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Forum: Mead Forum 05-06-2011, 10:13 AM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
I've become quite partial to a meadery in...

I've become quite partial to a meadery in Portland, ME near my girlfriend's house, called MeadWorks. They have a fascinating method for their fermentation that I couldn't begin to describe beyond...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-05-2011, 10:30 AM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
hehehe, I was kidding on the pisano :) I...

hehehe, I was kidding on the pisano :) I generally just tell them not to worry, that I like it as hot as any of them can eat it. Several times chefs have actually come out and admitted they made it...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-04-2011, 05:03 PM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
Oh indeed, I'll post what I use for a recipe and...

Oh indeed, I'll post what I use for a recipe and some pics.

Actually I decided I'll use a few for something else. I figure I'll take a bottle of cheap, not too flavorful vodka, pour that into a...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-04-2011, 03:30 PM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
AH! Thanks very much for that link! I do...

AH! Thanks very much for that link!

I do like the taste of peppers, however that's why I was going to go for fairly sweet, high alcohol, say 36oz mesquite honey per gallon and a champagne yeast.
Forum: Mead Forum 05-04-2011, 02:04 PM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
Last night I just couldn't resist and took a...

Last night I just couldn't resist and took a nibble. Mind you, I go into Indian restaurants and essentially tell them "Make it hot for me like you would a Pisano", often getting looks like I must be...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-04-2011, 12:05 PM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
Any advice on making spicy (as in spicy hot) meads?

Cheers folks.

I just came into possession of a bag filled with Indian ghost peppers (AKA Bhut Jolokia, 1,041,427 SHU), and while most I'll use in chili and some curries, I got the idea to try some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2011, 08:38 PM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
As the Chinese say: Gan bei

So this is my first batch in ages, and I have deemed it tasty:

http://web.mit.edu/user/m/b/mbroman/www/IMAG0669.jpg

Now this isn't the batch I'd posted about a month ago which boiled over,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2011, 03:21 PM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
Cheers, first batch of beer in 15 years bottling today.

Mornin' folks. Right now my bottles are sitting in a large plastic tub, soaking away in a sanitizer. I've got 24 old green bottles my grandfather used to use to brew and make root beer with (quite...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2011, 12:23 AM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
Thanks all for the support. I had decided...

Thanks all for the support.

I had decided since I don't have any home brew quiet yet I would pick up a bottle of something I hadn't tried, and grabbed a bottle of one of the bourbon cask brews....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2011, 11:27 PM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
Cheers man :) The pat on the back went a...

Cheers man :)

The pat on the back went a long way. Last batch I made way back when turned into the Great Exploding Bottle Extravaganza, so I may be a tad skittish.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2011, 11:18 PM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
sorry.... Perhaps I over stated in my near "OMFG...

sorry.... Perhaps I over stated in my near "OMFG WTF?!" moment.

Not a few ounces. There is, in fact, only 1/2oz of Fuggles caps after expanding, about a tablespoon of sparge thickened hops went...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2011, 11:04 PM
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Posted By UncHellMatt
Boil over; How much is "bad"?

Swear to $deity I turn my back for a minute to use the bathroom, and my wort boiled over. Looks like about 1 cup boiled out and a few ounces of my hops off the top. How bad is boiling over? As I...
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