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Forum: Mead Forum 11-18-2011, 12:30 AM
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Posted By dacole
Thanks Fatbloke, thats what I was looking for.

Thanks Fatbloke, thats what I was looking for.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-17-2011, 09:10 PM
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Posted By dacole
Re-hydrating yeast & temperature

I have read the re-hydration document here and the one on the Yeast Whisperer website, but I am confused about one item. Do you hold the temperature @ 104 for the 15-20 minute duration or do you put...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-17-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By dacole
I think it would be a good thing if laws were...

I think it would be a good thing if laws were passed to allow it, but I can see where the dangerous aspects are of the hobby of making hard alcohol and can understand that it may not be a good thing...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-17-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dacole
You have given me a lot to think about here. Its...

You have given me a lot to think about here. Its currently 8 degrees fahrenheit here, so maybe I should utilize the weather to make apple jack!
Forum: Cider Forum 12-17-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dacole
Cool. When you top off do you use water or more...

Cool. When you top off do you use water or more cider? You have a cold storage room to get that cold of a temperature?
Forum: Cider Forum 12-17-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dacole
Thanks CidahMastah. Do the bottle need to be in...

Thanks CidahMastah. Do the bottle need to be in the fridge or a cold place while it ages? Do they need to be preserved or anything like that with the low alcohol content or is the bottles being...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-17-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By dacole
I bottled it up tonight and have been drinking...

I bottled it up tonight and have been drinking the stuff that didn't make it into the bottle. It tastes all right, not the greatest, but I am hoping that once its carbed it will have a more pleasent...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-16-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By dacole
Thanks for the reply. I do have a...

Thanks for the reply.

I do have a hydrometer so I can measure the gravity of the juice, but maybe I will try that next time. I went and bought the priming sugar so I will try that method.
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Forum: Cider Forum 12-16-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dacole
Thanks for the reply. I shall try that method. ...

Thanks for the reply. I shall try that method. Could you use a certain amount of apple juice to do this method instead of the sugar water?
Forum: Cider Forum 12-16-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dacole
Newbie Question - Fermented 1 Gallon Cider

Hello all,

I have a 1 gallon jug of hard cider that has finished fermenting, is clear and tastes good. It has been in the primary fermenter for 1 month.

I am wondering what my next steps are...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-19-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,278
Posted By dacole
Thanks for the reply. That helped put it in...

Thanks for the reply. That helped put it in perspective.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-18-2010, 12:42 AM
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Posted By dacole
I like to work with one gallon sizes so maybe I...

I like to work with one gallon sizes so maybe I should just try all these different techniques. There is so many ways to do things that its daunting to even try. Some guys say do this or it won't...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-16-2010, 12:05 AM
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Views: 2,278
Posted By dacole
Thanks for the reply.

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-15-2010, 01:12 AM
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Views: 2,278
Posted By dacole
Primary Fermentation Questions

Hello,

I have some questions about the primary fermentation stage since there seems to be lots of different ways to do it.

1. Is the air lock needed or is putting some cheese cloth on the top...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-20-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By dacole
Fermenting and Temperature

My basement is ~16-17 deg C and the upstairs is kept around ~20-21 deg C. The yeast I am using is 71B-1122. Here are my questions:

1. Would it be best to do the primary fermentation upstairs...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-30-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By dacole
I was kind of basing this off of the write up on...

I was kind of basing this off of the write up on this website which mixes it up in a gallon jug and lets it sit in the jug for 1-3 months, then bottles when it is clear, which I believe is similar to...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-30-2010, 03:28 AM
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Views: 822
Posted By dacole
Sounds good. Thanks again for your help. So...

Sounds good. Thanks again for your help.

So if I want to just use water will I need to stabilize? My guess is no because the sugar content that is left is minimal.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By dacole
Here is a picture of what it looks like so far. ...

Here is a picture of what it looks like so far. Since its a little short from the neck and will get shorter when I rack it off, should I be adding water or apple juice back in to bring it back up to...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-28-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By dacole
Thanks for the response summersolstice. I am...

Thanks for the response summersolstice. I am starting to think the fermentation is done, or close to it because the SG I measured today was 1.002. I will check it again on Sunday and if it hasn't...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-28-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By dacole
Thanks you.

Thanks you.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-28-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By dacole
Cyser in the making - questions

Hello everybody,

I started a Cyser on Saturday January 16th with the following recipe:

2.2 lbs honey
1 gallon apple juice (spreadsheet says 0.81 gallons)
1/2 packet 71B-1122
tsp nutrient...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-28-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By dacole
Would you guys be able to tell me what DME is? ...

Would you guys be able to tell me what DME is?

Thanks.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-03-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By dacole
I measured the SG of my apple juice to be 1.05. ...

I measured the SG of my apple juice to be 1.05. So I plan on using the following recipe. Not having any experience, but from using hightests spreadsheet, this should ferment to a medium sweet mead....
Forum: Mead Forum 01-02-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By dacole
All right. I went and bought my gear today. I...

All right. I went and bought my gear today. I got Lalvin 71B-1122 for the yeast and picked up some nutrient and energizer made by ABC Cork. The store I went to does not have Fermaid K so that kind...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-02-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By dacole
That was a quick reply. I shall do that then.

That was a quick reply. I shall do that then.
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