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Forum: Mead Forum 03-08-2014, 09:23 PM
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Posted By tuner240
I want to apologize for waking a dormant thread,...

I want to apologize for waking a dormant thread, but this stuff is soooo good I had to post here again.

After opening my last one gallon carboy of this at christmas, I realized that I never should...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-08-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By tuner240
Lol! Different folks, different strokes. I...

Lol! Different folks, different strokes. I personally don't like to risk it, and everyone does things differently. Another reason I try to brew five gallons at a time (plus I like to drink the...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-08-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By tuner240
I purchased a 100 ml graduated cylinder from...

I purchased a 100 ml graduated cylinder from amazon that only uses around 85 ml of fluid per reading. It is generally not recommended to pour the sample back in because of possible contamination...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By tuner240
This depends on where you got your berries from,...

This depends on where you got your berries from, but if it was me I would sulfite (add campden tabs, 1 per gallon) no matter where they came from. This kills off any unwanted organisms that might...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By tuner240
This. A thousand times this. Do not trust...

This. A thousand times this. Do not trust airlock activity. Get that hydrometer a sample; hydrometers love samples. And on the up side you get a free sample to taste every time you take one. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By tuner240
Just a thought, but what about Joe's Quick Grape...

Just a thought, but what about Joe's Quick Grape Mead? I did a no boil version with 3# of honey per gallon without the final back-sweetening suggestions (although I did top off with more grape juice...
Forum: For Sale 01-03-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,021
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Posted By tuner240
Interested in the 750 ml bottles. How many do...

Interested in the 750 ml bottles. How many do you have?

Edit: also sent you a PM
Forum: For Sale 01-02-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By tuner240
Mine just arrived, thank you for sharing!

Mine just arrived, thank you for sharing!
Forum: For Sale 12-21-2013, 04:50 PM
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Posted By tuner240
Willing to ship the bottling tree?

Willing to ship the bottling tree?
Forum: Mead Forum 12-08-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By tuner240
I can attest to a similar story. My first mead...

I can attest to a similar story. My first mead was Yomamma's Strawberry Pizazz and after fermentation, stabilizing, clarifying etc there was little strawberry flavor and much rocket fuel. I'm glad...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 05-04-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By tuner240
Once my father made shrimp etoffee I was hooked...

Once my father made shrimp etoffee I was hooked on it. I normally use green onions, but this sounds good. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-03-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By tuner240
I soak in star san, then dry in dishwasher on...

I soak in star san, then dry in dishwasher on heat cycle for a couple minutes. Palm it on with no problems. If you're going to bottle more than 5-10, I would wear a leather glove to relieve some...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-26-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By tuner240
Wow, thank you for this. We are getting ready to...

Wow, thank you for this. We are getting ready to move closer to Orlando so this is useful. I currently get my honey from Biggers Apiary in San Mateo, just outside of Palatka, but they only carry...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By tuner240
Not a bad deal even if you can find local honey. ...

Not a bad deal even if you can find local honey. I bought some, thanks for sharing! :rockin:
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-26-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By tuner240
Go to home depot and get a five gallon bucket...

Go to home depot and get a five gallon bucket with a lid and make a batch of sanitizer in it. Use it to fill spray bottles, and to have a supply for emergency sanitizing. Starsan is so cheap, there...
Forum: Sake Forum 04-25-2013, 11:45 PM
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Posted By tuner240
Thank you Son of Grok and accidic for your...

Thank you Son of Grok and accidic for your replies. I'm tossing this batch due to the yellow color and smell. No need for a test other than the the sour look on swmbo's face. On to my next batch!
Forum: Sake Forum 04-25-2013, 03:11 PM
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Posted By tuner240
Okay, I'm not real sure if my batch went south,...

Okay, I'm not real sure if my batch went south, so I'm coming here for opinions. I started two batches on 3/19/13 with three cups of glutenous rice and two yeast balls each. By 4/4/13 I had white...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-21-2013, 09:43 AM
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Posted By tuner240
26196 + 5 = 26204

26196 + 5 = 26204
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-07-2013, 08:37 PM
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Posted By tuner240
Done

Done
Forum: Mead Forum 04-07-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By tuner240
When fruit is frozen the cellular structure of...

When fruit is frozen the cellular structure of the fruit breaks down, allowing it to release its juicy goodness into your must. Everyone does things differently, I made a strawberry melomel and used...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-29-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,753
Posted By tuner240
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Mead Forum 03-29-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,753
Posted By tuner240
The words of encouragement are good to hear, and...

The words of encouragement are good to hear, and hopefully I will get that new batch started soon. Today I bought the honey and juice needed for Joe's Quick Grape Mead so that is what I'm going to...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-29-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,753
Posted By tuner240
I think that eventually I'm going to do this...

I think that eventually I'm going to do this again and just aerate the mead instead of pulling the crap off. And as for finishing in less than a week, most of my mead's do and they have all been...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-29-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,753
Posted By tuner240
Well in reply to my own post, this is a picture...

Well in reply to my own post, this is a picture that I found on another website that has an image of what was on top of my mead. The symptoms for taste are pretty much exact.
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Forum: Mead Forum 03-29-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,753
Posted By tuner240
Well it has fermented down to 1.008, and has a...

Well it has fermented down to 1.008, and has a sour taste to it; I think that either something in it spoiled or I infected it (which I don't want to attribute this to, considering that I am a star...
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