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Forum: Mead 06-14-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 95,114
Posted By SandMBrewCo
Did you do a secondary? You can also do a cold...

Did you do a secondary? You can also do a cold crash. That will help the yeast settle. But if its bottled already you might be hosed :-(

Perhaps some aging will do some good in mellowing the...
Forum: Mead 06-12-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 95,114
Posted By SandMBrewCo
I made this last year and it was a hit! Be...

I made this last year and it was a hit! Be cautious as there is a reason Vikings are well known for making/drinking mead. This stuff is STRONG.

Drink a glass and wait. It does not hit you right...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-06-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,739
Posted By SandMBrewCo
what about a shark steamer? Im going to try it...

what about a shark steamer? Im going to try it and ill keep you guys posted on my success or lack there of. ;)
Forum: Cider 11-23-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 111,194
Posted By SandMBrewCo
Negative :(. I think that i have narrowed down...

Negative :(. I think that i have narrowed down the cause(s). Please let me know what you folks think:

To many lemons - I used a total of 4 for this two gallon batch. Maybe this made it to acidic...
Forum: Cider 11-22-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 30,953
Posted By SandMBrewCo
will adding the cinnamon extract before pitching...

will adding the cinnamon extract before pitching the yeast prevent fermentation?

I have a similar brew, but it doesn't seem to have started fermenting and I wonder if it is because I added the...
Forum: Cider 11-22-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 111,194
Posted By SandMBrewCo
Just added about a gram of champagne yeast....

Just added about a gram of champagne yeast. Hopefully i didn't jump the gun. The more I brew, the more I realize the importance of patience. A word that starts with 'F' comes to mind. lol
Forum: Cider 11-21-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 111,194
Posted By SandMBrewCo
Im having an issue. I hope that someone can help....

Im having an issue. I hope that someone can help.

I made a two gallon batch of this adding about 3 lbs of brown sugar and 4 lemons.

I heated about .5 gal of the cider near boiling and...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-16-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By SandMBrewCo
Id say start with beer or cider. Mead demands...

Id say start with beer or cider. Mead demands time to mature (8+ months). Beer and cider can be drinkable within 2 - 3 weeks.

If I were you id go to my LHBS and get a beer making kit. It will...
Forum: Mead 11-04-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 95,114
Posted By SandMBrewCo
Racked it over to secondary. Fermentation seems...

Racked it over to secondary. Fermentation seems to have started up again :drunk: The aroma from the air lock smells much better than before though. I guess I kinda screwed this recipe up. Ill add a...
Forum: Mead 11-03-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 95,114
Posted By SandMBrewCo
I tested the gravity and it was consistent for a...

I tested the gravity and it was consistent for a few days. Theres not a ton of airlock activity but enough to move the liquid inside.

I racked it into the secondary yesterday. I wonder if this...
Forum: Mead 11-02-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 95,114
Posted By SandMBrewCo
I have a batch of this o' brewing. I added the...

I have a batch of this o' brewing. I added the potassium sorbate about a week ago and Im still getting activity on the airlock. I used the amount directed on the bottle - 1 Tsp per gallon.

I did...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-25-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By SandMBrewCo
So "tannins".... is this the grain flavor that...

So "tannins".... is this the grain flavor that D_Ranged_Eskimo is talking about? What sucks about tannins?
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-24-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By SandMBrewCo
I have a question: How about sparging the bag...

I have a question: How about sparging the bag after the initial steep? I did this but I think that I used too hot of water. I used near boiling water (about a gallon) and Ive seen a lot of people...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-24-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,814
Posted By SandMBrewCo
I think that is just some beer or sanitizer that...

I think that is just some beer or sanitizer that is on the bottles walls. Theres only the white yeast islands. If you look closely at it; it looks like tiny white bubbles all crammed together.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-24-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,814
Posted By SandMBrewCo
Good to hear. I did indeed jump the gun on...

Good to hear. I did indeed jump the gun on primary and racked it into secondary after 6 days. (Hangs head in shame)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-24-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,814
Posted By SandMBrewCo
Just checked out my secondary and Im experiencing...

Just checked out my secondary and Im experiencing something similar. I have attached some pics. Basically little white clumps floating on top of the wort.

This is my first brew and the only thing...
Forum: Cider 10-12-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 111,194
Posted By SandMBrewCo
So I followed this recipe pretty closely, but...

So I followed this recipe pretty closely, but only making 1 gal and adding 1 peeled frozen/thawed lemon. OG was 1.070. Kept it in the primary for 2 days Racked it straight into the bottles (Newb...
Forum: Cider 10-10-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 111,194
Posted By SandMBrewCo
Ive got a batch of this brewing. Probably bottle...

Ive got a batch of this brewing. Probably bottle tonight. Ill let you know how it turns out.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-10-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,759
Posted By SandMBrewCo
I just brewed/drank some very young, very dry...

I just brewed/drank some very young, very dry hard cider and all tough it tasted like crap, it did not kill me or even make me ill. Quite the opposite actually ;)
Forum: Cider Forum 10-10-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By SandMBrewCo
I started a batch about 5 - 6 days ago. I used...

I started a batch about 5 - 6 days ago. I used store bought apple juice (mott's) and added 1 cup of dextrose.

I noticed yesterday that the bubbling in the airlock had nearly ceased. So I racked...
Forum: Mead 10-07-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 547,843
Posted By SandMBrewCo
I just started a batch of this substituting the...

I just started a batch of this substituting the oranges with peaches and using a champaign yeast, and yeast nutrient instead of raisins. Its in a 1 Gal glass jug with a bung and air lock (some people...
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