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Posted in thread: Sulphur stink on 04-13-2014 at 01:19 AM
O2 and carb stone is good. I use a hand mixer and stir it at high speed. Mix the hell out of
it. Lots of splashing. This only works in a plastic bucket. Glass carboys are hard to oxygenate
unless you ...
Posted in thread: Sulphur stink on 04-12-2014 at 09:01 PM
After attending several sessions addressing this very issue at Cidercon I came away with some
valuable tips. Aerate several times a day until 1/3 to 1/2 of the sugar is consumed. This has
the added ef...
Posted in thread: How to clone mead on 01-06-2014 at 01:39 AM
S-05 will work great. I like to do a modified SNA. 1/2 of nutrients at pitching yeast and 1/2
at 1/3 sugar depletion. Aerate each day up to 1/3 sugar depletion. Keep temps in low to mid
60s. I rehydra...
Posted in thread: How to clone mead on 01-05-2014 at 01:11 PM
And, yes, this will need much less time conditioning because 1. Lower alcohol means less stress
on yeast 2. You are covering any off flavors with juice from backsweetening and any spices you
Posted in thread: How to clone mead on 01-05-2014 at 01:07 PM
It is lightly carbonated from force carbonation in a brite tank. Federal excise taxes jump
greatly over 2 volumes of CO2 so that's why the carbonation is light. You don't have that
limitation so you c...
Posted in thread: Interested in making a 'session' mead on 12-31-2013 at 10:45 PM
Tips for retaining residual sugar? Do you backsweeten?
Posted in thread: Interested in making a 'session' mead on 12-30-2013 at 12:17 PM
How about some tips then Bruce?
Posted in thread: Degassing on 10-13-2013 at 03:22 PM
I've always thought of degassing and aeration as two different processes. I aerate by using a
hand mixer and I run it at the surface and splash the hell out of it. As fermentation continues
I do his u...
Posted in thread: New Meadery startup in Northern Michigan on 02-04-2013 at 08:57 PM
Were you looking at the spot where the old French Bulldog was? That is a great spot...too bad,
you could catch a lot of overflow and complimentary traffic. But I'm excited as I spend a lot
of time up ...
Posted in thread: New Meadery startup in Northern Michigan on 02-01-2013 at 08:21 PM
Right next to Shorts?Not right next to it but a couple miles down the road in the country. We
won't have a tasting room at first so we'll only be able to sell to stores and distributors.
Our first mis...