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Forum: Mead Forum 05-07-2014, 01:03 PM
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I've tried both pecans and walnuts, and the jury...

I've tried both pecans and walnuts, and the jury is still out on the success of both.

For both meads, I made an extract. I chopped up the nuts, but them in a jar and filled to just over the top...
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Forum: Mead Forum 04-11-2014, 01:04 AM
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The commercial meadery near me charges $24-$29 US...

The commercial meadery near me charges $24-$29 US for a bottle of his mead. Last I tried to calculate, I was down to about $5 a bottle in overall cost for my meager attempts.

(And I don't...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-19-2014, 10:42 PM
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Posted By Zaffo
I did a smoked braggot using cherrywood smoked...

I did a smoked braggot using cherrywood smoked malt with wildflower honey, finished carbonated. Final gravity was 1.020 and had a decent head.

It was absolutely delicious. I'm sad I only did one...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-13-2014, 11:42 PM
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Posted By Zaffo
Perhaps you could approach this in the fashion of...

Perhaps you could approach this in the fashion of a braggot, but only using milled whole wheat. I might add some vanilla extract (or a split vanilla bean), a smidgen of cinnamon and small amount of...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-22-2014, 01:11 AM
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Posted By Zaffo
I think JAOM is delicious. Don't be turned off by...

I think JAOM is delicious. Don't be turned off by what you tried.

I think the sediment gave you off flavors. JAOM doesn't really need to age. Well....mine don't last long enough to be considered...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-14-2014, 09:54 PM
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Posted By Zaffo
Well, there is evidence that antioxidants are...

Well, there is evidence that antioxidants are prevalent in red wines. That would lead me to believe that fermentation will not hurt the beneficial antioxidants in blueberries.

I have no science...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-13-2014, 12:29 AM
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Forum: Mead Forum 01-26-2014, 12:16 PM
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It's my understanding (and I have very little...

It's my understanding (and I have very little experience with brewing beer), that the bitterness in hops is imparted with boiling. The longer it's boiled, the more bitter it is.

I talked with the...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-25-2014, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Zaffo
Crafted Artisan Meadery makes a dry hopped mead...

Crafted Artisan Meadery makes a dry hopped mead that's really tasty. Called Hop Nectar.

http://craftedmead.com/crafted-mead/

It's on my list of things to try.

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Forum: Mead Forum 01-18-2014, 01:43 AM
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Posted By Zaffo
Maybe add butterscotch syrup when...

Maybe add butterscotch syrup when back-sweetening?

I'm adding this to my list of future experiments.

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Forum: Mead Forum 01-15-2014, 01:45 PM
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I did a Smoked Braggot that came out quite nice. ...

I did a Smoked Braggot that came out quite nice.

This is a 1 gallon batch. I plan to do this again this year, and tweak it. It was a little sweet, and I want to experiment with the hops a bit.
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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 11:10 PM
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Forum: Mead Forum 12-31-2013, 12:18 AM
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I had it outside in below freezing cold for two...

I had it outside in below freezing cold for two weeks. Nothing dropped out of suspension.

Filtering did the trick.

Whatever it was that the filters snagged looked like...well..dirt. Not...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-26-2013, 02:11 AM
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Posted By Zaffo
Ended up going to the home brew store for help....

Ended up going to the home brew store for help. They suggested adding tannins, which, for some reason, they say, helps to clear white wines. I added tannin, sorbate and sulfite and let it sit...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-25-2013, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Zaffo
I made a carrot blossom honey mead that honestly...

I made a carrot blossom honey mead that honestly smelled like barf in the primary.

The finished product is delicious, almost fruity.

That said, based on posts I've read here, there are some...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-10-2013, 12:31 AM
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Posted By Zaffo
Seems like quite a lot of honey for a 1 gal...

Seems like quite a lot of honey for a 1 gal batch. Perhaps the gravity is a bit too much for the yeast, even one as vigorous as EC 1118, to get going?

You could try pouring 1/2 in another 1 gallon...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-05-2013, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Zaffo
Curiosity got the best of me and I just had to...

Curiosity got the best of me and I just had to Google the use of different woods in wine.

This link here was an interesting read.
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Forum: Mead Forum 11-29-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By Zaffo
Haha! I am trying exactly that! Thanks all....

Haha! I am trying exactly that!

Thanks all. Hopefully time, cold and cursing will do the trick!
Forum: Mead Forum 11-25-2013, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Zaffo
It finished ferment in September.

It finished ferment in September.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-25-2013, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Zaffo
Mead won't clear

Hi all,

I have a Carrot Blossom Honey Mead going, that I can't seem to get to clear, and I've run out of ideas.

It has finished fermentation, and has been stable for some time at an SG of...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 04:56 PM
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