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Forum: Mead Forum 07-17-2011, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Ridcully123
Thanks :) One of the great benefits of home...

Thanks :)
One of the great benefits of home brewing is the creativity you can have. I tasted it this weekend and it's coming along great, I used peach syrup that I had canned last year, and it's...
Forum: Mead 07-15-2011, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Ridcully123
It can either be a Spiced Melomel or Fruited...

It can either be a Spiced Melomel or Fruited Metheglin :)

Sounds lovely, did you use local spring water?
Forum: Mead Forum 07-15-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Ridcully123
Thanks! I've been looking around Got Mead for...

Thanks!
I've been looking around Got Mead for about a month now and have found a lot of info. Ya, I know I have to bottle and age, patients is a virtue I guess. I figure this batch will be ready by...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-15-2011, 03:33 PM
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Views: 221,214
Posted By Ridcully123
Did some research. Doesn't look like a typical...

Did some research. Doesn't look like a typical aceto culture, but, because I added the vinegar, it probably skipped the calcium corbate production and created a transparent culture.

Still...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-15-2011, 06:33 AM
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Views: 221,214
Posted By Ridcully123
Alright, it's been two weeks, and I've noticed...

Alright, it's been two weeks, and I've noticed something pretty crazy.
Apparently, (no idea how this happened) the juniper berries, which were floating on top, have formed a jelly that covers the...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-15-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Ridcully123
What to look for in a Melomel?

Hey guys, I recently started my first mead, (strawberry/peach) and was wondering what I should be looking for in my final product. I can imagine there is a lot of depth here, but I'm clueless as...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-15-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,138
Posted By Ridcully123
From what I've gathered, brandy is normally a...

From what I've gathered, brandy is normally a distilled wine. Wouldn't fortifying an existing wine be a tad redundant?
That being said, there's a strawberry-liquor type recipe at...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-11-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Ridcully123
Alright, my idea was to use the melons to sweeten...

Alright, my idea was to use the melons to sweeten my cucumber juice, melons and bananas have high sugar levels after all, without an acidic or citric bite. I'm using Stayman apples, home grown. I...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-11-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Ridcully123
You're right, they are still only 80-85 percent...

You're right, they are still only 80-85 percent water, but the interesting thing is that cucumbers apparently are a fruit. Related to melons or some such rubbish. So perhaps a mixture of...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-11-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Ridcully123
Cucumber Cider?

Yesterday I harvested a few of the cucumber plants that were growing in my garden. These things get HUGE in the Midwest, and really sweet.
I have a bunch of them lying around, and long story...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-09-2011, 03:50 AM
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Views: 221,214
Posted By Ridcully123
Thanks for the info. Also, will lactic acid hurt...

Thanks for the info. Also, will lactic acid hurt the culture if I want to raise the acidity? I don't have any lemon juice at the moment. I'm going to try culturing the yeast from juniper berries...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-08-2011, 11:48 PM
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Views: 221,214
Posted By Ridcully123
Hey guys, long time reader, but this thread has...

Hey guys, long time reader, but this thread has inspired me to finally sign up.
My question is related to anti-bacterial substances. In theory wouldn't common anti-bacterial like penicillin...
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