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Forum: Mead Forum 01-10-2012, 12:25 PM
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Posted By paddy711
thanks for all the help

thanks for all the help
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2012, 05:43 PM
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Posted By paddy711
alright i got my notes out and this is all the...

alright i got my notes out and this is all the info i have on the situation. I started with a 5 gallon carboy and added 17.5 lbs of clover/wildflower honey pitched a d47 yeast and must was at 81...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-06-2012, 02:37 PM
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Posted By paddy711
ive tried everything...... help help help

long story short i have 5 one gallon batches of mead that have been in stuck fermentation for almost a year. i have seriously tried everything from adding fruit, adding ec 1118 yeast and nutrient to...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 12-10-2011, 02:54 PM
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Posted By paddy711
I hate to clean them by hand it sucks, so give me...

I hate to clean them by hand it sucks, so give me one please.
Forum: Mead Forum 10-10-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By paddy711
oh yea sorry its 1.048, i think what i am going...

oh yea sorry its 1.048, i think what i am going to do is add 2.5 gals of cider and a few raisins turn this into a three gallon batch and add the ec-1118, i would do 5 but i already have fifteen...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-09-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By paddy711
not sure if this is a mead question or a cider question

i also posted this in the cider forum but not really sure who to ask

don't know what the outcome will be but i have a about a half gallon of mead i made 9 months ago and i think it is in a stuck...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-09-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By paddy711
making a half cider half mead concoction

don't know what the outcome will be but i have a about a half gallon of mead i made 9 months ago and i think it is in a stuck fermentation because the gravity is at 1.48 i tried drinking some of it...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-20-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By paddy711
i need to bring this thread back because i think...

i need to bring this thread back because i think my meads are dieing.

i used my drill to stir the meads with a homemade whip, it worked great and got some good aeration going. then i took...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-03-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By paddy711
i have been stirring my two carboys three times a...

i have been stirring my two carboys three times a day for the last two days as advised. i took a gravity reading from both and one has dropped ten points and the other has dropped 20 points in the...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By paddy711
sorry one more question would it be a good idea...

sorry one more question would it be a good idea to add potassium bicarbonate to raise the ph levels, i have never done this and i don't know much about it. i just think i read that the ph needs to be...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By paddy711
ok so i will stir it for the next 4 or 5 days and...

ok so i will stir it for the next 4 or 5 days and take another reading then. do you think i need to add anymore nutrients before the 1/2 sugar break to compensate for the co2.

and thanks for the...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By paddy711
i think i have slow fermentation

This is first time making mead and i have a six and a five gallon carboy fermenting in primary. i pitched the yeast in both of them on Tuesday(six days ago) and they have only dropped from 1.132og to...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-26-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,852
Posted By paddy711
wow just gave my six gallon carboy a good shake...

wow just gave my six gallon carboy a good shake and when i put it down it blew the stopper off the top like a bottle rocket and over flowed with foam. next time im gonna be a little gentler so i...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-26-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By paddy711
ok cool, thanks for all the help in both of my...

ok cool, thanks for all the help in both of my threads
Forum: Mead Forum 01-26-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,852
Posted By paddy711
how often do you stir when its in primary

how often do you stir when its in primary
Forum: Mead Forum 01-26-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By paddy711
should i shake it a couple times today do you...

should i shake it a couple times today do you think that will help get things going
Forum: Mead Forum 01-26-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,852
Posted By paddy711
to degas or not to degas that is the question

I am new to making mead and have been looking all over this forum and the internet for a simple answer. some people say degas some say no need to degas, some say it is just as important as nutrient...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-26-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By paddy711
i got a problem...need alittle help please

I made four different batches of mead yesterday and one out of the four is not fermenting yet. it has been close to 19 hours since i pitched the yeast and nothing in the airlock. What i did was...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-19-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,633
Posted By paddy711
thanks for all the help, i have never tried...

thanks for all the help,

i have never tried mead before but it sounds pretty tasty and im a big fan of alcohol so i figured it would be fun to make. i am new to making homemade booze but after...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-19-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,633
Posted By paddy711
Is it a bad idea to mix cheap honey with expensive honey

I have never made mead before and i am going to make two batches (a total of 11 gallons) in a few weeks. The first is just a traditional mead, the second is going to be a melomel. Good quality...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-13-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By paddy711
thanks that really helps me alot, appreciate it

thanks that really helps me alot, appreciate it
Forum: Cider Forum 01-12-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By paddy711
thanks, i did take an og reading from the 6...

thanks, i did take an og reading from the 6 gallon carboy but i didn't write it down i just remember thinking it would ferment out over 10%, i wasn't really to worried about the alcohol i just...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-12-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By paddy711
I thought cider was supposed to be easy...whats going on here

This is the first time making cider so im a little unsure about what is going on. I made three batches of cider using their existing wild yeast. i mixed all three up on 11/16/10 i used all the same...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-17-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By paddy711
Yea i have plenty of room in the top of my...

Yea i have plenty of room in the top of my carboys so i think i am a go.

Thanks for the help, i would be kicking myself if i ruined these tasty tasty beverages.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-16-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By paddy711
my cider is fermenting and i need to move it to my new house

Just mixed a few batches of cider on 11/14 the natural yeast is really taking off now but i am closing on a house i bought and i need to move it to its new home. Will i harm it in any way if i take...
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