Last Activity:07-23-2011 2:15 PM
Posted in thread: store bought mead on 05-06-2011 at 10:13 AM
I've become quite partial to a meadery in Portland, ME near my girlfriend's house, called
MeadWorks. They have a fascinating method for their fermentation that I couldn't begin to
describe beyond sayi...
Posted in thread: Any advice on making spicy (as in spicy hot) meads? on 05-05-2011 at 10:30 AM
No. They were giving you looks cause they don't understand what Italian has to do with Spicy
food.hehehe, I was kidding on the pisano :) I generally just tell them not to worry, that I
like it as hot ...
Posted in thread: Any advice on making spicy (as in spicy hot) meads? on 05-04-2011 at 05:03 PM
Oh indeed, I'll post what I use for a recipe and some pics.Actually I decided I'll use a few
for something else. I figure I'll take a bottle of cheap, not too flavorful vodka, pour that
into a jug wit...
Posted in thread: Any advice on making spicy (as in spicy hot) meads? on 05-04-2011 at 03:30 PM
It sounds like this won't be an issue for you, but make sure that you like how chillies/peppers
smell and taste. I tried making a jalapeno capsicumel last July after reading the below thread
on a haba...
Posted in thread: Any advice on making spicy (as in spicy hot) meads? on 05-04-2011 at 02:04 PM
Last night I just couldn't resist and took a nibble. Mind you, I go into Indian restaurants and
essentially tell them "Make it hot for me like you would a Pisano", often getting looks like I
must be a...
Posted in thread: Any advice on making spicy (as in spicy hot) meads? on 05-04-2011 at 12:05 PM
Cheers folks.I just came into possession of a bag filled with Indian ghost peppers (AKA Bhut
Jolokia, 1,041,427 SHU), and while most I'll use in chili and some curries, I got the idea to
try some out ...
Posted in thread: As the Chinese say: Gan bei on 04-25-2011 at 08:38 PM
So this is my first batch in ages, and I have deemed it tasty: this isn't the batch I'd posted
about a month ago which boiled over, that's this one: still sort of bubbling here and there,
not an awf...
Posted in thread: Cheers, first batch of beer in 15 years bottling today. on 04-02-2011 at 03:21 PM
Mornin' folks. Right now my bottles are sitting in a large plastic tub, soaking away in a
sanitizer. I've got 24 old green bottles my grandfather used to use to brew and make root beer
with (quite lov...
Posted in thread: Boil over; How much is "bad"? on 03-18-2011 at 12:23 AM
Thanks all for the support.I had decided since I don't have any home brew quiet yet I would
pick up a bottle of something I hadn't tried, and grabbed a bottle of one of the bourbon cask
brews. After p...
Posted in thread: Boil over; How much is "bad"? on 03-17-2011 at 11:27 PM
Cheers man :)The pat on the back went a long way. Last batch I made way back when turned into
the Great Exploding Bottle Extravaganza, so I may be a tad skittish.