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Posted in thread: Bypass Kegerator Thermostat (install STC 1000) on 05-25-2016 at 02:24 AM
What wire gauge do you use for this job? Is 14 AWG ok?
Posted in thread: Maple "mead" or "wine" or "alcohol" on 04-16-2016 at 03:06 AM
Interesting, by that logic no one should ever get methanol poisoning... But they do. Methanol
is naturally produced in any alcohol fermentation, and as little as 10ml is a toxic dose.
Ethanol is a nat...
Posted in thread: Maple "mead" or "wine" or "alcohol" on 04-15-2016 at 05:13 PM
Yeah, that's not correct, but you go for it!To my knowledge, pectin will indeed increase the
amount of methanol produced by fermentation. Fermentation of a must that contains no pectin
will produce me...
Posted in thread: Maple "mead" or "wine" or "alcohol" on 04-15-2016 at 05:07 PM
Yes, but it makes it much easier to get to a dangerous dose.According to that logic, no one
should ever drink an alcoholic beverage that is more than 5%. You know, drinking wine at 10%
makes you twice...
Posted in thread: Degassing mead on 04-15-2016 at 04:45 PM
I thought that waiting in secondary for a few months would do the trick, but I’ve never
done a non-carbonated brew before the mead I’m doing right now.So degassing seems pretty
Posted in thread: Potassium sorbate in a sweet mead - Is it necessary? on 03-29-2016 at 08:35 PM
In addition, since we're coming out of Winter, I'd strongly recommend stabilizing your meads
that have residual sugars in them, even if they've been dormant all winter. Just a few degrees
can be enoug...
Posted in thread: How much nutrient to add? Should I trust Wyeast? on 03-24-2016 at 07:55 PM
If anyone read this thread in the future, here is the answer Wyeast sent me about their wine
nutrient.Hi XXXXX, 1/2Tsp is a baseline that was determined for wine fermentations. Mead is a
Posted in thread: Wyeast nutrient vs DAP/Fermaid on 03-24-2016 at 07:49 PM
I sent an email to Wyeast asking them a question about this nutrient in mead. Here is the
answer:Hi XXXXX,1/2Tsp is a baseline that was determined for wine fermentations. Mead is a
different beast, an...
Posted in thread: Yeast issues and perhaps temperature? on 03-19-2016 at 01:30 PM
Did you aerate the must at least once a day in the initial stages of fermentation (the first
1/3)?I'm using the same yeast right now. I aerate twice a day. I pitched 60 hours ago and the
airlock has 1...
Posted in thread: How Many Gallons of Mead 2016! on 03-19-2016 at 01:08 PM
Sweet mead222 + 5 = 227