.5 lbs of blackberry honey. My OG was 1.123 after i corrected for the temperature.
Fermentation began ...