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Forum: Mead Forum 05-21-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Getzinator
Well ya fat bloke, I continue following your...

Well ya fat bloke, I continue following your advice, and I can't say I'm disappointed. I've mastered the technique of using my "electric whisk". Definitely works better, as you know.

Another...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-16-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Getzinator
I hear what you're saying, and I might go back to...

I hear what you're saying, and I might go back to the electric. I just honestly had a really hard time controlling the massive amount of bubbles from the degassing and aeration combined.

Maybe...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-14-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Getzinator
Update on my mead and my last nute addition. It...

Update on my mead and my last nute addition. It was a much better experience this time around. I've been aerating daily with a balloon whisk, and it's working great.

I tried the immersion...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-08-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,523
Posted By Getzinator
If you had all the fruit in a fine mesh bag or...

If you had all the fruit in a fine mesh bag or something longer would probably be fine, but I would probably take out at a week if you're happy with the color/flavor the fruit imparted by then.
...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-08-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Getzinator
Chiming in on juniper flavor fermented beverages:...

Chiming in on juniper flavor fermented beverages: They come out tasting very similar to a "ginger" flavor. More tree-sap-like and herbal, but it's got that crispness to it. Not what I would...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-08-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Getzinator
That color is great! I think it will probably...

That color is great! I think it will probably come out great.

What yeast did you use?
Forum: Mead Forum 05-08-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Getzinator
Well you had convinced me to aerate, and the...

Well you had convinced me to aerate, and the laziness in me wanted to know the easiest way possible. So I found the "vigorous shake method" and started that yesterday night. Both times it has lead...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-06-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Getzinator
Great to know! I just so happen to have a...

Great to know! I just so happen to have a balloon whisk attachment, so I know what I'll be using!

A general question (that will likely have been answered elsewhere, and I will search for as soon...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-06-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,173
Posted By Getzinator
Just to piggy-back some earlier posts: Savory is...

Just to piggy-back some earlier posts: Savory is the equivalent of "umami" in the culinary definition of the 5 tastes. Not to put down anyone elses tasty sounding suggestions, but those spices and...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-06-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,523
Posted By Getzinator
Awesome! How much of each fruit did you use? ...

Awesome! How much of each fruit did you use? Also how did you prepare your fruit?
Kiwi sounds really interesting.
Forum: Mead Forum 05-06-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Getzinator
Thanks to both of you, very good to know for the...

Thanks to both of you, very good to know for the future. I should have probably known that it would react like that, but I will definitely know for the future.

Also when you say "stick...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-05-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Getzinator
Fist Mead / Vigorous Fermentation

Hello All!
First off wanted to give another thank you to hightest for his awesome Basic Mead FAQ (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/sticky-mead-making-faqs-83030/). Wouldn't have had such a solid...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-18-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 462,850
Posted By Getzinator
[QUOTE=Brewsday;4916017]Plus it stays at the...

[QUOTE=Brewsday;4916017]Plus it stays at the right height for the type of bottle I'm using....but it has it's dangers! (see second pic) /QUOTE]

Dang, did that crush a glass bottle? That's nuts....
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-05-2013, 05:12 PM
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Views: 162,423
Posted By Getzinator
Holy cow! What a giveaway. Yes, I would like...

Holy cow! What a giveaway. Yes, I would like all of that please.
Count me in!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 26,286
Posted By Getzinator
Stop Everything!!! Whatever you do, don't...

Stop Everything!!!
Whatever you do, don't even touch another beer until you've grown your beard. Don't use a fake beard either, it will know.
Your best bet is to start a daily regimen of your...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-14-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,528
Posted By Getzinator
Good point. I actually have never had a...

Good point. I actually have never had a commercial mead that was worth anything.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-09-2013, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Getzinator
I'm always in for some cool swag!

I'm always in for some cool swag!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,276
Posted By Getzinator
+1 for this. Always make sure that your fg...

+1 for this. Always make sure that your fg readings are the same on two readings at least a day apart. I check mine after 2-3 weeks and again two days later, rack to secondary, and then do an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,276
Posted By Getzinator
Gotcha! Sorry I've never used any HME, so I was...

Gotcha! Sorry I've never used any HME, so I was unaware it didn't require any additional hops. See? You never stop learning.

Another book you can buy which I find to be my favourite is the Joy...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Getzinator
I would say take the break pre-boil. Just for...

I would say take the break pre-boil. Just for any (even if minimal) contamination possibility. Boil usually takes care of that.

But it would probably be best to either get up and start/finish...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,276
Posted By Getzinator
Congrats! Maybe I missed it in your type-up, but...

Congrats! Maybe I missed it in your type-up, but what type of hops did you use?

Also when you get impatient, as you invariably will, just remember to give it some more time. Grab a craft brew...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 12-24-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,885
Posted By Getzinator
I definitely can see how a beer that is...

I definitely can see how a beer that is objectively rated as the best may not be the most satisfying beer to each person. Sometimes, when it's served with the right food and at the perfect...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 12-24-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,885
Posted By Getzinator
I'm pleasantly surprised that there were people...

I'm pleasantly surprised that there were people agreeing with me. Sometimes my attitude of "sticking up for what I feel is right" gets me in trouble. But then again that's why I chose to support...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 12-23-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,885
Posted By Getzinator
It's an interesting thing to profit off the...

It's an interesting thing to profit off the modesty of the Trappist brewers that stops them from making their beer commercially available in the first place. Especially against their explicit...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 12-17-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,885
Posted By Getzinator
You are WAY late on this, hahaha.

You are WAY late on this, hahaha.
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