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Forum: Mead Forum 10-01-2010, 03:43 PM
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Posted By dasBuhbuh
i just found the little packet. 1/2 tsp yeast...

i just found the little packet. 1/2 tsp yeast nutrient, 1/4 tsp yeast energizer.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-19-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dasBuhbuh
In the kits, Northern Brewer gives you 4 packets...

In the kits, Northern Brewer gives you 4 packets of "Curt and Kathy's yeast nutrient blend" that I want to say is 3/4 oz + 1/2 oz for FermK and DAP but I have been searching for the stupid little...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-14-2010, 01:14 AM
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Posted By dasBuhbuh
well, why would "plastic" be a flavor prevalent...

well, why would "plastic" be a flavor prevalent in a green mead? the first one is going on....11 months of aging now? almost a year and it just seems to taste worse. i realize that when you brew,...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-13-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dasBuhbuh
1) I made it them during the colder months and...

1) I made it them during the colder months and they were kept consistently in the mid 60s.
2) Its more like I'm chewing on the Ale Pail bucket - less like rubber/medicinal and more like the taste of...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-13-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dasBuhbuh
Rudesheimer, Narbonne, and Wyeast Sweet Mead...

Rudesheimer, Narbonne, and Wyeast Sweet Mead respectively.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-13-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dasBuhbuh
plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads

so I have made 3 meads over the past year, all from Northern Brewer. the first was their artisinal semi-sweet. It tastes thin and plastic-y - nothing like commerical meads i have tried. the second...
Forum: Brew Science 08-09-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,125
Posted By dasBuhbuh
proof is a throwback to when they would proof by...

proof is a throwback to when they would proof by gunpowder. the higher the proof, the larger the flame, and the faster the gunpowder lit. i think that 80 proof is minimum to light. According to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By dasBuhbuh
It is for this reason we always perform a "happy...

It is for this reason we always perform a "happy yeast" dance to appease the little yeasties.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-09-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,002
Posted By dasBuhbuh
I agree. Most of those sites, RB and BA...

I agree. Most of those sites, RB and BA specifically, consider high abv or rare beers to be far superior to any other brew. its really depressing. i mean, i used to write a beer column for a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-09-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,499
Posted By dasBuhbuh
I recall a time when driving through Bumble****,...

I recall a time when driving through Bumble****, I stopped in a bar for a late lunch. Iasked what beer they had on tap and they responded with "we ain't got none of that ******-beer, if that's what...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-04-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By dasBuhbuh
i like how my girlfriend describes mead (at least...

i like how my girlfriend describes mead (at least the ones i have made/purchased) - "i keep expecting the tangy acidity of wine, but it never comes" which i think is her way of saying its wine but...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-03-2010, 04:28 PM
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Posted By dasBuhbuh
Just corked my first wine...

So, for Mother's day, I figured I would get Mom in on the hobby. She tries everything I make and (like a supportive mother would) says it always tastes great. Well, I got her a wine kit (Norther...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-19-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By dasBuhbuh
i drink all mistakes. you learn pretty quick that...

i drink all mistakes. you learn pretty quick that way. if they dont appear to improve with age, they still inevitably get ingested.

right now, i have my first batch of mead that i mistakenly used...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-29-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By dasBuhbuh
well, smacking the wyeast thing proofs it. its...

well, smacking the wyeast thing proofs it. its not a starter but it does show viability at least.

i believe the kit had 4 pouches of nutrient blend to stagger. im gonna let it do its thing now...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-28-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By dasBuhbuh
as always, revvy, your comments are welcome....

as always, revvy, your comments are welcome. thanks!

i just wasnt sure if there was much difference since its a wine yeast.

yeast is yeast - good enough for me.
Forum: Mead Forum 10-28-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By dasBuhbuh
oh, its not a dry yeast. i saw the bit about...

oh, its not a dry yeast. i saw the bit about rehydrating dry yeast but since its one of the wyeast smack packs, i felt i should ask just to clarify. its a riesling type wine yeast i think... anyway....
Forum: Mead Forum 10-28-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By dasBuhbuh
yeast starter

Ok so, I know from beer that I usually use a starter with those Wyeast Activator packs if the beer is above 1.06, give or take. Well, how about with mead?

Ive got 12lbs of honey for 5 gallons....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-26-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 148
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Posted By dasBuhbuh
Hookah with my girlfriend ocassionally. cloves...

Hookah with my girlfriend ocassionally. cloves every once in a while. the obama thing is kinda dumb. ban all flavors except menthol which is the most popular and comparatively the cheapest? bah. you...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-19-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By dasBuhbuh
once i get the process down, thats the plan -...

once i get the process down, thats the plan - thanks!
Forum: Mead Forum 10-18-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By dasBuhbuh
once more into the breach.

So yea. I've been brewing beer for exactly one year now. I've always had a fascination with mead, but could never find it in liquor stores. a while back they had some at medieval times but that was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-07-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By dasBuhbuh
sam is one crazy dude. he spent something like a...

sam is one crazy dude. he spent something like a couple million dollars to have a 10k gallon aging barrel made out of that wood.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-07-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By dasBuhbuh
amazon had a recommendation for a fiction book...

amazon had a recommendation for a fiction book about beer...cant remember it....probably that drawing of the dark one just mentioned. i could see it being interesting.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-07-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,020
Posted By dasBuhbuh
yea. just the idea of dealing with that much...

yea. just the idea of dealing with that much fermenting beer terrifies and yet, still intrigues me.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-05-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,055
Posted By dasBuhbuh
there are a few breweries out there that already...

there are a few breweries out there that already do something like this. some breweries dont brew their own beer (so i guess they arent breweries...) and just contract the actual brewing out to an...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-30-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,408
Posted By dasBuhbuh
yea i kind of eyeball crush them a second time. ...

yea i kind of eyeball crush them a second time.

there is a definite difference between NB's crushed vs. whole grains, but the crushed ones are really not crushed ENOUGH.
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