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Forum: Mead Forum 06-13-2011, 04:56 AM
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Views: 4,973
Posted By 1Brotherbill
3 Dog might be right about pitching. I tried...

3 Dog might be right about pitching. I tried this and my end product is sweet. Also, fermentation takes about forever and a day to finish out. So in the future if I do this again. I would back...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-15-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By 1Brotherbill
One gallon Carboys are about 4 dollars at the HBS.

One gallon Carboys are about 4 dollars at the HBS.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-11-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,973
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Nottingham Yeast and Mead

Way back when I got into this hobby. (About a year ago). I wanted to make nothing but Meads. But since then I have gotten hooked on beers. So back to the start. I want to make a perfect Mead or...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-11-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Boing! When I first read that I thought it said...

Boing! When I first read that I thought it said 4 1/2 pounds. Gallons! Holy moly.

Since your SWMBO would like a sweet drink be careful with the cherries. You might get a sour flavored...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-13-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Snow Storm Ruined My Braggot

So my Braggot was sitting on the counter on Friday it was done bubbling on Thursday. So I figured I would bottle it on Friday. Well I didn't get around to it. Then comes gigantic Blizzard on...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-22-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 95,594
Posted By 1Brotherbill
User name on Cityprofile is 1Brotherbill. ...

User name on Cityprofile is 1Brotherbill.

So let me know when I win.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-02-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,122
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Need an update on this idea.

Need an update on this idea.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-15-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By 1Brotherbill
I could be wrong on this but Krausen means that...

I could be wrong on this but Krausen means that gas is escaping from your bottles. In order for a Krausen to form you have to have the ability for pressure to escape.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-11-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Woodchuck Clone

Ok my girlfriend is hooked on Woodchuck. Well actually not hooked but she will drink this over others. So the question does anyone have a recipe that will give me a close resemblance of a Woodchuck...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-11-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Just boil the malt like your making beer then add...

Just boil the malt like your making beer then add the honey after it's done boiling.

I know this is nit picking but a braggot has more honey than malt. Otherwise it's just a beer with honey in...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-11-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,122
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Centrifugal Honey Extractor would work for this...

Centrifugal Honey Extractor would work for this wouldn't it. Maybe even a salad spinner might work. Just slice the packs and toss them in and give them a spin. I bet that honey is pretty thin...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-07-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,122
Posted By 1Brotherbill
What an ecological disaster. But since it's...

What an ecological disaster. But since it's already packaged why not put it to use instead of the company tossing it at exp date. I wonder what it will turn out to taste like. Maybe you could...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-07-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,301
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Did you smoke this stuff or what? If you...

Did you smoke this stuff or what?

If you make a braggot are you going to use hops?

Also what color was the honey?
Forum: Cider Forum 06-22-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Be thankful. I could have smelled and tasted...

Be thankful. I could have smelled and tasted like the north end of a south bound mule. That's what I ended up with.
Forum: Mead Forum 05-28-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,005
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Ok I know not a mead but there might be a point...

Ok I know not a mead but there might be a point here. When I was a kid my parents made rootbeer every summer. Now what they did was mix sugar extract and yeast with about five gallons of water. I...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-12-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By 1Brotherbill
I'm not worried about the infection aspect it's...

I'm not worried about the infection aspect it's the few ounces of Oxy Clean in the batch now. I read online that it is made from Sodium Percarbonate which breaks down in water to Hydrogen Peroxide...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-12-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Fatal Mistake

So I bottled one batch of a braggot today. I realized at the end that when I was cleaning everything before hand I'm not entirely sure that I rinsed out the raking tube and hose or even put it in...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-26-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,178
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Technically not a braggot. However, to...

Technically not a braggot.

However, to answer the question as best as I know how. I would say that since you racked it multiple times the yeast might be done. Then again maybe not it's hard to...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-13-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Grenadine as a back sweetner

I have a cherry apple cider cooking away right now. The question I have is if I have add a sweetner would this work and is there enough sodium benzate in the grenadine or do I have to add campden...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-13-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,830
Posted By 1Brotherbill
How would you know? This has me wondering about...

How would you know? This has me wondering about one of my batches now. What makes you think it's an infection? Just because it started bubbling again. You did rack it onto a sugar source. So...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-31-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Braggot gone wrong

So I wanted to make my second Braggot over the weekend.

2 lbs honey, 1.5 lbs DME, .5 gallons water at a boil to mix the DME and Honey, 1 gallon cold water, American Ale yeast.

All went fine...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-26-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,839
Posted By 1Brotherbill
I'm thinking the best way to get what you want is...

I'm thinking the best way to get what you want is to use a non fermentable sugar to bring the sweetness factor. However, it won't be the all honey no fillers idea that you want. Something like...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-22-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By 1Brotherbill
There is a few different things to look at here. ...

There is a few different things to look at here. Braggots should run greater than 50% honey for fermentables. Also they tend to not have hops in them. Be that as it may you can add hops if you...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-25-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,418
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Vanilla Beans

How much fermentalble material is in a vanilla bean? I put one vanilla bean in the secondary of one of my batches and I noticed today that the yeasties are going crazy on the vanilla bean parts.
Forum: Introductions 02-22-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 338
Posted By 1Brotherbill
Anoka here. Just started and trying to convince...

Anoka here. Just started and trying to convince the SWMBO that I need more room for my addiction. Thinking that the basement might be a good beer cave for me.
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