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Forum: Belgian and French Ale 10-23-2011, 01:43 PM
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Posted By MeadHorn
I think BM said this recipe is based off of a...

I think BM said this recipe is based off of a Midwest kit, so you'd have to take it up with them whether or not it's within the guidelines of a Belgian blonde.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-25-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By MeadHorn
Did you take a sip of the must/wort (heh what...

Did you take a sip of the must/wort (heh what would it be in this case!) before you pitched the yeast? I'm just trying to imagine what flavors popped out.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-24-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,217
Posted By MeadHorn
So in the wine recipe section, this same recipe...

So in the wine recipe section, this same recipe is still listed. However, the poster of the recipe added in bold type not to make this stuff because it came out really sour and to delete the recipe....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-24-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By MeadHorn
It depends on how much wine you want to make,...

It depends on how much wine you want to make, really. For primary fermentation, regardless of your batch size, any food-grade bucket/container will work.

I think the most important purchase you...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-21-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,582
Posted By MeadHorn
I can attest to this. If your SWMBO likes a...

I can attest to this. If your SWMBO likes a medium bodied semi-dry to sweet red wine (depending on how much you backsweeten), then you should give Joe's quick grape a shot. It's drinkable when it's...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-13-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,167
Posted By MeadHorn
Ok, thanks for the info! I was just curious more...

Ok, thanks for the info! I was just curious more than anything about the hydrometer readings.
Forum: Cider Forum 09-13-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 315,178
Posted By MeadHorn
No, don't apologize! It was my fault for kind of...

No, don't apologize! It was my fault for kind of being daft, thank you for being patient and clarifying.

And definitely keep us posted about your fresh-pressed cider endevours!
Forum: Cider Forum 09-13-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,167
Posted By MeadHorn
:off: So is this competition you'd enter your...

:off: So is this competition you'd enter your cyser just for the Twin Cities metro area? Since I live in one of the farther reaches of the state, I don't hear too much in the way of homebrew...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-13-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By MeadHorn
Okay, I will just let it sit on the sediment and...

Okay, I will just let it sit on the sediment and forget about it until July 2012, while checking the hydrometer every so often. It's a good thing I've got other things to do while this one ages!
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Forum: Cider Forum 09-12-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 315,178
Posted By MeadHorn
Ok, that makes total sense to me now, thanks! So...

Ok, that makes total sense to me now, thanks! So when you chill your bottles for a day or so before you pasteurize, I'm guessing you let the bottles come back up to room temperature before you...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-12-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By MeadHorn
Thanks for your input Medsen. I did shine a...

Thanks for your input Medsen.

I did shine a flashlight through the wine and it looked pretty cool. I didn't see anything suspended in the wine, but my current flashlight is one of those wind-up...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-12-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,586
Posted By MeadHorn
From my own research into making homemade soda,...

From my own research into making homemade soda, it sounds like if you just ferment long enough to get carbonation, the ABV is below .5%. I don't know if even that low of alcohol content is bad for...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-12-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 315,178
Posted By MeadHorn
dinnerstick: It's good to hear that the...

dinnerstick:

It's good to hear that the plastic bottle tester works for someone else, I will definitely go that route. So if I read your response correctly, if you let a PET bottle get to what...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-12-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By MeadHorn
Ok, here's the recipe (sorry for not posting it...

Ok, here's the recipe (sorry for not posting it initally, I should have known better ;) ).

2.5 lbs clover honey
3 lbs juneberries (I picked them when they were ripe, froze for a few days, then...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-12-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 315,178
Posted By MeadHorn
So I read/skimmed through all the pages thus far...

So I read/skimmed through all the pages thus far on this thread. Now that I'm sleepy enouph to finally go to sleep (2am local time atm), I thought why not chime in about a couple things!

1) While...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-12-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By MeadHorn
Thanks for your imput Huesmann. The...

Thanks for your imput Huesmann.



The recipe I followed was for a juneberry wine, in which I substituted the sugar for the appropriate amount of honey. The directions said to place the must in...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-11-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By MeadHorn
Ready to bottle?

I have a juneberry melomel that is in its third carboy now (spent 7 days in primary, 3 weeks in secondary, 2 weeks in tertiary). When I racked it into the tertiary, I added campden and sorbate, in...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-10-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,852
Posted By MeadHorn
Ya, you have a point there. If it ends up being...

Ya, you have a point there. If it ends up being a 3-5% cider, the soda option would be a touch strong (apfelwein is in the 8% range if I recall correctly).
Forum: Cider Forum 09-10-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,852
Posted By MeadHorn
I hope this isn't off topic, but has anyone tried...

I hope this isn't off topic, but has anyone tried using stevia for backsweetening a cider? To be honest, I haven't tried using it at all, but from what I understand, it's in the same camp as Xylitol...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-08-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By MeadHorn
How long has it been in the fermenter?

How long has it been in the fermenter?
Forum: Cider Forum 09-07-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By MeadHorn
I agree with Kittyfeet and dinnerstick, you...

I agree with Kittyfeet and dinnerstick, you should rack what you have into a glass carboy, put on an airlock, and forget about it for a while. Don't toss it down the drain! It might turn into...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-06-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By MeadHorn
Sounds like you're on the right path to making...

Sounds like you're on the right path to making some nice stuff. With that high of a starting gravity and considering you used champagne yeast, it sounds like you'll end up with a product closer to...
Forum: Wine 09-05-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 47,501
Posted By MeadHorn
So while I was riding bike on one of the bike...

So while I was riding bike on one of the bike paths in town, I came across quite the boon. In this nice secluded wooded section that is only accessable by foot/bike, I found a beautiful crabapple...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-05-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,011
Posted By MeadHorn
Thanks for linking that post, it made my day!...

Thanks for linking that post, it made my day! :rockin:
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-05-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,011
Posted By MeadHorn
I know you said D47 is probably what you'll use,...

I know you said D47 is probably what you'll use, but just so you know where I read my info from: http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/strains.asp. And for those who don't feel like checking the sight...
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