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Forum: Mead Forum 01-16-2012, 11:26 PM
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Posted By oldude309
coffee syrup ?

Was in the local Wally World to day buying coffee and saw flavored syrup to add to your coffee? I think. They had Vanillia, Carmel, Hazelnut and Chocolate and even a couple of sugar free. Was...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-16-2012, 11:16 PM
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Posted By oldude309
never used that yeast, what temp. range is best...

never used that yeast, what temp. range is best for it? some yeast prefer mid 60's or they start throwing off bad flavors. Jim
Forum: Mead Forum 01-09-2012, 11:52 PM
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Posted By oldude309
Yea the taste will improve, just let it set and...

Yea the taste will improve, just let it set and do its thing. Jim
Forum: Mead Forum 12-29-2011, 11:23 PM
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Posted By oldude309
Potassium Sorbate a bad thing?

As newbies we are told to not add packaged fruit/juice if it has potassium sorbate in it as it will inhibit or stop fermintation. But if your mead is in the secondary and clear when you add it is it...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-29-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By oldude309
I just finished a 1 gal. raspberry mead and I...

I just finished a 1 gal. raspberry mead and I waited to add the fruit until the secondary. I bought a 10 oz. package of frozen raspberries allowed them to thaw and refroze them, allowed them to thaw...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-17-2011, 10:30 PM
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Posted By oldude309
Thank you for the reply GinKings. Jim

Thank you for the reply GinKings. Jim
Forum: Mead Forum 12-17-2011, 09:35 PM
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Posted By oldude309
Color?

Just added Raspberries to my secondary, Real nice color and a pretty good flavor. Will it retain some or all of the color or will it age out clear?
Forum: Mead Forum 12-16-2011, 12:12 AM
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Posted By oldude309
What yeast did you use? I used a stormcastle...

What yeast did you use? I used a stormcastle recipe that called for Lavin D-47 or bread yeast, I used D-47 and found out it works best under 68*. Jim (59*-68* for Lavin D-47)
Forum: Mead Forum 11-15-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By oldude309
Not much experiance, I used D-47 on a 1 gal....

Not much experiance, I used D-47 on a 1 gal. batch and it bubbled lke yours at about once every 8 seconds and got slower to the point of almost stopping at 30 days. Started a second batch, same...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-05-2011, 11:07 PM
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Posted By oldude309
Just started a 5 gal. batch of show and pitched...

Just started a 5 gal. batch of show and pitched at about 100 deg. within 6 hrs the airlock was perking about every 3 sec.

I used D-47 as well. Jim
Forum: Mead Forum 10-23-2011, 01:20 AM
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Posted By oldude309
Don't know about Internet, Do a web search for...

Don't know about Internet, Do a web search for local beekeeper clubs and contact them. Jim
Forum: Mead Forum 10-22-2011, 10:30 PM
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Posted By oldude309
Buy it up, or get your own bees.:)

Buy it up, or get your own bees.:)
Forum: Mead Forum 10-22-2011, 08:14 PM
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Posted By oldude309
Man I hope your alright,I started mt first batch...

Man I hope your alright,I started mt first batch on 10/13 and it looked just like yours.I think the foam is just the gass from fermitation. Jim
Forum: Mead Forum 10-22-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By oldude309
Thanks for the replies folks. Jim

Thanks for the replies folks. Jim
Forum: Mead Forum 10-22-2011, 01:54 AM
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Posted By oldude309
How Much Yeast?

So if you want to brew a 5 gal. batch do you use a packet per gallon or what? haven't seen to many 5 gal reciepes that show more than type of yeast. Jim
Forum: Introductions 10-21-2011, 11:05 PM
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Posted By oldude309
New Member

Hello all, I am new to brewing and have been lurking here for a while. I am a hobby beekeeper and wanted to try my hand at mead.
Jim.
Forum: Mead Forum 10-21-2011, 10:52 PM
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Posted By oldude309
First let me say that I am new to mead but not to...

First let me say that I am new to mead but not to honey.
Local honey price is based on supply and market, some beekeepers are lucky to get $4.00 per pound and others can get up to $20.00 per pound....
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