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Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-08-2013, 12:43 AM
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Posted By regulatedhobbyist
thinking about tackling a white grape peach

As I wrote in the title... I'm trying to figure out any improvement upon Jack Keller's white grape peach wine from concentrate. He calls for 2 cans per gallon and 1 1/4 #s sugar. If I wanted to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-06-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
Sorry, I think I'll clarify (pardon the pun). I...

Sorry, I think I'll clarify (pardon the pun). I think I'll give it a couple of weeks undisturbed to see if any more lees falls. Then add sparkeloid. Then at that point how long should I give the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-05-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
How long should I give it?

How long should I give it?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-05-2013, 08:37 PM
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Views: 548
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
Then just follow the instructions right? I'm not...

Then just follow the instructions right? I'm not sure how much lees would still be there, there's awesome color and it didn't seem terribly cloudy, but shining a light through it did show there is a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-05-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
I made March 8. When I racked it there was quite...

I made March 8. When I racked it there was quite a bit of a blackberry colored gunk at the top of the carboy. As far as I can tell it is st dropping some blackish lees
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-05-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
high tannin in blackberry wine

Hey all,

It's been a long while since I've been here. So I started a blackberry wine in March. 4# blackberries/gal. Narbonne yeast, 3# sugar/gal. Og was 1.115 when I started.

Turns out I left...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-11-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
That's the nice thing about home brew. You can do...

That's the nice thing about home brew. You can do whatever you want with it. Bottle it and drink some while the rest of it ages. My general thought is age never hurts. Except in our own bodies. ;)
Forum: Mead Forum 12-09-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
Sorry to hear about your house, that whole sandy...

Sorry to hear about your house, that whole sandy crap is still bugging a lot of people too.

As for your mead, while I am still new, with only a year in and less than 20 gallons, I would repitch...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-08-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
Crap!!!

So according to this thread

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/questions-about-my-upcoming-braggot-354553/

I made my braggot. Well life happened and I have not yet racked it to secondary for...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-28-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
have you checked the FAQ? There is a...

have you checked the FAQ? There is a calculator/excel spreadsheet in there. It is entirely awesome.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-28-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
If in doubt, I've heard you should top off with a...

If in doubt, I've heard you should top off with a similar mead, or maybe even just plain water. The CO2 will eventually disapate. How much space is there?
Forum: Mead Forum 09-28-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
I would leave the primary of both batches alone...

I would leave the primary of both batches alone for at least another week on the braggot, and maybe another two weeks on the blueberry. if you're at a certain point in the ferment, I wouldn't want...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-28-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
I'm wondering if I added too much by chance. If...

I'm wondering if I added too much by chance. If that is the case, would those off flavors then 'drop out' or would I need to maybe figure out a covering flavor?
Forum: Mead Forum 09-28-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
covering off flavors

So I started a traditional back in january. It got stuck, then I added calc carb, repitched, and it completed. Now there is a very bitter taste to the mead. so much that I can't drink it and enjoy...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-17-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
Well, I made it. Everything went ok and I didn't...

Well, I made it. Everything went ok and I didn't burn down the house. However, while I love the smell of the extract as it boiled, my wife did not.

I also learned that hops pellets swell a lot. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-16-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
Would you suggest a different kind of yeast? ...

Would you suggest a different kind of yeast? Where could I find a floc chart or something for beer yeasts? GotMead has one for mead/wine yeasts.what does your final ABV typically come out to?
Forum: Mead Forum 09-16-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
so do you hop yours? the guy at the lhbs looked...

so do you hop yours? the guy at the lhbs looked up an amber braggot and said that target was a 'suggested' hop
Forum: Mead Forum 09-16-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
I just bought a fridge that filters the water,...

I just bought a fridge that filters the water, would this be ok then?
Forum: Mead Forum 09-15-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,044
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
Subscribed

Subscribed
Forum: Mead Forum 09-15-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
Questions about my upcoming braggot

I intend to start a braggot either today or tomorrow. Here's my question, I Don't want to have to buy gallons of spring water just to make batches of mead, braggot, wine, what have you. I know, I...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-29-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
Good to know!

Good to know!
Forum: Mead Forum 08-29-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
rack it, make sure it's cleared (which it...

rack it, make sure it's cleared (which it probably has), once cleared bottle. should taste great! i don't know if sitting on the fruit would do anything to it though.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-18-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
fruit purees

Hey all,

it's been a while since I've been on here. I was thinking, never a good thing, that I could try and use one of those vinter's harvest fruit purees for my next melomel. Does anyone have...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-02-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
Joe's quick grape question

Hey all,

It's been a long while since I've been on here and wanted to do another batch. I wanted to do Joe's quick grape mead in a two gallon batch. Should I just double ingredients or, what would...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,986
Posted By regulatedhobbyist
I was thinking some more along the lines similar...

I was thinking some more along the lines similar to barefoot's sweet red
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