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Forum: Mead Forum 11-23-2010, 01:01 PM
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Posted By cscala
So to those who have the Soda Stream - would it...

So to those who have the Soda Stream - would it be good for mead/wine? What about leakage issues as mentioned previously? Would I be better off investing in a more beer-oriented setup despite my...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-22-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By cscala
SodaStream for force carbonation?

I saw this on sale for $80 bucks...It looks intriguing.

Whatcha think? SodaStream Carbonator (http://www.amazon.com/Sodastream-Fountain-Soda-Maker-Starter/dp/B001KYT6CS/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top)
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Forum: Mead Forum 11-01-2010, 05:47 PM
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Posted By cscala
I made a video of my Mead to share

You can't see it well, but it looks like there's a strong current in the carboy... Sadly only bits and pieces show in the video...

How's it look?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2BQU4-2CMM
Forum: Mead Forum 10-31-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,251
Posted By cscala
Buy your honey locally. Google "apiary" or...

Buy your honey locally. Google "apiary" or "beekeepers" etc.

I recently paid $40.00 for 24#
Forum: Mead Forum 10-30-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 32,365
Posted By cscala
No, LOL.... I followed the instructions.... I was...

No, LOL.... I followed the instructions.... I was talking about topping it off... Which I did This morning.
Forum: Mead Forum 10-29-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By cscala
I just started a batch of this on Monday... It's...

I just started a batch of this on Monday... It's not very foamy, when is a good time to add water as per the recipe? Have I waited long enough?

And is it normal for this to be so active? The...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-10-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,915
Posted By cscala
Tasted my results by the way. Not unreasonably...

Tasted my results by the way. Not unreasonably dry, and delicious if a bit strong :)

One thing I was wondering however, there is some unused space in the 5 gallon glass carboy (probably due to the...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-10-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,915
Posted By cscala
Ok Update time: Measured the SG, it's dead...

Ok Update time:

Measured the SG, it's dead on 1.000, so I think it's done... Schramm's book said that it should be anywhere from 1.03 to 1.01, I'm guessing that the low SG is due to the yeast...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,915
Posted By cscala
Hmm. My fermenter is a beer carboy (6+ gallons to...

Hmm. My fermenter is a beer carboy (6+ gallons to leave plenty of headroom for foam and whatnot), my intended secondary is 5 Gallon glass carboy (18.9 liters I believe) so dropping the hydrometer in...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-29-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,915
Posted By cscala
After reading some more, I used the calculator...

After reading some more, I used the calculator spreadsheet & came up with 1.085 OG if that helps.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-29-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,915
Posted By cscala
I looked up the yeast, and I believe it is the...

I looked up the yeast, and I believe it is the red star premier cuvee yeast. In hindsight, I really regret not being patient and ordering the Lalvin 71b-1122 recommended by the recipe... but as I...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-28-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By cscala
When should I rack my mead for secondary?

I am making my first mead according to Ken Schramm's Compleat Meadmaker book. We substituted the yeast with something my local brew shop recommended, which I regret (and in fact once I clean out my...
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