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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-01-2014, 11:04 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Mead Forum 06-27-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
Mead takes time. And patience. Let it age for 6...

Mead takes time. And patience. Let it age for 6 months to a year and you should be pleasantly surprised with how much better it tastes then.
Forum: Mead Forum 06-18-2014, 07:12 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
While I prefer my wines/meads still, I can tell...

While I prefer my wines/meads still, I can tell you if you are happy with a fairly dry ceyser, prime your brew following the same instructions one would for a beer. Decide on a level of carbonation,...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 06-10-2014, 07:22 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
I do it all the time. Haven't died yet. :-) ...

I do it all the time. Haven't died yet. :-)
Well, the ones that form in the bottle that is
Forum: Mead Forum 06-09-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
Plus, remember mother nature has been making mead...

Plus, remember mother nature has been making mead without our help as long as there have been bees. :-)
Even if you don't do it exactly "right", it'll likely still be drinkable.
But I do highly...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-28-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
Try it. Rack as usual. Take fruit residue and...

Try it. Rack as usual. Take fruit residue and squeeze into a seperate vessel. Taste. Compare to your hydrometer sample.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 04-28-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By skadalajara
This one's easy. Chuck the 4l vessel and just...

This one's easy. Chuck the 4l vessel and just brew 4 1l batches.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 04-24-2014, 02:59 AM
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Posted By skadalajara
<Pedantic_mode=ON>He said 30g of carbohydrate per...

<Pedantic_mode=ON>He said 30g of carbohydrate per liter.
So, if a liter is roughly 32z, 32/8=4. 7*4=28.
He's right. :)
<Pedantic_mode=off>
Forum: Mead Forum 04-18-2014, 07:15 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
But StarSan is a special case. At sanitization...

But StarSan is a special case. At sanitization strength, it kills microbes. Dilute it enough and it becomes harmless. And I've heard yeast like it.
Forum: Mead Forum 04-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By skadalajara
It's how it was done before oak barrels. Make...

It's how it was done before oak barrels.
Make sure they're fully glazed and the glaze is food safe. Some have lead and heavy metals I think.
Safer than a carboy if you drop it, too.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-22-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
I believe you're seeking an unpaid intern. And...

I believe you're seeking an unpaid intern. And where were you 2 weeks ago when I was unemployed? I'd have sold everything to sign on.

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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 03-10-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
Wow! That's all I have to say. Well, that, and...

Wow! That's all I have to say.
Well, that, and "I'm in!"
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 03-08-2014, 08:19 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
Try searching Google for "tibicos". That's the...

Try searching Google for "tibicos". That's the real term for water kefir.
2nd, if it's sweet, it probably isn't ready yet. You may need to let it work up to a full week.
It's also possible you...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 03-01-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
http://www.themadfermentationist.com/ has done...

http://www.themadfermentationist.com/ has done some experiments with this as well.

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Forum: Mead Forum 02-27-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By skadalajara
They're sweet and sour. Good luck getting ripe...

They're sweet and sour. Good luck getting ripe ones before the birds do. That's always been my issue with them. Go out in the morning, they're pristine and yellow. Come back in the evening they're...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-27-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By skadalajara
And to further clarify... Seems that's the only...

And to further clarify...
Seems that's the only "mistake" you made.
It's your mead. Make it how you like. Learn from it.
Who knows, it could end up being the best mead ever.
As to racking too...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-07-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By skadalajara
Yes. Refrigeration will greatly...

Yes.



Refrigeration will greatly reduce, but not eliminate, the chances of bottle bombs.



Yes.
It can also be used to stop fermentation to leave some residual sweetness in the cidre.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-22-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By skadalajara
It is my understanding the Belgians pitch in the...

It is my understanding the Belgians pitch in the mid 50s and let the heat of fermentation warm it up to the yeast's preferred temp.

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Forum: Mead Forum 01-20-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
You'd need a Robinair for that. It'll bring a...

You'd need a Robinair for that. It'll bring a carboy down to interstellar vacuum in about 30 min. :drunk:

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Forum: Mead Forum 01-15-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By skadalajara
Even if it has turned to vinegar it could still...

Even if it has turned to vinegar it could still be good.

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Forum: Mead Forum 01-14-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By skadalajara
We need to come up with a name for this category....

We need to come up with a name for this category.
Can't call it a wine, because it has no fruit.
Can't call it a mead because it has no honey.
Group it in with agave nectar and ocotillo flower....
Forum: Mead Forum 01-14-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By skadalajara
Your other option is to ship the unwanted...

Your other option is to ship the unwanted portions to me for proper disposal.

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Forum: Mead Forum 01-10-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
I can only speculate, but i suspect it was for...

I can only speculate, but i suspect it was for nutrients. Or a way to rehydrate the yeast.

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Forum: Mead Forum 01-08-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By skadalajara
It will work. There are still going to be small...

It will work. There are still going to be small amounts CO2 in solution that will degas due to agitation.

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Forum: Mead Forum 01-08-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By skadalajara
You can use a sanitized spring paper clip to keep...

You can use a sanitized spring paper clip to keep the racking cane above the fruit sediment.
Rose petals are already pretty moist. I doubt they'd soak up that much. You could always put them in a...
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