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Forum: Mead Forum 05-12-2014, 04:11 AM
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Posted By galexior
The only time I dumped a mead was when it grew...

The only time I dumped a mead was when it grew moldy, and I know exactly what went so horribly wrong, and I should have know it would do that. I still cringe at that mistake.

I had started two 4...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By galexior
I suppose it might just be better to invest in...

I suppose it might just be better to invest in bottles, or ask the local bars. Shipping is just so expensive it makes me sad. There are probably 20-30 bars in the area, so there shouldn't be a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By galexior
He's an engineering major... Im so sorry. ...

He's an engineering major... Im so sorry.

Thanks for the advice! I think for now I am going to try my luck with twist off bottles, simply because I have a great deal of them that I have saved up....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By galexior
Planning first brew

:ban:Hello!:ban:

I am planning my very first batch of beer, and I have a few questions and/or concerns that I would like to ask about before I get too involved and end up wrecking myself and my...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-09-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By galexior
I thought I read somewhere that uncooked...

I thought I read somewhere that uncooked elderberries are poisonous? It's that true? Do you cook them, or does fermentation change things?
Forum: Mead Forum 04-09-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 27,016
Posted By galexior
I have a SodaStream, and for water, it works...

I have a SodaStream, and for water, it works great. You add the flavor after you carb it. If you do it backwards, it foams and fizzes and goes everywhere in a blaze of sticky mess. My mum tried...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-09-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By galexior
Questions about SG, Nutrient, Additives, Pectin Enzyme

So, after contemplating many meads, and actually starting a few of them, I figure its time I dig around for some answers to a variety of questions, about specific gravity, nutrients, and other...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-08-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By galexior
I found a local honey producer who offered...

I found a local honey producer who offered $3/pound honey. At the time I didn't have the money to take him up on it, but now that I do, I am going to see if that offer still stands.

Sam's Club...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-08-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By galexior
I'm not sure anymore. I remember seeing activity...

I'm not sure anymore. I remember seeing activity in my first batch of yeast in my first batch of mead, so I was expecting it to happen again I suppose. Its fermenting away, so I gues its fine. Rather...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-06-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By galexior
I didnt even pitch them into the must. I...

I didnt even pitch them into the must. I rehydrated them in warm tap water, as per the directions on the back. the water was 98 degrees, while the pack said to use 104-108 degrees. I even waited...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-06-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By galexior
Well, after a night of miserable brewing (all of...

Well, after a night of miserable brewing (all of my yeasts failed actually, except I think the last one had a few bubbles), I am rather eager to see how this batch turns out, if it even starts at...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-06-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By galexior
Yeast Failing to Proof?

Greetings! I am currently (read, literally in the process of, as I type the must is sitting waiting for yeast) starting a batch of mead destined to be a strawberry mango mead.

I tried using a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By galexior
Wow! Thank you guys! I understand sanitizing...

Wow! Thank you guys! I understand sanitizing EVERYTHING, as I have made a batch or two of mead, and countless hours of contemplating and planning it.

Sadly, there are no homebrew shops near me...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-30-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By galexior
That is by far the most thorough and helpful post...

That is by far the most thorough and helpful post I have ever seen. And best of all: I actually understand it all. Thank you sir. Thank you all. I downloaded that book that was linked to me. I'll get...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-30-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By galexior
Terminology and ingredient questions.

So, I seem to be rather confused about all the different ingredients in beer making, as well as the terminology for various parts of the process.

So there are grains, hops, and malt extracts. What...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-29-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By galexior
I'm glad someone is asking this. I was wondering...

I'm glad someone is asking this. I was wondering about this myself. Though, provided they dont spoil, subtle differences in each bottle sounds like a bonus.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-27-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By galexior
Black teas brew at near boiling temperatures...

Black teas brew at near boiling temperatures best, but green tea yields the most flavor and antioxidants when brewed at about 165-175 (it was late last night and I wrote the wrong number).
Thank...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-27-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By galexior
Hmmm... well, after doing a slight bit of...

Hmmm... well, after doing a slight bit of research on what Kombucha is, I have determined that is exactly what I NEVER want to make.

I read up on how Kombucha is made (basics only) so I think I...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-27-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By galexior
Fermenting Tea into Mead??

So, I was discussing mead-making to a guy at work, and he gave me an idea that I'm rather curious about, though hesitant to try.

He suggested trying to make a "Green Tea Mead". Throughout the rest...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-01-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By galexior
it tastes like a strong white wine actually, with...

it tastes like a strong white wine actually, with alot of that "alcohol burn".
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By galexior
well, ive been reading around and it looks like...

well, ive been reading around and it looks like aging should last a few months, ive seen as low as 3 months, but more is recommended. i dont think there is a max time, unless it turns to vinegar or...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By galexior
ok, awesome! that means i havent totally messed...

ok, awesome! that means i havent totally messed this up yet! yay!

also, what are lees? and what do stabilizers do?
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By galexior
Really Low SG?

So, i just racked my first mead into a second jug to remove sediment. i didnt get an exact reading fo the OG, but i did those calculations in the sticky and estimated the OG to be 1.090. I started...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By galexior
hmmm... diesel70... you seem familiar... haha!

hmmm... diesel70... you seem familiar... haha!
Forum: Mead Forum 09-29-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,624
Posted By galexior
well, i have it full of bleach water right now....

well, i have it full of bleach water right now. ill let it sit the weekend then ill dump it and rinse it until my landlord sees the water bill... (i dont pay that part... hehehe)
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