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Forum: Mead Forum 07-11-2011, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Erick
Just and update. It's been bottled since...

Just and update. It's been bottled since whenever I bottled it :p ....

Anyway, it actually came out quite good. So good in fact I only have 7 750s left and have had to resort to hiding them in...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-21-2011, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Erick
Yes, I have ALOT on my property. ...

Yes, I have ALOT on my property.

Unfortuanately, many burned up last summer during the week of triple-digit heat.

They will be back. ;)

THey are delicious, I am not sure I could get enough...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-23-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,691
Posted By Erick
Yeah...more like tea. That picture looks...

Yeah...more like tea.

That picture looks like cotton candy jammed in a carboy ;)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-19-2011, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Erick
Mine did not look like that at all. It was...

Mine did not look like that at all.

It was more of purpleish brown. The lilacs were purple.

The must doesn't smell so bad now. We will see how it looks at the first racking.

If it...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-16-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,691
Posted By Erick
I just started a 5gallon batch on May 5. I...

I just started a 5gallon batch on May 5.

I pulled the petals off of the green. Of course there was a small portion that made it it.

It was not as tedious as my dandelion attempt (now on hold...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-22-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Erick
Racked for the third time tonight, it was clear. ...

Racked for the third time tonight, it was clear.

Current SG read 0.997ish, so I guess that make the approximate abv. 13.7%

I tasted it, and it was a definitely dry and a bit 'hot', but a bit...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-07-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By Erick
Racked to carboy. SG = 1.020 It is a...

Racked to carboy.

SG = 1.020

It is a bit hazy. Smells like mead....tastes like mead.

Taste is ok, but a little watery and weak flavored.

Stay tuned.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-21-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Erick
1 week and two days in. SG is now 1.066-ish...

1 week and two days in.

SG is now 1.066-ish (don't like this hydrometer difficult to read)

uite a bit of foam had been produced in the course of the week, but it has receded considerably. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-14-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Erick
Eww....sprawlmart honey. They probably get...

Eww....sprawlmart honey.

They probably get that adulterated chinese crap.

It's an older article:
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/394053_honey30.asp

But it's still applicable.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-14-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By Erick
I have tried the top bar hives and as a result, I...

I have tried the top bar hives and as a result, I would not recommend them in the higher latitudes. I lost all of the colonies over the winter.

I am not an expert either, but I have kept bees for...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-13-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By Erick
Congratulations. I am not a commercial bee...

Congratulations.

I am not a commercial bee keeper, I'm in it for myself, but I can tell you this:

It can be expensive with loss of colonies, disease, and other 'natural' demises, so try to...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-13-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By Erick
My first Mead

Started fermenting my first mead tonight.

3(+) Gallon batch.

Initial Components:
3 Gallons of Spring Water
9# of Foot Hill Manor Wildflower Honey*
Juice of 3 Oranges
1 cup of Black Tea
3...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-10-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Erick
All varieties of Dansk Mjd are quite good. ...

All varieties of Dansk Mjd are quite good. Beware...high alcohol content. I guess you would characterize them as Metheglins (and 'Sack' at that) since they are made with ginger, carroway,...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-21-2010, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Erick
I am a beekeeper. I have four hives. ...

I am a beekeeper.

I have four hives.

Unfortuanetly, I do not get tremendous yields due to my location; but it is decent.


I harvested about 50# early spring and another 160# mid autumn.
...
Forum: Introductions 12-16-2010, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Erick
New Jersey

Hello, from New Jersey.

I am new to home brewing and I have not even started yet.

I am primary interested in Mead, Cider, and Wine. I am about ready to start my fermentations (probably...
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