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Forum: Mead Forum 04-09-2013, 07:40 PM
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Posted By GhettoDickens
I want it sweeter, for sure. And I imagined it to...

I want it sweeter, for sure. And I imagined it to be a "sipper" more than a "full glass" mead. Maybe I will just keep it how it is, pitch Lalvin EC-1118 and let it ferment for a few months, transfer...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-09-2013, 05:52 PM
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Posted By GhettoDickens
Help with high gravity (~1.19) cyser

I created 1 gallon of cyser weighing in at a whopping 1.190. I split the batch up into two gallons, putting each in its own one-gallon jug to allow for head space during fermentation. I pitched a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-24-2012, 06:12 AM
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Views: 603
Posted By GhettoDickens
How to go about all-grain 1 gal Graff

I want to do some experimenting with graff. My plan is to do a bunch of different 1 gallon batches (using different beer styles for the wort). Based on scaling the 5 gal recipe down to 1 gal, I would...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-01-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By GhettoDickens
Clearly I am knew to this mead making thing! I...

Clearly I am knew to this mead making thing! I definitely did not realize that, so thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Cheers!
Forum: Mead Forum 10-01-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By GhettoDickens
Thank you for the advice Mr. Schramm. I will give...

Thank you for the advice Mr. Schramm. I will give that a go in the future.

Cheers!
Forum: DIY Projects 10-01-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By GhettoDickens
Thanks for the reply! Maybe next time I try...

Thanks for the reply!

Maybe next time I try this I will use your suggestion, but I am already invested in these two sticks so I am curious as to what to expect. I really hope I didn't just waste...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-01-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By GhettoDickens
Over diluting JB-Weld?

Hey everyone,

Yup, it's another heat stick thread. I went with this build but went for the L shaped pipe instead of straight: http://www.3d0g.net/brewing/heatstick

I diluted the JB-weld to make...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-01-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By GhettoDickens
So pasteurized or not, I don't need to treat the...

So pasteurized or not, I don't need to treat the juice in any way?
Forum: Cider Forum 09-30-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By GhettoDickens
Pasteurized v Non-Pasteurized: a few questions

I have seen a lot of options for cider/apple juice popping up at the farmers market and local grocery stores. I want to make a hard a cider (graff actually) and I am curious what I should be looking...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-27-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By GhettoDickens
Advice with acid addition at bottling

I am ready to bottle my peach/raspberry saison, but I am debating acid additions. When reading about adding fruit when brewing, I remember reading from multiple sources (usually forums posts) that...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-23-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By GhettoDickens
I'm thinking I will do something similar. I'll...

I'm thinking I will do something similar. I'll ferment the mus almost completely, rack onto fruit and monitor the gravity. Than I will sorbate it at around 1.015 if the yeast are still working after...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-23-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By GhettoDickens
Sweet mead question: how to stop the yeast

Hey all,

I am trying to make a semi sweet mead (1.020-1.030) that is 10%. I also want to achieve this without having to back sweeten. Here is my issue:

The yeast I usually use (D47) can easily...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-31-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By GhettoDickens
Which grapes to pick for pyment?

My LHBS is doing a preorder for wine grapes, and I remembered hearing about pyment in some video or lecture I was lsitening to, so I want to put in an order and get some high quality grapes. The...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-29-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By GhettoDickens
Water and honey proportions

Hey everyone,

I use the GotMead calculator and after making my first batch, I have a question. I feel like it is a really stupid question, but for some reason I can't work this on out on my own:
...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-29-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By GhettoDickens
Thanks for replying, Amandabab. I kinda...

Thanks for replying, Amandabab.

I kinda figured that was going to be answer. I am glad I asked!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-29-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By GhettoDickens
I do rack to secondary for meads and sometimes...

I do rack to secondary for meads and sometimes for beers with dry-hop/fruit/etc or ones that had a lot of sediment and gunk in the primary.

So for most my beers, I wont worry about it, but it is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-29-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By GhettoDickens
Cheap way to purge carboys?

Hey all,

I am brewing smaller batches, but don't really want to start buying smaller carboys/buckets because I still want the opportunity to brew 5 gal batches and I don't have space for any more...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-25-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By GhettoDickens
Will do. I plan on re-listening to the Ken S....

Will do. I plan on re-listening to the Ken S. Jamil show about mead as well as the Michael F seminar from NHC012. I'll keep ya posted!

In the meantime...should I ditch the wyeast beer nutrient and...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-25-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By GhettoDickens
I remember reading it on a forum post or two. I...

I remember reading it on a forum post or two. I am also fairly certain that Michael Fairbrother commented on it (and I think he said he didn't use it because of the off flavors) in his 2012 NHC...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-25-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By GhettoDickens
So it sounds like I should get some SuperFood or...

So it sounds like I should get some SuperFood or Fermaid-K, and the DAP seems alrightm, but I have read in multiple sources that DAP can add some off-flavors. Is there a better option, or is it just...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-25-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By GhettoDickens
Cool thanks! Mods: if this is a super...

Cool thanks!

Mods: if this is a super redundant question...do your thing.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-25-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By GhettoDickens
Yest Nutrients & Energizer: guide me!

Hi meadmakers,

I just finished my first mead a week ago and I am working on a preparing for another batch, but I really want to get my process down, especially in concern to yeast nutrients and...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-20-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By GhettoDickens
I'm doing a 1 gal batch with 3 lbs of honey...I...

I'm doing a 1 gal batch with 3 lbs of honey...I want it semi-sweet (more on the dry side). Maybe I'll save backsweetening for my next batch. Thanks for responding!
Forum: Mead Forum 08-20-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By GhettoDickens
All this "backsweetening" talk is making me...

All this "backsweetening" talk is making me nervous!
Forum: Mead Forum 08-20-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By GhettoDickens
Yea, from what I gathered on the interwebs, I...

Yea, from what I gathered on the interwebs, I wasn't overly concerned. But the tea...there isn't a lot about tea and mead out there, so I didn't know if there was something risky about that.
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