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Forum: Mead Forum 01-20-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By thorsr
red berries mead

Two months ago I made a redberries mead. I was away for most of the time and just got back today. I tasted a bit and it very very sour and feels very alcoholic. I know it will get better with time...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-19-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By thorsr
Temperature

Hi guys,
as you know, I live in southern Brazil (São Paulo). I also live on a building, and I have very little room to brew and store. I can live with it though. My fear is the temperature issue....
Forum: Mead Forum 01-16-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By thorsr
I add another question. What about crushing the...

I add another question. What about crushing the fruit, instead of blending or whole fruit?
Forum: Mead Forum 12-15-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By thorsr
Shoplist

Ok guys,
Vacation is on here and I have two friends going over to the US. Itīs my chance to finally get civilized wine products (though I have decent equipment). Keep in mind that I have to get a...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-15-2008, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By thorsr
Shoplist

Sorry, wrong place
Forum: Mead Forum 12-14-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By thorsr
Iīm very amateur here, but I donīt think a carbed...

Iīm very amateur here, but I donīt think a carbed Safron mead sounds very good.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-10-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By thorsr
About aeration, some questions (I might be having...

About aeration, some questions (I might be having a similar problem)
Apparently there is some controversy on stirring or shaking the must for aeration. My first I shaked, and progress was steady....
Forum: Mead Forum 12-10-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By thorsr
Hey guys, Berries melomel surprised me a bit...

Hey guys,
Berries melomel surprised me a bit when it went from lots of big bubbles to a slower fermentation kind of suddenly. No sign of contamination though, and itīs still alive.

Iīll also post...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-07-2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By thorsr
So, should I add the beans in the secondary? Iīm...

So, should I add the beans in the secondary? Iīm not expecting it to be the main flavour, just an extra scent.

Temperatures here can definetly get higher. Maybe I shouldnīt brew in the summer (Iīm...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-07-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By thorsr
redberries mead

Hey guys,
I have some new questions.

First, what do you think of this recipe I tried.

1Kg mixed berries (raspberry, strawberry and blackberry)-1/4 crushed, the rest in pieces.
6,5kg mostly...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-21-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By thorsr
Jataí again

Guys, I know I aked you that but Iīll be more direct now that I got it.
I bought some very expensive jataí honey. It is delicious, and you even have to keep it in the fridge otherwise it ferments...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2008, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By thorsr
Beer and mead

Hi all,
Iīve just started fermenting stuff, and have just done my second mead. I live in Brasil, and all breweing equipment I could get is beerīs. The vessesls are all right, but I had to use...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-21-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By thorsr
thanks guys. Iīm definetly keeping that...

thanks guys. Iīm definetly keeping that eucalyptus honey for kitchen use only. Iīll let you know when itīs ready then.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-20-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By thorsr
Questions about pure mead.

Hey guys
Iīm thinking of doing a pure - no fruit or spice - mead. I bought 500mL of Cashew honey (darker, stronger and more acid. very tasty), eucalyptus (kind of like wildflower) and apple (acid,...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-17-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By thorsr
Great to hear that. This was exactly the problem,...

Great to hear that. This was exactly the problem, too "hot"
Forum: Mead Forum 11-16-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By thorsr
Update, After a week in secondary I measured it...

Update,
After a week in secondary I measured it and tasted it. Heavens, it tastes worse then before! Rocket fuel, as someone said. SG is still at 1050, but it seems much more alcoholic now. It...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-14-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By thorsr
thanks a lot guys, very encouraging. I was...

thanks a lot guys, very encouraging.
I was economical with the cloves. 2 Before 2 now. One orange in each also.
But I didnīt add any orange juice. I just started secondary so now would be a good...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-13-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By thorsr
Bubbles, bubbles came, stuff is happening, yay!...

Bubbles,
bubbles came, stuff is happening, yay!

Still, are those quantities I put ok? The Lemon, the Polen
Forum: Mead Forum 11-12-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By thorsr
Thanks Baron, Itīs not all that sweet though....

Thanks Baron,
Itīs not all that sweet though. Tastes ok, much room to improve.
Anyway, I finished racking, new container, Iīm kind of relieved. Proper airlock.

So, I left the fruit carcasses and...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-12-2008, 05:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By thorsr
Oh, ok. Iīm writting from Brasil, so... Iīll...

Oh, ok. Iīm writting from Brasil, so...
Iīll just try and write sooner.
Thanks a bunch
Forum: Mead Forum 11-12-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By thorsr
Hey guys, please, I need some help here. ...

Hey guys, please, I need some help here.
Primary has ended, density is 1050. Is that good? it actually tastes ok, Iīd guess 10% alcohol.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-10-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By thorsr
Ok, update. Got my equipment. Fermentation...

Ok, update.
Got my equipment. Fermentation seems to have halted at all. Got a taste of it and it seems very alcoholic, but itīs not all that bad, itīs even drinkable. Couldnīt notice the spices, but...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-07-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By thorsr
Guys, My McGayver mead has stopped fermenting,...

Guys,
My McGayver mead has stopped fermenting, after 2,5 weeks. Itīs going on but at a much slower rate, way slower. Lots of sediment on hte bottom, Iīm thinking about racking it.
Problem is, I...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-06-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,870
Posted By thorsr
Good news. Besides that Lalvin K1116 I found a...

Good news.
Besides that Lalvin K1116 I found a Nottinham and nutrient (donīt know which brand yet). Can you guys tell me what is Nottinham good for, and also, if any of these are good for mead (they...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-05-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,870
Posted By thorsr
oh crap. Donīt worry guys, I have some friends...

oh crap.
Donīt worry guys, I have some friends travelling to europe and US this christmas Ill ask them.
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