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Forum: Mead Forum 11-30-2008, 09:21 AM
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Posted By BigStone777
Seems they will work well for me, because i can...

Seems they will work well for me, because i can get an import beer here from Belgium, which is good beer anyway, and then after i have guzzled down 2 cases or so (20 bottles in a case), and...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-20-2008, 12:51 PM
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Posted By BigStone777
carrot cider?

I post this almost jokingly, but i was also wondering opinions... is fresh carrot juice able to be fermented? In theory, could one make carrot mead or carrot cider?
Hm, i might try to make a pint...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-17-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By BigStone777
What about using a double-boiler method? Then its...

What about using a double-boiler method? Then its much easier to control the temp, the honey on the bottom cant get 'burnt', and the maximum temp would be 100 C. I have used this method a bit... the...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-17-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,567
Posted By BigStone777
Use of iodine

Quick question...
If iodine can be used to sterilize equipment, and it can be used to make dirty water into clean drinking water, can it be used in place of campden tablets?
Forum: Mead Forum 11-14-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,703
Posted By BigStone777
Ah yeah, I'm in a place where roasted peanuts...

Ah yeah, I'm in a place where roasted peanuts without extra oil is common. I didn't even think about the fried peanuts being an issue. Peanuts are naturally full of oil anyway, so it will be there...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-14-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,246
Posted By BigStone777
This is what i understand as well. Year to...

This is what i understand as well.

Year to year, the natural yeasts may differ, but at the same time, if the source of apples and location of the fermentation don't change, then its likely to...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-14-2008, 02:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,703
Posted By BigStone777
Uncooked peanuts have a totally different flavor....

Uncooked peanuts have a totally different flavor. Cooked, chopped peanuts taste right, but they are so dense that I'm not sure much flavor would come out of them. The goal isn't to just use up some...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-10-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,189
Posted By BigStone777
Ok, what about boiling the coffee to get rid of...

Ok, what about boiling the coffee to get rid of some of the water, and make it stronger? I'm talking coffee, not leftover grounds...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-10-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,189
Posted By BigStone777
...depending on which coffee you use I guess......

...depending on which coffee you use I guess... hm, is there a coffee extract that could be used maybe? I am thinking more about the honey/ green tea/ ginger thing.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-09-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,189
Posted By BigStone777
Thats actually the method i was thinking of...

Thats actually the method i was thinking of using, so i would be controlling how strong or weak it turns out, rather than guessing. The specific instructions you gave are useful. Thanks. I may do...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-09-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By BigStone777
I have my first Cyser thats about ready to be...

I have my first Cyser thats about ready to be racked for bulk aging... i may add some more honey, maybe also some ginger, cinnamon, and green tea (thinking about boiling those 3 in 1lb of honey, and...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-07-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,600
Posted By BigStone777
So using his theory as an example, would it be...

So using his theory as an example, would it be correct to say that its ok to not add nutrient from the start, as there really are 'some' nutrients in the must... and add some later... would be ok...?
Forum: Mead Forum 11-07-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,670
Posted By BigStone777
I like Wikipedia: Baumé scale - Wikipedia, the...

I like Wikipedia: Baumé scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baumé_scale)
The set i have does have a little booklet with a couple charts in it. I do know that it...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-06-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,670
Posted By BigStone777
Hydrometer

I have a hydrometer i got from the chemical supply store, so in a recent post where i said i don't have a hydrometer... i must confess, i DO have one, but i have no idea how to take a reading from...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-06-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By BigStone777
Chunky Yeasties

As a new guy only been doing this for less than 2 months, naturally i have a lot of questions. Thank you for the help... i bet its nearly as much fun for you as it is for me.

Right now i have 3...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-05-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By BigStone777
good thought, but I racked after the apple pulp...

good thought, but I racked after the apple pulp settled out, then pitched the yeast. It was pretty clear at that point, and not cloudy. There is nothing on the bottom right now except some yeastie...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-05-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By BigStone777
<bigstone777 puts away his whistle and bullhorn> ...

<bigstone777 puts away his whistle and bullhorn>

ok, thanks for the reassurance. I just wasn't sure whats normal or acceptable.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-05-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By BigStone777
Drastic Color Change

Several days ago i started a new batch of cinnamon cyser. The original must smelled and tasted wonderful with strong honey and cinnamon flavors. Tasted a bit like a cinnamon honey stick. The color...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-05-2008, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,600
Posted By BigStone777
Hmm... I was under the impression that yeast in...

Hmm... I was under the impression that yeast in there is constantly eating, reproducing, and dying... so wouldn't adding nutrient/ energizer be fertilizer for the new baby yeasties? Thats just the...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-04-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,600
Posted By BigStone777
Hm, this sounds good to me... I may try it... I...

Hm, this sounds good to me... I may try it... I haven't been using nutrient or energizer at all so far...
If i add the bee pollen now, after fermentation is already rolling strong, will it hurt or...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-04-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,153
Posted By BigStone777
I have read about that... good suggestion, but i...

I have read about that... good suggestion, but i cant get Grape-nuts here... maybe easier to get multi-vitamins, bee pollen, or food-grade chemicals...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-04-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,153
Posted By BigStone777
ah haa thanks for the chemical name. Is that all...

ah haa thanks for the chemical name. Is that all i would need? I can check.
I do have access to bee pollen... is that enough on its own?
How much per liter/ gallon for each of those?

Can i...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-03-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,153
Posted By BigStone777
Other sources for Yeast Energizer and Yeast Nutrient

Can anyone tell me what i can use as yeast energizer and yeast nutrient, if i cant order them directly? Someone mentioned crushed multivitamin?
And what about acid blend?
Forum: Mead Forum 10-29-2008, 04:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,189
Posted By BigStone777
In regard to Coffee Mead... what would happen if...

In regard to Coffee Mead... what would happen if you started out with regular mead, and dumped your leftover coffee in there each day? Ok, every time you mess with the fermenter is a chance of...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-27-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By BigStone777
Ok, I took a look at the yeast washing thing......

Ok, I took a look at the yeast washing thing... yeah, i like that... I shall try it... I'll try to ask again for some yeast. They might even just give me some of the yeast they use... worth a try.
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