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Forum: Mead Forum 11-17-2013, 02:18 PM
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Posted By SebastianS
Sorry such a late reply! I've been quite busy. ...

Sorry such a late reply! I've been quite busy.

Really? I've legitimately heard from a number of people, in person and on the Internet, who've said that its potassium metabisulfite that'll kill off...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-06-2013, 10:44 PM
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Posted By SebastianS
Quick update: I made a honey/water mixture that...

Quick update: I made a honey/water mixture that ended up being about 200ml of honey, just under actually, and 600ml of water. Not all of the mixture went in. Probably about 200ml was left behind. The...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-06-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By SebastianS
I'll just backsweeten later, once it's finished...

I'll just backsweeten later, once it's finished clarifying and aging. I'm still too much of a novice to start playing around with that haha. And stick with adding the 125ml honey + 500ml water right...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-05-2013, 11:01 PM
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Posted By SebastianS
When I started and pitched the yeast I had a...

When I started and pitched the yeast I had a potential of 13.5% ABV/1.105 SG. I used 16.8 pounds of honey. When my fermentation had finished, and I racked it into it's first carboy, it read...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-05-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By SebastianS
That's exactly what I'm thinking. Maybe something...

That's exactly what I'm thinking. Maybe something like 1 or 2 parts honey, to a say 500ml of water? Something to that nature. Or a half and half? I'd be okay with a possible re-ferment happening. It...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-05-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By SebastianS
Too Much Head Space?

Evening! I'm a first time mead maker, and am about half through my first 5 gallon batch. Fermentation started in April, and finished by the beginning of May. It was racked off into a carboy, and has...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-20-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 288,178
Posted By SebastianS
I think you'll be fine. From what I've...

I think you'll be fine. From what I've experienced just eating Dragonfruit, it's pretty bland.

I'm making my first batch now. A nice plain wildflower mead. I also added approximately a cup of bee...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-10-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By SebastianS
To specify, this is after I've done my first...

To specify, this is after I've done my first racking and am ready to rack that off into another new carboy. I just want to be sure I don't allow the lees to sit for too long.
Forum: Mead Forum 04-09-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By SebastianS
Righteous, thanks! If you consider an average of...

Righteous, thanks! If you consider an average of 13-20 bubbles a minute, active fermentation. Then, I will leave it. But if that's laggin' I'll add in some extra yeast.

Is there a specific time...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-09-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By SebastianS
I'm sorry I couldn't reply sooner! March was just...

I'm sorry I couldn't reply sooner! March was just stupid busy for me! A big thank you to all of you. Very helpful, guys! I ended up using the K1V-1116. I'd like to age a decent amount and even throw...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-18-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By SebastianS
Mead Yeasts

Anyone on here have any experience with Wyeast's Sweet Mead and Semi-Sweet Mead yeasts?

How does it match up to say the Lalvin 71b-1122?
Forum: Mead Forum 02-15-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,326
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Posted By SebastianS
Wait... Bumbleberry? Please enlighten me. :D It...

Wait... Bumbleberry? Please enlighten me. :D It sounds delicious!
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,271
Posted By SebastianS
And by the way, this comment wins Best Comment....

And by the way, this comment wins Best Comment. No question! Hahaha! It was too great!
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,271
Posted By SebastianS
I'm a bit late to this party, but I have to...

I'm a bit late to this party, but I have to say...

I too am new to home brewing. But I've spent the past month I've extensively been researching home brewing supplies, techniques, others recipes,...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By SebastianS
That sounds delicious! I'd try my hand at that...

That sounds delicious! I'd try my hand at that down the road.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-30-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By SebastianS
Great tips and info, thank you! A best friend's...

Great tips and info, thank you! A best friend's dad makes homemade wine, and he uses oak chips to add character to those wines. I'll just ask him where he buys his.

I love barbecuing and love...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-29-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By SebastianS
Thanks for replying you two! Glad to be here...

Thanks for replying you two! Glad to be here amongst you fellow meaders!

Saramc, you're absolutely right about the pollen. It's jam packed with all those goodies. Great for mead, yeast, and...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-28-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By SebastianS
Some questions from a first timer!

Evening everyone!

As many others I've seen post, I'm also a first timer starting down the mead making path. I've made the decision to ferment a 5 gallon batch. There are just a few things I'd like...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-26-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,312
Posted By SebastianS
What a great thread to find! I'm preparing to...

What a great thread to find! I'm preparing to make my first mead, and would like to go and do it as naturally and traditionally as possible. Which is great considering I found a video on YouTube last...
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