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Forum: Mead Forum 03-05-2006, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By brandonj
Making Tej is an involved process, it's not hops....

Making Tej is an involved process, it's not hops. Read the article on gotmead, it explains everything.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-28-2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By brandonj
Upcoming Cider Experiment

Well this is what I had in mind. I love cider and I love maply syrup so why not make a cider with about two to three pounds of maple syrup? I've made meads with maple syrup and they have never...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-25-2006, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By brandonj
Well you can start that way with equipment or you...

Well you can start that way with equipment or you can do some junkyard brewing as I and my fellow deviants did in high school. Find a jug of apple juice, glass prefered dump some yeast in, put a...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-25-2006, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,789
Posted By brandonj
I believe I saw an article on GotMead...

I believe I saw an article on GotMead (http://www.gotmead.com) about Tej. You might want to try looking through the forums there as well.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-23-2006, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By brandonj
A good idea, some basic equipment will make your...

A good idea, some basic equipment will make your life a lot easier when brewing.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-23-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By brandonj
... you drank live activated yeast? It will...

... you drank live activated yeast? It will start eating your body! :D Nah, it's all good, things will tend to have a yeasty taste to them. Once it settles out the taste should go away.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-23-2006, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By brandonj
Well for one the campden tablets are not needed. ...

Well for one the campden tablets are not needed. Honey is fairly sterile until you dilute it, an odd property it has. The trashcan and trashbag are not going to help you much as the gas will escape...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-22-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,044
Posted By brandonj
Joe's Ancient Orange is rather good. It never...

Joe's Ancient Orange is rather good. It never lasts long for me :tank: . I warn that it breaks some brewing taboo including using bread yeast *gasp* but it has proven itself time and time again so...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-19-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,044
Posted By brandonj
I've tasted some VERY good 14 year old mead. It...

I've tasted some VERY good 14 year old mead. It was sweet and had a high alcohol content but you could never tell until you tried to stand up :drunk: Aging mead is an odd thing as some age very...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-16-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,304
Posted By brandonj
Look on the bright side, if something goes wrong...

Look on the bright side, if something goes wrong and it tastes good... go with it. It could have gone wrong and been horrible.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-16-2006, 05:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By brandonj
Serious Cider

Well I racked over my 5 gallon batch of cider to a secondary carboy a few hours ago... and not to let the leftover go to waste I put some in a large glass and set it in the fridge. This batch was...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-15-2006, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By brandonj
I believe he meant 10-12lbs per five gallon...

I believe he meant 10-12lbs per five gallon batch, though if you check GotMead's forums you'll commonly see 15lbs per 5 gallons.
Cheers
Forum: Mead Forum 02-14-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By brandonj
I haven't had much experience with progressive...

I haven't had much experience with progressive feeding but I hear it can add some odd qualities. Force carbonating should be fine. As for adding sweetness to a finished mead I try not to.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-14-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By brandonj
Your SG with that little honey is only going to...

Your SG with that little honey is only going to be about 1.074... which is very low for a mead which usually is in the range of 1.085 to 1.110. As it is your mead is going to be about 9% AVB and be...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-14-2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By brandonj
10 lbs is a little on the light side for five...

10 lbs is a little on the light side for five gallons of mead. If you want a sweet mead I'd at least go with 15 lbs. If you've never tried making mead before Joe's Ancient Orange...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-13-2006, 02:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,997
Posted By brandonj
It has come out sweet for me. If you read the...

It has come out sweet for me. If you read the thread on GotMead where it's posted people have scaled it up to 2 and five gallon batches with some minor problems due to the oranges. I haven't made...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-11-2006, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,997
Posted By brandonj
Yes, those on the GotMead forum have had success...

Yes, those on the GotMead forum have had success in aging it so it shouldn't hurt to try a bottle or two.
Joe said he had some aged 2 years that was very good. He's guessing it will continue to age...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-11-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By brandonj
Yeah, I racked it to the secondary. Cheers

Yeah, I racked it to the secondary.
Cheers
Forum: Mead Forum 02-11-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,997
Posted By brandonj
Yes I have and it's quite good. I can only...

Yes I have and it's quite good. I can only imagine what it's potential could be but I don't have any left over to age :drunk:

Yeah I did but I haven't yet added the 1 gal batch of cyser, or the...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-11-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,997
Posted By brandonj
I'm a big fan of mead. I have a couple of...

I'm a big fan of mead. I have a couple of batches going right now. Here is a really easy one that probably breaks taboo for many brewers. I saw it and despite my reaction to deviate I followed the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-11-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By brandonj
Maple Wine

maple wine (http://www.gotmead.com/smf/index.php?topic=2089.0)
Some people on the Gotmead forums have been playing with it. I hear the maple/honey mead one made was really good.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-11-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By brandonj
I'd like to, but until I get to the homebrew...

I'd like to, but until I get to the homebrew store and pick up another hydrometer jar I can't test it. I knocked mine over last night and broke it :mad: You're probably right though. I'd just...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-11-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By brandonj
Yeast taking a break

Hey, just noticed my smaller batch of cider has decided to take a break. I've got two batches going, both started about the same time. The larger batch is bubbling away at once every few seconds...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-06-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,516
Posted By brandonj
http://www.ontariograpes.com/icewine.html A...

http://www.ontariograpes.com/icewine.html

A little background on icewine. Personally I love it but it's quite expensive.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-06-2006, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By brandonj
Port like mead?

Just wondering if anyone has ever worked up a batch of mead with port qualities?
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