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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-11-2013, 09:18 PM
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I am making my first Kvass in the US right now. ...

I am making my first Kvass in the US right now. I am using Coppers Bewing yest, because that's what I had lying around. Basically I have been buying Artisan Asian sour dough bread this last month...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-01-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,553
Posted By ReDim
Since I lack the space and the equipment to do...

Since I lack the space and the equipment to do lagers, and well, it's Oktoberfest time... So Yes I buy more then have my own.

For some reason I tend to experiment with ingredients and ideas. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-14-2013, 02:42 AM
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Views: 196
Posted By ReDim
How do u preserve Mead/Drunk Cherries ?

Basically I pulled the cherries 3 days in to the fermentation where it already went from 29 brix to 9. Now, I wanted the tasty cherries to eat with friends now. (The cherries are really awesome by...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-11-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ReDim
what is a good technique to back-sweeten with honey ?

what technique would you recommend for backsweteenting and also how much honey to use ?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-09-2013, 12:59 PM
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Posted By ReDim
I have an Engineering mindset. Computer...

I have an Engineering mindset. Computer Programmer (it's called Software Engineer) by trade. Have a bunch of business degrees.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-06-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By ReDim
Steering the mead, how long ?

Should I be steering the mead till it's fermented or should I steer it only till it's at 50% of it's final gravity ?


Not sure here and keep reading conflicting opinions online.

Thank you.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-06-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By ReDim
Aug 05 13 3rd day of fermentation. gravity @...

Aug 05 13 3rd day of fermentation. gravity @ 1.06 Mid point of fermentation passed.

Smells like vinegar, taste better with the second sip, sweet, but pretty good. Aftertaste is awesome.
...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-05-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By ReDim
Thank you very much :). You have saved me lot's...

Thank you very much :). You have saved me lot's of time and money in experimenting :)

I have stayed away from brands that don't clearly list stuff like Alcohol tolerance, Flocculation and...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-05-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By ReDim
Thank you for the info. Seems to be lot's...

Thank you for the info.

Seems to be lot's of information, that I have and little experience. I have already ordered ingredients for the other 4 meads I have planned. Which is a mistake, I...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-05-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By ReDim
I thought that pasteurized honey is heated to 120...

I thought that pasteurized honey is heated to 120 degrees for like 20 minutes, which keeps all the stuff in honey and only gets rid of particles that could contaminate the brew. Maybe I am wrong.
...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-04-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By ReDim
I am brand new to mead making, there seems to be...

I am brand new to mead making, there seems to be various schools of mead cooking. There some very peculiar people that seem to boil and skimm their honey. I figured I will buy pastured Grade A and...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-04-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By ReDim
Thank you, Current gravity is around 1.100 @...

Thank you,

Current gravity is around 1.100 @ 70 ish. It tastes like Sweet Champagne with Bitter aftertaste, does not relay have even a hint of honey in it.

Hypothetically speaking it's not...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-04-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By ReDim
Hibiscus Mead ?

While doing my weekly shopping at my regular Supermarket (Shopright) I picked up a pack of Red Zinger Hibiscus Tea (http://www.celestialseasonings.com/products/herbal-teas/red-zinger), Umm..

What...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-04-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By ReDim
I have added "sugar " to my beer brews before. ...

I have added "sugar " to my beer brews before. Typically I get common sugar and turn it into Candi Sugar, by cranking it. I am sure if google DIY Candi Sugar you will find instructions on cranking...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-04-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By ReDim
What do you guys think of Costco Kirkland Honey? ...

What do you guys think of Costco Kirkland Honey? I have been reading online how store honey is not really honey, and so thought to ask.

I got 5lbs for like $12, which I thought was pretty good.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-04-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By ReDim
you need head space for fermentation, because...

you need head space for fermentation, because there are gasses and foam rising, so your wort will increase in volume during fermentation. My fermentors are 5g, so I fill it to 4.5g and sometimes...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-03-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By ReDim
Cherry melomel cascade

Hi All,
This is my first mead wanted to hear opinions of more experienced people:
5 gal batch (5 gal fermenter).

15 lbs of clover flower honey from cosco.
about 3 lbs of sweet cherry
White...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-30-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,148
Posted By ReDim
Lemons, those are sour and acidic to my taste...

Lemons, those are sour and acidic to my taste buds closer to lemons (not as strong), and just like lemons the acidity and sourness depends on a sub-strain and what not. Those are described on line...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-29-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,708
Posted By ReDim
There are clubs, like Costco, sometimes in store...

There are clubs, like Costco, sometimes in store I can get grade A honey, like clover, (not just wild-flower) 5 lbs for about $9... $2@ pound.

My local supermarket sells it for 3.33 pier lb and I...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-29-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By ReDim
the chemistry behind acidity and sugar content of fruit.

I have not yet brewed a mead, and so I am trying to do research (hey better make a fool of myself on the Internet then with my drink :)

Any-way, I have found some interesting numbers on-line, and...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-29-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By ReDim
Random article...

Random article...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-29-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By ReDim
Рябина! is the Russian name, on-line dictionary...

Рябина! is the Russian name, on-line dictionary translated them as Rowan:
http://www.answers.com/topic/rowan

Guess I will read up on the old religions, but I think prior to distillation of...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-29-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,148
Posted By ReDim
Yahh, in the US those are less common as in just...

Yahh, in the US those are less common as in just growing wild. Especially in NYC

The only thing I know is that you have to freeze them solid and then defrost... Those are typical winter berries...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-28-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,148
Posted By ReDim
Hey, how did it turn out ? Why use the tea...

Hey, how did it turn out ?

Why use the tea and the lemons?

what was the final gravity or is it a sweet/dry mead ?

Thank you :)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-28-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 933
Posted By ReDim
I only tried to flavor Vodka, but actually...

I only tried to flavor Vodka, but actually looking for Rowan related ideas myself..
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