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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-07-2013, 12:14 AM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
Great prizes....hoping I get lucky on one this...

Great prizes....hoping I get lucky on one this year
Forum: Mead Forum 02-01-2013, 08:18 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
Raisins would work, put some in a cup of boiling...

Raisins would work, put some in a cup of boiling water with a plain black tea bag if you have it, let it steep for an hour (this will make a real strong tea as well as give it time to cool down) and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2013, 07:59 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
a picture AND video ....and y'all were busting on...

a picture AND video ....and y'all were busting on a guy for using cheap buckets for fermenting, this takes it to a whole new level


edit: and whilke I am all for innovation and new...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-01-2013, 04:47 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
I made tropical melomel with pineapple, coconuts,...

I made tropical melomel with pineapple, coconuts, mango and orange blossom honey, the mango comes through and even though it was great tasting fresh ripe mango, in the end product I wished I had used...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-01-2013, 01:11 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
You can kind of go any direction you want, it'd...

You can kind of go any direction you want, it'd definitely fall into the open mead category at mazer cup.... mead, melomel, metheglin, braggot, cyser, it's yours, pick the one you like the best
Forum: Mead Forum 02-01-2013, 12:14 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
Tea is a nice addition to meads for a couple of...

Tea is a nice addition to meads for a couple of reasons.

First on a larger scale you can use it to infuse a specific flavor to make a tea metheglin.

Second on the smaller scale like...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-01-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
Dutch gold honey is good, their "organic honey"...

Dutch gold honey is good, their "organic honey" is imported from Brazil, and their "Bakers special" is a blend of wildflower and others honeys that they don't specify. I suspect it's the bottom of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2013, 10:50 AM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
Here y'all go, after a 15-20 second search on...

Here y'all go, after a 15-20 second search on google.....affordable food grade hdpe 2 pails...


6 gallon $6.18
5 gallon $4.28 (shh don't tell anyone you're splitting batches)
3.5 gallon...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2013, 03:34 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
If you were adding the last of the nutrients...

If you were adding the last of the nutrients you're probably around the 1/3 sugar break so your fermentation is probably at it's most active, lot's of co2 coming off of it, making it pretty fizzy, if...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
Considering you started with a yeast that can...

Considering you started with a yeast that can tolerate 18%+ you can take your original gravity and figure out how much more honey you need to add to make up the difference in abv, the 1118 should...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2013, 03:03 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
I don't really have a set timeframe, every brew...

I don't really have a set timeframe, every brew acts differently. Aging does a lot of different things for cider/apfelwine/mead. It gives it time to clear completely, the alcohol mellows out so it's...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-30-2013, 05:00 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
that sounds like a decent recipe with good...

that sounds like a decent recipe with good progress, I am a creature of habit, so even on my ciders/apfelwines once fermentation stops (based off hydrometer readings) I still rack into a secondary...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-30-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
Looks great, I've always used carboys for...

Looks great, I've always used carboys for melomels, just because I don't have any buckets. I use an autosiphon and rarely ever have any issues with cloggage or even getting the broken down fruit out,...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 08:39 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
must have quite a facitily or processing set up...

must have quite a facitily or processing set up to drive enough moisture out of it to gain 10 pounds in a 5 gallon volume. think I'll stick with my 12-17% moisture 60lb/5 gallon stuff :)
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 08:11 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
Dutch gold sells 60 pound buckets of wildflower...

Dutch gold sells 60 pound buckets of wildflower for $114 ($1.90/lb), Orange blossom for $124 ($2.06/lb), and if you don't mind a mix of stuff their "bakers special" (wildflower and the left over of...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 07:48 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
I'm not sure how skewed it would be since...

I'm not sure how skewed it would be since reducing the water will concentrate the alcohol by volume it is also going to concentrate the amount of sugar and other things so I'd think the hydrometer...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By TheBrewingMedic
I'm right there with you on the no heat method. I...

I'm right there with you on the no heat method. I only included a large pot on my list incase he went with a carboy for a primary over a bucket, it makes it easier to stir/wisk the crap out of it and...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By TheBrewingMedic
you started with an OG of 1.075, which is pretty...

you started with an OG of 1.075, which is pretty low anyway, really only a 9% potential to begin with so even the D47 could have taken that pretty well dry. the 1116 almost definitely will, you can...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 06:57 PM
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
thats like 1200 pounds (300-400 gallons of mead)...

thats like 1200 pounds (300-400 gallons of mead) of raw honey....any one of us would give up an arm and probably a leg too for a find like that, especially free.

matrix seemed to cover the list...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
Ask him about what yeast he used and technique as...

Ask him about what yeast he used and technique as well, but could have something to do with his off smells

I've only ever used buckwheat in an irish stout style braggot and it works/tasted great
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
Raw honey is usually only strained to get out the...

Raw honey is usually only strained to get out the large pieces, and it's never heated so you have pure unadulteraded goodness. It may still have some pieces of comb/propolis/bees/etc. in there and...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
fermenting the agave is similar to fermenting...

fermenting the agave is similar to fermenting honey (alothough it's not called mead). it sounds like you are looking to make a braggot like concoction with all the hops.

First, your wpl 720...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By TheBrewingMedic
you're right it is tough to guage exactly since...

you're right it is tough to guage exactly since the yeast don't have an on/off switch at their published tolerance level, but this will assist you in other ways.

If the yeast are at the edge of...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By TheBrewingMedic
how about butter candy in secondary ...

how about butter candy in secondary

http://mcphee.com/shop/butter-sucker.html
Forum: Mead Forum 01-27-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By TheBrewingMedic
Hmm, quite a dilemma, seems like you have all the...

Hmm, quite a dilemma, seems like you have all the bases covered...

-plenty of yeast from the start

-plenty of nutrients, possibly more than neccesary now

-Maybe could use a little more...
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