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Posted in thread: Calcium Carbonate vs. Potassium Carbonate vs. Potassium Bicarbonate on 01-29-2010 at 06:08 AM
A Google search will uncover sources if you wish. Potassium carbonate is great - little to no
taste, and very effective.
Posted in thread: Basswood honey? on 01-25-2010 at 02:37 AM
If this is your first show (plain) mead, I would suggest ordering half and half from any of
these: tupelo, sage or orange blossom honey. are nice "simple" honey's that will make a great
Posted in thread: GROUP BREW: Strawberry Mead on 01-24-2010 at 04:02 AM
I just mixed it up really well. Got the strawberries and everything pretty well mixed and an OG
of 1.138. Then I mixed it up again and got an OG of 1.115. Do you guys typically have trouble
Posted in thread: Honey, I hate like hell to even heat it up. on 01-13-2010 at 11:03 PM
I mix honey & water (or must/wort) a pound or 2 at a time in the blender. No heat, great mixing
& super areation. Regards, GF.Huh. This is a good idea! Outside the box, outside the box,
Posted in thread: Honey, I hate like hell to even heat it up. on 01-12-2010 at 04:01 AM
I would say add it during the chill once you're below 140. Keep a lid on it and you won't lose
anything at all.The whole "no heat method" is really about not boiling as far am I'm concerned.
Posted in thread: Questions about making sweeter meads on 01-02-2010 at 04:51 PM
I was looking at the Lalvin 71B-1122 last night and noticed in the datasheet that its says to
pitch 25-40g/hl. At 40g/hl that comes out to 1.5g/gallon. So that means I wouldn't need the
whole pack the...
Posted in thread: Questions about making sweeter meads on 01-02-2010 at 02:57 AM
But the recipe you replied to already says one gallon of apple juice. Or did I miss part of the
conversation?DaveI apologize. My brain took a short vacation. Your recipe looks sound.
Posted in thread: Questions about making sweeter meads on 01-01-2010 at 07:06 PM
You all have convinced me now. I will go with the Sweet Cyser.Sweet Cyser1 gallon apple juice3
lbs honey1 packet 71B-1122 or a Riesling yeast or D-47¾ tsp diammonium phosphate½ tsp Fermaid
KIf one wan...
Posted in thread: Questions about making sweeter meads on 01-01-2010 at 03:13 AM
I have a recipe that uses K1V-1116, which is a heavy hitter. ~18 lbs clover honey (enough to
get it up to a SG of 1.132)2 gallons unsweetened pomegranate juice (no preservatves)1 gallon
Posted in thread: Mead tracking page for students on 12-31-2009 at 06:18 PM
Last years sage honey from Miller's didn't taste spicy or have any particularly notable
flavors. It was just nice.