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Forum: Mead 03-06-2012, 03:14 PM
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Posted By LightningInABottle
I've bottled 2 batches I started during my sons...

I've bottled 2 batches I started during my sons birth year 2009. The first was a 18% blueberry blossom mead the second a 17.5% blueberry mead. One of the bottles of the blueberry blossom mead that...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-20-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By LightningInABottle
I just picked up a bottle of Plum Melomel made by...

I just picked up a bottle of Plum Melomel made by B Nektar. I got the last bottle and they only released 144 to stores (Plum Market.)

I agree with Fatbloke that most of the commercial meads are...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-23-2011, 10:49 AM
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Posted By LightningInABottle
Reply!

Reply!
Forum: Mead Forum 03-30-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By LightningInABottle
I have seen the honey bears from Bloomfield Hills...

I have seen the honey bears from Bloomfield Hills and wondered where the hives were. Do they own some land near Cranbrook? I graduated from Lahser and grew up in the area. Just curious as to where...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-30-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,564
Posted By LightningInABottle
Honestly I would just drink the whiskey and do...

Honestly I would just drink the whiskey and do something else with my mead. I don't see the point in making a mead that tastes like whiskey when there are so many good whiskeys available.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-23-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By LightningInABottle
Did you ferment this in a one gallon container or...

Did you ferment this in a one gallon container or a larger container? Was that one gallon of water that you added on top of the honey and blackberries or did you put those in and add water up till...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-10-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By LightningInABottle
The pictures I have seen of it in containers make...

The pictures I have seen of it in containers make the honey look very dark. Is it strong flavored like buckwheat honey?
Forum: Mead Forum 03-07-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,911
Posted By LightningInABottle
Actually I don't degass @ all and mine routinely...

Actually I don't degass @ all and mine routinely break the 1/3 point on day 3 or 4. I'm still am not convinced that degassing works untill I see the data. I've followed all the links and still...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-17-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By LightningInABottle
Well this...

Well this http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/beekeeping/8050583/Study-finds-causes-of-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-in-bees.html

combined with this...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-17-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By LightningInABottle
Save the Bees Petition

Sorry if this has been posted before.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_the_bees_usa/?cl=895632274&v=8117
Forum: Mead Forum 02-14-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By LightningInABottle
Classification for contest question

I have a traditional mead that is @ 1.000 gravity but tastes quite sweet when you drink it. In what catagory would I place it in if I decide to enter it into a contest- Dry, Semi-Sweet or Sweet? ...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-12-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By LightningInABottle
I take a fine mesh brew bag and wrap it around my...

I take a fine mesh brew bag and wrap it around my cane. The bag is a long one that extends out of the bucket. This removes 95% of the particles. I rack onto more honey which takes up the extra...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-12-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,545
Posted By LightningInABottle
I just got done bottling a 5 gallon batch that...

I just got done bottling a 5 gallon batch that measured 1.00. It seems much sweeter than most wines that I drink. I prefer dry red wines. It was aged 1 year. I have tasted some dry commercial...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By LightningInABottle
I used constant comment orange tea for a brew and...

I used constant comment orange tea for a brew and it came out very nice. I brewed the tea, removed the bags and dumped it in to top off my primary.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-03-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By LightningInABottle
Thanks for making me look up Sima! You learn...

Thanks for making me look up Sima! You learn something new every day.

I'm thinking you should have put it in the fridge a day sooner than you did. You say you let it ferment a day longer. With...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-03-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,163
Posted By LightningInABottle
You should try making your own and buy some if it...

You should try making your own and buy some if it doesn't turn out they way you want it. Every mead I have made yet, only 9 so far, have been better than anything commercial I have bought.

With...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-30-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By LightningInABottle
For your next high gravity mead try to practice...

For your next high gravity mead try to practice SNA. Use the honey.xls spread sheet to calculate when and how much to put in. I haven't had a high gravity mead get stuck since I have been using it.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-30-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,827
Posted By LightningInABottle
What ever you do, do NOT use manuka honey! :eek:...

What ever you do, do NOT use manuka honey! :eek: blehhhh!
Forum: Mead Forum 12-28-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,163
Posted By LightningInABottle
Silver Anniversary Mead

Open one on your wedding. Keep 25 bottles and open one bottle each year on your anniversary date till you reach your silver anniversary. If you are really ambitious make a double batch and do a...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-10-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,198
Posted By LightningInABottle
Instead of wasting 5 gallons of good cider on...

Instead of wasting 5 gallons of good cider on something that will not end up anywhere near 80 proof, why not buy the real thing? http://www.lairdandcompany.com/products_applebrandy.htm

Note: The...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-02-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By LightningInABottle
Let if ferment out all the way. It should go to...

Let if ferment out all the way. It should go to .096. Then stabalize and backsweeten if you want.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-02-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By LightningInABottle
You are good. The recepie comes out to 1.085...

You are good. The recepie comes out to 1.085 using the honey spread sheet (sometimes the honey doesn't mix evenly and your OG reading may be off) and should come out to %11.2 ABV. Probably no...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-24-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By LightningInABottle
The good part is the end product is 10% ABV and...

The good part is the end product is 10% ABV and is way smoother than an imperial.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-23-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By LightningInABottle
I did a similar batch and used 6lbs of honey for...

I did a similar batch and used 6lbs of honey for a 6 gallons total. I used US-05 and pitched it with out adding any nutrients (like you would normally do with a mead) and it took 2 months to...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-23-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By LightningInABottle
I usually get a gallon of spring water from the...

I usually get a gallon of spring water from the store and top it off up to the part where the carboy next is narrow. It dilutes your overall ABV but prevents your mead from oxidizing.
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