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Forum: Cider Forum 02-19-2013, 05:24 PM
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Posted By DaveVanO
ok thanks. I cold crashed my meads and then auto...

ok thanks. I cold crashed my meads and then auto siphoned. but i still had the yeasty flavor. was using EC-1118.

If i dont care about the cider being completely clear. think i could just cold...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-19-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By DaveVanO
Straining Cider?

when making hard cider, after fermentation is complete. Do most of you strain it through coffee filters (or a different type of strainer) to get all the yeast out etc. Just wondering because I read...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-11-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By DaveVanO
the hydrometer would be used to check the gravity...

the hydrometer would be used to check the gravity readings at certain stages throughout fermentation. It lets you know when fermentation is finished, the potential ABV, and brix. He suggested a...
Forum: Mead 02-07-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 94,077
Posted By DaveVanO
My thing is, i used sparkloid. Its been aging for...

My thing is, i used sparkloid. Its been aging for a little bit, I put sparkloid in it like 2 weeks ago. It is a little bit clear when I hold it up to light. but normally it isnt. And the one i made...
Forum: Mead 02-07-2013, 02:50 PM
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Views: 94,077
Posted By DaveVanO
Anyone know if this will clear or not? My grape...

Anyone know if this will clear or not? My grape one seems like it wont clear, even with finings
Forum: Mead Forum 02-05-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By DaveVanO
ok thanks for the answer...Would aging it first...

ok thanks for the answer...Would aging it first then backsweetening be fine? It has no sugars left in it. I have yet to stabilize, so would i be able to just age first. THEN stabilize and...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-05-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By DaveVanO
Question/Issue (Raspberry/Blackberry Mead)

I made a 1 gallon batch of mead, heres the recipe:
2.5 lbs clover honey
4oz fresh raspberries
4oz fresh blackberries
1 Juice of lemon
1 Juice of lime
1/2c Earl Grey Tea
Yeast: D47
Nutrient...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-03-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By DaveVanO
Today I racked it into a tertiary, mainly because...

Today I racked it into a tertiary, mainly because it is crystal clear, and i can read right through it. Gonna let it bulk age for now because when racking I could smell the alcohol within the mead...
Forum: Cider 02-02-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,179
Posted By DaveVanO
I dont think it will mess it up. Just might take...

I dont think it will mess it up. Just might take a little bit of time to get started.
Just think, normally the yeast is stored in a fridge, so it will just need to get down to room temp and then it...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-01-2013, 03:57 AM
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Posted By DaveVanO
Thanks for the answer, I plan to let them go for...

Thanks for the answer, I plan to let them go for a little bit longer. Let 1g of the from concentrate stay still and bulk age. the other 1.5g carb, bottle, pasteurize.
I did the two batches mainly...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-01-2013, 03:13 AM
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Posted By DaveVanO
Mine has been fermenting/finished for now 3-4...

Mine has been fermenting/finished for now 3-4 weeks. Pretty sure its 3 weeks for my 1gallon juice not from concentrate. AND then 3 1/2 weeks for my 2.5g juice from concentrate. My 1gallon batch is...
Forum: Cider 02-01-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 58,179
Posted By DaveVanO
Well..just started a batch of this. I also added...

Well..just started a batch of this. I also added 1/4c brown sugar into my apple juice prior to mixing the caramelized sugars+juice into the carboy. Just for a little added ABV. Pitched yeast at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By DaveVanO
Thanks for all the replies and the help, I was...

Thanks for all the replies and the help, I was going to try just by lookin at different recipes, just need to Make sure I don't need any specific items for it. Once I find a combination of recipes...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By DaveVanO
New Brewer- Looking for help/recipes

Hey there, first some quick background info. I began brewing with my Mr Beer on Christmas of 2012. Once it was out of the Mr Beer Keg. Then I noticed how much the kits were from Mr Beer. For some...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By DaveVanO
Where about in Michigan would this be?

Where about in Michigan would this be?
Forum: Mead Forum 01-30-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By DaveVanO
I have racked it once into a secondary. So the...

I have racked it once into a secondary. So the majority of the lees are gone. just dont want the small lees/sediment at the bottom of the carboy to affect it. And my house is consistently at a 67*F...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-30-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,312
Posted By DaveVanO
How do most of you remove labels from your...

How do most of you remove labels from your bottles? I have a lot of bottles I have saved since beginning to brew. Ranging from pop/soda bottles, wine bottles, grolsch, vodka bottles, etc etc etc....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-30-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5,768
Views: 877,208
Posted By DaveVanO
its my first batch with the caps...unless they...

its my first batch with the caps...unless they sent them to me wrong. Its the ones from the Mr Beer kit.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2013, 11:42 PM
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Posted By DaveVanO
the room is 67*. Its the same temp that my meads...

the room is 67*. Its the same temp that my meads and hard ciders ferment in, and I havent had any issues.:confused:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2013, 11:25 PM
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Views: 877,208
Posted By DaveVanO
how can you tell when its carbed enough? not all...

how can you tell when its carbed enough? not all of mine carbed the same amount and when the one i was feeling, felt ready. Then i put them into the fridge. Apparently though, it isnt carbed...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By DaveVanO
So 60 days until I should rack into a tertiary?...

So 60 days until I should rack into a tertiary? My only issue is the whole off flavor things from the lees if it happens. its my first melomel so i dont really want to mess it up lol
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By DaveVanO
Racking/Carbing Mead

I made a Raspberry/Blackberry Melomel on 1/18 with the following recipe:
1 Gallon Batch
2 1/2lbs clover honey
4oz fresh raspberries
4oz fresh blackberries
1 juice of lemon
1 juice of lime
1/2c...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-27-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By DaveVanO
Ok thanks. Yea idk exactly how to make a starter,...

Ok thanks. Yea idk exactly how to make a starter, kinda winged it and looked at the rehydration stuff on the back of the yeast and went from there. Thanks for the input. Hopefully it wasn't too warm...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-27-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By DaveVanO
If i made a yeast starter. added it to the must,...

If i made a yeast starter. added it to the must, but the must wasnt completely lowered in temp. Like id say it was around 80*F. Would this hurt the yeast? Or should I have waited until it was lower....
Forum: Mead Forum 01-27-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By DaveVanO
alright, so just me shaking the batch a little to...

alright, so just me shaking the batch a little to stir up the ingredients would do the trick. Its what ive been doing since making them. Id just shake it a little bit and of course the airlock does...
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