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Forum: Mead 10-01-2012, 11:48 PM
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Posted By matalec1984
You could age with the cranberries as long as you...

You could age with the cranberries as long as you pasteurize them first, however you might get way to much tart flavor from aging on, them. I'd prob ad the honey and cranberries leave it.for a month...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-01-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By matalec1984
I'm wondering if Tom is correct and it was simply...

I'm wondering if Tom is correct and it was simply an issue of poor degassing. I suppose it is the only reasonable explanation why the co2 crept up after so long...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-01-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By matalec1984
I meant sulphite and sorbate, it was a typo and...

I meant sulphite and sorbate, it was a typo and yes I had taken my readings, the mead finished at .996 which was actually lower then what I had planned. I backsweetened with a pound of buckwheat...
Forum: Mead 09-30-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,291
Posted By matalec1984
Hey Erin, Just got back one the forum...

Hey Erin,


Just got back one the forum sorry for the late reply.

Yeah as long. You stabilized the mead and shocked the yeast I would certainly back sweeten. I think some clover honey would do...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By matalec1984
Funk! You have absolutely nailed the...

Funk!

You have absolutely nailed the conditions. The wine was perfectly clear when bottled and now there is a cloudy haze floating in suspension. When I pour the mead it is still very clear,...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-29-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By matalec1984
Still mead problem

So I made my Cranberry/Blackberry Melomel and bottled it about a year ago.

I had used both sulphite and metabisulphite in the secondary to shock the yeast and keep my mead still.

The bottles...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-10-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 27,200
Posted By matalec1984
So perhaps I'm having straight kegging issues, or...

So perhaps I'm having straight kegging issues, or maybe this is something common to the beer gun, but I am having head retention issues. I feel like I have tried everything. I have even had my beer...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-10-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,736
Posted By matalec1984
As someone who owns the beer gun, I've been...

As someone who owns the beer gun, I've been having some head retention issues. Perhaps someone can enlighten me. The beer is all carbed up in the keg. Sometimes it's been sitting at high pressure...
Forum: Fruit Beer 03-08-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 112,091
Posted By matalec1984
I will 2nd this post. I do a recipe very similar...

I will 2nd this post. I do a recipe very similar to this (just a slightly different blonde recipe) and always add a half pound of lactose into the secondary when I add the strawberries (I use 6 lbs...
Forum: Fruit Beer 03-05-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 112,091
Posted By matalec1984
yeah, my recipe is at my store though. When I...

yeah, my recipe is at my store though. When I get to work I will post it. It's a slightly different version but comes out real nice.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 03-04-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,719
Posted By matalec1984
Love this beer, I have been keeping a version of...

Love this beer, I have been keeping a version of this beer on tap every spring and summer for awhile now. Always a hit. (In fact just keggedd my first batch of it for this year)
Forum: Mead 02-27-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 61,343
Posted By matalec1984
Finally got around to doing this batch. I...

Finally got around to doing this batch.

I did a 5 gallon batch w/ a 500 ml 1116 starter.

My O.G. was 1.113 so pretty spot on, although I only yielded about 4.8 gallons of liquid so that was a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-24-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,209
Posted By matalec1984
I still haven't received my scoresheet...what the...

I still haven't received my scoresheet...what the hell!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,209
Posted By matalec1984
I really need my freaking scoresheet

I really need my freaking scoresheet
Forum: Strong Ale 02-19-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 42,732
Posted By matalec1984
^^ I'd probably throw something like a nottingham...

^^ I'd probably throw something like a nottingham in and see if you could jump start the fermentation.

On a side note, I'm about to do this beer again, but I plan on using my beergun to bottle...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,209
Posted By matalec1984
Thanks for the update Airborne...looking forward...

Thanks for the update Airborne...looking forward to getting mine early this week!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-17-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,936
Posted By matalec1984
I removed them prior to freezing. IMO...

I removed them prior to freezing.

IMO steeping the nuts in the hot water for awhile really pulls out all the flavor so there is no real reason to freeze the nuts.

My suggestion after u thaw out...
Forum: Mead 02-17-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 61,343
Posted By matalec1984
good point...that vanilla cinnamon sounds...

good point...that vanilla cinnamon sounds interesting how'd it come out for u?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-17-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,209
Posted By matalec1984
Thanks dude, still waiting on my end as well. I...

Thanks dude, still waiting on my end as well. I hope its a ribbon or medal, and not a certificate :(
Forum: Mead 02-16-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 61,343
Posted By matalec1984
Sounds good... I do a Vanilla Milk Stout...

Sounds good...

I do a Vanilla Milk Stout where I put two beans into the secondary split down the middle length wise and get a descent vanilla profile from that but haven't used them in a mead yet....
Forum: Mead 02-15-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 61,343
Posted By matalec1984
henryVance3 What's the proper way to use the...

henryVance3

What's the proper way to use the been, I get cutting it lengthwise but I want to scrape out the inside into the secondary asnd discard the rest or vice versa??
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,209
Posted By matalec1984
Thanks for the update!!!

Thanks for the update!!!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,209
Posted By matalec1984
Let us know what you hear Viking.

Let us know what you hear Viking.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,209
Posted By matalec1984
Congrats on the BOS!! Any chance you wanna...

Congrats on the BOS!!

Any chance you wanna post that Dunkel recipe, I still have yet to find a beer of that style that I really enjoy....maybe you can change my luck!!!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-03-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,209
Posted By matalec1984
I have not received mine yet...hopefully soon

I have not received mine yet...hopefully soon
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