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Forum: Mead Forum 02-04-2009, 10:56 PM
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Posted By stpierre
When I make ginger syrup for mixed drinks, I like...

When I make ginger syrup for mixed drinks, I like to toss some peppercorns in to the "tea" for a little extra zing. Not sure how that'd work in mead, but it'd be worth a try.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2009, 12:41 AM
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Posted By stpierre
The local brew shop had them dried. I'd be...

The local brew shop had them dried. I'd be interested to try fresh, or better yet, a Finnish sahti sparged over the boughs. I'm not quite up for all-grain as yet, though, so that could be a while.
Forum: Introductions 01-11-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By stpierre
Howdy from Lincoln, NE

Just got back into brewing a few months ago after a long hiatus. Since then I've finished a killer mead, an awfully nice Irish stout, and a juniper-bitter orange-coriander-pale ale concoction that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2009, 11:05 PM
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Posted By stpierre
A triumph in homebrewing: juniper-pale-wit

I wanted to boast a moment about one of my first real outstanding brews; thanks for bearing with me.

This winter, I wanted to do something with juniper; it sounded festive. But I wanted to soften...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-11-2009, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By stpierre
My usual rule of thumb for fruit meads is 2 lb...

My usual rule of thumb for fruit meads is 2 lb fruit/gallon of mead, so with that little blueberries it must have a really lovely delicate flavor. Did you use lowbush (small, sour, from the...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-11-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By stpierre
Thanks guys. I sanitized the cork and airlock,...

Thanks guys. I sanitized the cork and airlock, sadly dumping out the mead that had percolated its way up, and in doing so noticed that the mead had already ebbed back into the neck of the carboy. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-10-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By stpierre
My mead runneth over

I just racked a batch of elderberry mead into secondary, and the fermenter was a bit full. Sure enough, within an hour, it was overflowing slightly. (Luckily I had put it in a bucket, so my floor...
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