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Forum: Mead Forum 06-10-2010, 08:49 PM
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Posted By hightest
Right in the Staggered Nutrient Addition FAQ, "Be...

Right in the Staggered Nutrient Addition FAQ, "Be CAREFUL when you add these nutrients as you can get quite a bit of foaming (a physical reaction due to the creation of nucleation...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-04-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By hightest
FWIW, Degaussing is the process of decreasing (or...

FWIW, Degaussing is the process of decreasing (or eliminating) an unwanted magnetic field... Something I did often in my earlier years as a color TV technician... ;) It is not something to be...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-27-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By hightest
FYI... Vinometers are most accurate when testing...

FYI... Vinometers are most accurate when testing dry wines where very little residual sugar is present. The sweeter the wine (mead, etc.) the less accurate the vinometer becomes. ;)
Forum: Mead Forum 01-11-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,683
Posted By hightest
Given the conditions you stated, you may need to...

Given the conditions you stated, you may need to be more patient. However, you may also be fighting a losing battle...

The whole idea behind the "restart FAQ" is to build-up a fresh, healthy,...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-31-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,732
Posted By hightest
Regardless of whether or not Campden (bisulfite,...

Regardless of whether or not Campden (bisulfite, or others) will, or will not, effectively stop an in progress fermentation, I tend to follow Dr. Clayton Cone's (Lallemand fermentation scientist)...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-29-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By hightest
True. It is a personal preference. I also have...

True. It is a personal preference. I also have not found the need to add acid to my meads...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-22-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By hightest
Actually, you could still list the website link...

Actually, you could still list the website link as there are website translators capable of translating between languages.

In my case Firefox, has a handy translator add-on that I'd like to try...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-22-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By hightest
Personally, I would not add anything to my...

Personally, I would not add anything to my "brews" unless I was fully aware of what it was. Wine sulfur could be anything, but rather than guess at what it is, or rely on a "long distance"...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-21-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By hightest
Have you read the Mead FAQs? I'll bet you find...

Have you read the Mead FAQs? I'll bet you find pH discussed in more than one...;)
Forum: Mead Forum 12-20-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By hightest
Without being able to identify what aspect of...

Without being able to identify what aspect of BS's calculation is causing this difference, I'm not sure you'll be able to accomplish your objective.

If I read one of your posts correctly, you...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-20-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By hightest
Without being able to identify what aspect of...

Without being able to identify what aspect of BS's calculation is causing this difference, I'm not sure you'll be able to accomplish your objective.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-20-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By hightest
It wasn't you, it was me...:o In my haste to...

It wasn't you, it was me...:o In my haste to answer this issue and shovel the 24+" of snow we just had, I neglected to convert the puree brix (12B) to SG (1.048). With that change, I also get an...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-20-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By hightest
The first thing I noticed is that you list 3 lbs...

The first thing I noticed is that you list 3 lbs as the data entry value for the puree. I'm not sure how you did that as my spreadsheet uses cups and SG for juice input values.

In any event, when...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-20-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By hightest
What would help is listing each ingredient (and...

What would help is listing each ingredient (and their amounts - with the associated unit of measure) that are being entered into each calculation tool. For example:

HT Calc ...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-20-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By hightest
I think I see two questions here - one about...

I think I see two questions here - one about difference in calculated SG, and another about how much yeast to use.

As far as yeast goes, for mead, wine,& cider I always use dry yeast. With mead,...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 113,294
Posted By hightest
Perhaps you missed this note in my first post in...

Perhaps you missed this note in my first post in this topic, "If you have any questions, please start a new topic concerning your question in the mead forum so that others may also learn from the...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-15-2009, 03:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,957
Posted By hightest
Personally, my meads have OGs above 1.105.

Personally, my meads have OGs above 1.105.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-14-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,957
Posted By hightest
That's really a matter of personal taste. I tend...

That's really a matter of personal taste. I tend to like mels on the sweeter side (1.010-1.015).
Forum: Mead Forum 12-14-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,957
Posted By hightest
Generally by the time you add more fermetables...

Generally by the time you add more fermetables the yeast does not have the capability to completely ferment them, and what I've encountered is a net decrease in the overall ABV where the dilution (by...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-14-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,957
Posted By hightest
Nothing... ;) Moreover you're paying attention -...

Nothing... ;) Moreover you're paying attention - I was hoping someone was. :)

The effect on SG is a combination of two factors (volume and the additive's SG) and follows the equation: CmVm +CaVa...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-14-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,957
Posted By hightest
Yes, the batch volume needs to include all...

Yes, the batch volume needs to include all volumes of all ingredients added - honey, water, cider, fruit puree, etc.

Also realize that your intended 96 oz blackberry addition to the secondary...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-14-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,957
Posted By hightest
Not necessary... :)

Not necessary... :)
Forum: Mead Forum 12-14-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,957
Posted By hightest
I believe the question was related to your...

I believe the question was related to your hydrometer reading(s). Most are calibrated to 68F while others are at 60F. When the sample temperature is not at the hydrometer's reference, then a...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-14-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By hightest
Wayne hit all the points I would have made - well...

Wayne hit all the points I would have made - well done! :)
Forum: Mead Forum 12-13-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,903
Posted By hightest
An ABV calculation is present in my spreadsheet,...

An ABV calculation is present in my spreadsheet, which is more sophisticated as it is also influenced by the FG (a somewhat more advanced topic I've discussed before, re: ABV vs. ABW FAQ). :)
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