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Forum: Mead Forum 04-15-2014, 01:16 PM
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Add another 5 for our Dry Sour Mead 560.31 +...

Add another 5 for our Dry Sour Mead

560.31 + 5 = 565.31
Forum: Mead Forum 04-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Keep waiting. If it doesn't look any better...

Keep waiting. If it doesn't look any better after a month you could consider sparkalloid hot mix followed by bentonite. But then again, I think that just does pretty much what Super Kleer does...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-26-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
So far in 2014: 3 gallons Orange/Ginger...

So far in 2014:

3 gallons Orange/Ginger Melomel

3 gallons Sack Traditional - Tannin Experiment
Forum: Mead Forum 08-24-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
We are going for sure. Won't enter anything this...

We are going for sure. Won't enter anything this year though, probably next year.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 10:06 PM
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
For what it's worth, this happened to one of my...

For what it's worth, this happened to one of my bathes using Sparkolloid as well. Followed the directions exactly, well...I poured it in still hot n warm. On two other batches I used sparkolloid...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-04-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Blowoff tube FTW here.

Blowoff tube FTW here.
Forum: Mead Forum 05-04-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Haze could be pectin related due to your addition...

Haze could be pectin related due to your addition of fruit.

Taste issue, Im assuming you mean that is tastes hot? What yeast did you use? What were your fermenting temps? What was your SNA...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-14-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,451
Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Honey contains water. Your SG estimation is off....

Honey contains water. Your SG estimation is off.

EDIT: To answer your question, nutrient additions are especially important for Sack strength meads. Shoot for 300+ YAN. I recently made a batch...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-11-2013, 04:46 PM
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
I call it 'Taking the Black'. For those long...

I call it 'Taking the Black'. For those long nights on the Wall.

Type: Wildflower Bochet
Honey: 6 quarts Raw Wildflower Honey (mostly Tallow)
Water: 4 Gallons
Yeast: Lalvin ICV D47
O.G: 1.110...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-30-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Starter. 10g yeast, 13g Go-Ferm, rehydrate in...

Starter. 10g yeast, 13g Go-Ferm, rehydrate in 100mL H2O at 104 for 15 - 30 mins, add to 200 mL H2O, shake the heck out of it and wait another 15 -30. Add 300 mL must, shake the heck out of it, wait...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-09-2013, 05:20 PM
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
2 Tsp of each in a 6GAL batch is not too much. ...

2 Tsp of each in a 6GAL batch is not too much. It'll be fine.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-09-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Classic :) Yeah, always gas the heck out of...

Classic :)

Yeah, always gas the heck out of the must before adding nutrients. It knocks out the CO2 and whips O2 in. Doesn't hurt to make a slurry with the nutrients as well, instead of...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-17-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
No. That would be jarring or canning. ;) ...

No. That would be jarring or canning. ;)

But in all seriousness, sure, you can store stuff in a jar. However, I'm not too sure about how airtight it would be. Assumedly, it'd be fairly airtight...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-17-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Make sure you add enough nutrients as well. Even...

Make sure you add enough nutrients as well. Even more important with the sack strength ones I've found out.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-17-2013, 08:45 PM
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
I'd second that. My most recent batch I chose to...

I'd second that. My most recent batch I chose to not snap the lid on at first. Since you will be going into your bucket twice a day for degassing, aeration, and nutrient additions it just makes it...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-17-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
If you have a bucket fermenter I'd suggest...

If you have a bucket fermenter I'd suggest getting a paint stirrer and attaching it to a drill. Works wonders. Oh, and start slow. Work up to a high speed.

Nutrient additions into gassed meads...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-17-2013, 08:33 PM
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Add more blackberries?

Add more blackberries?
Forum: Mead Forum 02-16-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,434
Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Dang...shipping raises it to $8 each for me. :( ...

Dang...shipping raises it to $8 each for me. :( Oh well, I'll just keeping buying Apple juice. Great find though!
Forum: Mead Forum 02-14-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 94,289
Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Cool deal. I actually had another pot of...

Cool deal. I actually had another pot of very-near boiling water next to the honey boil. Figured if there water was closer to boiling already there wouldn't be a violent reaction. It worked pretty...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-14-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,434
Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
The juice aisle of your local grocery store. I...

The juice aisle of your local grocery store. I pick up a gallon of organic apple juice for $8 every few weeks.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-12-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 94,289
Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
We just started a batch on 2/10/13. Slow-cooked...

We just started a batch on 2/10/13. Slow-cooked the honey for about 6 hours on low heat on the stove.

Word of caution, as many have said, but honey expands 4X or more when heated. The 24 quart...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-12-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,308
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Lemon-Lavender Wildflower Blossom Metheglin. ...

Lemon-Lavender Wildflower Blossom Metheglin.
Blueberry Wildflower Blossom Melomel.
JAOM Orange Blossom Varient
Forum: Mead Forum 02-09-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Wax looks pretty cool IMO. Plus you can stamp it...

Wax looks pretty cool IMO. Plus you can stamp it with a seal for that extra-special something :)
Forum: Mead Forum 02-06-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Cool. That's good news! Thanks! :)

Cool. That's good news! Thanks! :)
Forum: Mead Forum 02-05-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By p4ttythep3rf3ct
Dropped Stainless Stirrer into Secondary

Quick and Dirty: I dropped a stainless steel chopstick into the secondary. Will this produce off-flavors?

Long: Racked a Blueberrry Wildflower mead to 3g secondary last night. Went to punch it...
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