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Forum: Mead Forum 11-13-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By Tomico
Be as obsessive as you can about cleaning and...

Be as obsessive as you can about cleaning and sanitizing.
Age it in a larger batch then bottle later. This minimizes overall variations.
You could try using a different yeast. Various...
Forum: Soda Making 11-13-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,840
Posted By Tomico
Foam and protein.

I just saw this forum topic after trying to figure out why beer and root beer foam. I was trying to create a recipe and needed the reason foam happened.
What I read was that with both the...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-24-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 30,497
Posted By Tomico
Reply to red wedding

I would have added blood orange juice and zest to the red wedding wine.
Forum: Mead Forum 04-04-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tomico
There are several ways to infuse the herbs in a...

There are several ways to infuse the herbs in a mead. You could make a strong infusion over the stove by heating the herbs in water then straining and adding it to the primary and then let them cool...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-16-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,113
Posted By Tomico
I was curious about the flavor of the honey. How...

I was curious about the flavor of the honey. How will it enhance the flavor of the mead? Is it mild or strong, light colored or dark, and does any of the wood flavor come into the honey itself? I'm...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-16-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tomico
Oooh! This sounds interesting. Yes, this could...

Oooh! This sounds interesting. Yes, this could taste very good. What size are you starting at, 1 gallon or 5? I made a saffron, sage, rosemary, and thyme mix that was divine. I was pretty...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-09-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,180
Posted By Tomico
Lmao! This is hysterical. Yeah, I have plans to...

Lmao! This is hysterical. Yeah, I have plans to try this as well, though, I will probably start off with a 5 gallon batch and not as much proportionate avocados. I would rather use limes and...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-09-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Tomico
I was curious about the actual results of my...

I was curious about the actual results of my statements. So, I have just tasted a mead that my husband left in our south facing bay window for at least 4 years. We have done most things that you...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-11-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,871
Posted By Tomico
My husband and I had a 5 gallon bucket of orange...

My husband and I had a 5 gallon bucket of orange blossom honey but I'm not sure where we got it from. I think it was a friend of a friend from Florida.

I have had some experience with The Bee Folk...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-11-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By Tomico
This is a good recipe my husband and I made...

This is a good recipe my husband and I made before we decided we should take down extensive details. I just tasted it after 1 1/2 years of sitting and, boy! was it yummy. This is a sweeter mead.
...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-10-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 25,012
Posted By Tomico
OK, haven't played skrym yet though I have played...

OK, haven't played skrym yet though I have played another of the elder scroll games. I can't remember which, I play a lot of games. and the names get fuzzy in my head. or maybe it is the mead doing...
Forum: Wine 01-10-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,238
Posted By Tomico
My husband is not able to drink caffeine so we...

My husband is not able to drink caffeine so we often use red tea which is an herbal substitute that tastes surprisingly like a sweeter good regular tea. It also tastes better than decaf tea. Decaf...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-10-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,177
Posted By Tomico
I was just reading an article that talked about...

I was just reading an article that talked about doing just that to try to get a more complex flavor. Unfortunately, I have just misplaced it in the last couple days and cannot seem to find the site...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,008
Posted By Tomico
Thanks MedsenFey, I have very little working...

Thanks MedsenFey, I have very little working knowledge of yeasts mostly using champagne yeast but have recently been looking at yeasts as a way of improving, guiding and predicting flavors....
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By Tomico
Oh yeah!

Oh yeah!
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Tomico
Why are you using bread yeast? You can buy cheep...

Why are you using bread yeast? You can buy cheep brewers yeast even if you don't want to go for specialty yeasts and the yeast is one of the least expensive parts of brewing.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,232
Posted By Tomico
Hind site is 20/20 but why didn't you ask for...

Hind site is 20/20 but why didn't you ask for stuff for Christmas? There are so many times I've wished I could have some idea what to buy for some people.

Tomico
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By Tomico
Oooooo. This is right up my alley. I have...

Oooooo. This is right up my alley. I have consistently added odd things to meads since I started messing with my husband's brews. He would often raise an eyebrow and let me go at it. i haven't gone...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By Tomico
O.K., I've been dwelling on this for a while. I...

O.K., I've been dwelling on this for a while. I thought about using almond milk or soy milk as the milk type base but when I read about people trying to ferment them, they had a really nasty smell....
Forum: Mead Forum 01-07-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,008
Posted By Tomico
You could also try wrapping the carboy in a wet...

You could also try wrapping the carboy in a wet towel for evaporative cooling. It could be tedious and a bit unreliable but it could help.
I have read that D47 is a bit temperamental in that the...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-13-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By Tomico
Just recently found out that meads can be kept in...

Just recently found out that meads can be kept in the sun only if they have no tannin. Many brewers add teas or grape peals to meads to get a better mouth feel. These are the meads to keep out of the...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-13-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Tomico
A little side note. If you have not added tannins...

A little side note. If you have not added tannins to your batch you can put mead in the sun to heat it. Strange but true. If you have concerns you could heat it on top of the refrigerator.
Forum: Mead Forum 10-07-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,744
Posted By Tomico
We made something similar with saffron instead of...

We made something similar with saffron instead of parsley. I used 1/4 cup dried saffron I bought from costco in bulk, 2oz each of fresh sage, rosemarry and thyme for a 5 gallon batch. I had the same...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-07-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By Tomico
Whoo hoo! My husband I just did a 5 gallon batch...

Whoo hoo! My husband I just did a 5 gallon batch but used meadowsweet honey and a gourmet Dutch chocolate. We tasted it when we reracked it and it is tasting fabulous already after only a couple...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-07-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Tomico
Time time time! Mead is not quick. Our meads...

Time time time! Mead is not quick. Our meads aren't even tasted before a year and they get better and better over time. Patience is the most important ingredient to a mead.
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