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Forum: Mead Forum 01-21-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By StevenM
i normally use time, it usually works, however i...

i normally use time, it usually works, however i have heard super kleer is good for meads
Forum: Mead Forum 01-18-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By StevenM
If the mead has no sugar (1.000), then there is...

If the mead has no sugar (1.000), then there is nothing to ferment, no bottle bombs. If you added sugar (juice/honey) then yes it can re-ferment. Normally we would stabalize (sorbate, campden,...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-17-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By StevenM
yup, take a reading, that will at least tell you...

yup, take a reading, that will at least tell you where you are. if you are at 1.0000 or less, then you are done in primary, rack and move on, i didn't read what yeast you used, but I have had some...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-16-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By StevenM
graff, strawberry graff, cyser, cherry cyser,...

graff, strawberry graff, cyser, cherry cyser, traditional mead, oaked traditional, hopped traditional, traditional with rose hips, blueberry mead, concord pyment...all going right now....my goal this...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-16-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By StevenM
just use a racking cane or auto siphon to split...

just use a racking cane or auto siphon to split the horizontals (get the good from between the sediment and the floaties
Forum: Cider Forum 01-14-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,141
Posted By StevenM
has anyone used a belgian ale yeast or hefewitzen...

has anyone used a belgian ale yeast or hefewitzen yeast in a cider? just did one notty and it pooped out a little shy of dry, i pitched sone d47 to dry out and prime/bottle...hope it works
Forum: Mead Forum 01-13-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By StevenM
i'll give that welches receipe a try. Thanks...

i'll give that welches receipe a try. Thanks everybody. I too use 1116 and d47 on my meads. On ciders I normally use an ale yeast. I would use a wine yeast if making a german apfelvine. I have...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-13-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By StevenM
want to try a pyment

Ok, so I have 4 5 gallon carboys full of mead aging away. I have been asking friends and neighbors, what is their favorite pie and jam, to get new ideas. I buddy of mine says he likes grape jelly. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-05-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By StevenM
I have bottle carbonated cider before without...

I have bottle carbonated cider before without issue. You can add priming sugar to each bottle, or to the entire batch and then bottle. You will either have to calculate the amount of carbonation...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-28-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By StevenM
I have only used fresh pressed cider for my...

I have only used fresh pressed cider for my cyser. It has always been clear. I use pectonase and time. Just don't heat the apple juice if you want it to clear. Heat will set the apple cloudy...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-07-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By StevenM
graff help please

up to this point, I have been doing ciders and meads with wine yeasts. i started a graff about 2 weeks ago and just realized a potential problem. Th starting gravity if dried all the way out would...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-25-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By StevenM
I would just add the juice. Take gravities...

I would just add the juice. Take gravities before and after so you can anticipate the etoh level and if the yeast will exhaust and leave it sweet or dry it all out. The higher the etoh, the longer...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-25-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By StevenM
I have done the same thing with the same resul. ...

I have done the same thing with the same resul. Pressed frsh cider, dried all the way out, back sweetened with concentrate, bottler carbonated and I drank 1 every month. For me it tasted like...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-25-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By StevenM
pumpkin graff

I posted this on the mead side as well. Has anyone tried a pumpkin graff? I was thinking of putting the pumpkin in with the grains. Any recepie direction is much appreciated. Thanks
Forum: Mead Forum 09-25-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By StevenM
I oaked a cyser using chips for 1 month and did...

I oaked a cyser using chips for 1 month and did not overdue it at all
Forum: Mead Forum 09-25-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By StevenM
Here's a few. I also have let my airlock drop...

Here's a few. I also have let my airlock drop below the line, various sanitation infractions, bottled one day only to find out i didn't have any zorks, over backsweetened by jugaling the jar of...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-24-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By StevenM
pumpkin graff

Has anybody done a pumpkin graff? I was thinking on doing one with a 2 gallon beer to 3 gallon cider ratio, with the pumpkin put in the the beer when mixing the grains. I would love help on the...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-19-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By StevenM
thanks you 2, loud and clear....yes oak will...

thanks you 2, loud and clear....yes oak will mellow over time, but don't use it in blueberry, yes use lemon juice and maybe vanilla....perfect, will do
Forum: Mead Forum 09-18-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By StevenM
oaked mead

Just curious. I have 5 gallons of a blueberry mead at about 4 months old, recently stabalized and backsweetened. Im thinking about adjunct flavors. If I accidently add and leave on oak for too...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-26-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By StevenM
Low tech option.....at tableside pour 1/4 wine...

Low tech option.....at tableside pour 1/4 wine glass of apple juice to each glass and top off with cyser...dilutes clove and brings back the apple...no more waiting
Forum: Mead Forum 07-08-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,252
Posted By StevenM
plan looks good. yes it will clear if given...

plan looks good. yes it will clear if given enough time, pectic enzyme works pretty well, and don't boil cider, you'll never get it to clear if boiled. You could consider freezing the left over...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-28-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By StevenM
make sure your yeast will get you that high

make sure your yeast will get you that high
Forum: Missouri HomeBrew Forum 06-26-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By StevenM
the budweiser brewery and grant's farm both give...

the budweiser brewery and grant's farm both give away 2 free beers...in old st charles there is small brewery called trailhead (it a restaurant as well), If you like wine then highway 94 between...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-25-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By StevenM
perfect thanks for the help

perfect thanks for the help
Forum: Mead Forum 06-25-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By StevenM
im trying to increase the sweetness of the mead...

im trying to increase the sweetness of the mead not increase the etoh. i expect ti sorbate/sulfite then backsweeten with honey. just trying to guesstimate how much honey i need to raise the...
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