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Forum: Mead Forum 01-09-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By bodhi86
I have traditional going now with a little lemon...

I have traditional going now with a little lemon in it, plan on trying to get my buddies in a big batch like 20 gallons or so, but don't know what kind yet. Definitely more cysers, and I have to do...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-04-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By bodhi86
I'm way too late to this discussion for my...

I'm way too late to this discussion for my suggestion to make a difference now, but if you try this again in the future you should add ginger to it. Sounds wierd but carrot ginger soup is one of the...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-30-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By bodhi86
If you modify joes ancient orange mead to have...

If you modify joes ancient orange mead to have strawberries in you should do okay. I'd use a different yeast and remember to chunk the strawberries not purée them. Keep at least some orange in it,...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-28-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,168
Posted By bodhi86
Just made a mead tonight that's only ingredients...

Just made a mead tonight that's only ingredients are honey yeast water one pomegranate and a cup of fresh brewed green tea. The Pom and tea are for nutrients mostly. Not an hour after pitching she...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-24-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By bodhi86
It's been my experience ( admittedly not a lot)...

It's been my experience ( admittedly not a lot) that simpler recipes age faster, joes ancient orange for example. The more flavors you add the more you need to age to develop those complex flavors. I...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-24-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By bodhi86
Not all fining agents contain gelitin or egg...

Not all fining agents contain gelitin or egg shell, some are made of some kind of dirt, negative charge positive charge 2 part systems made to pull floating stuff down. My lhbs carries several...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-13-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By bodhi86
Wait until ghe bubbling really slows down, like...

Wait until ghe bubbling really slows down, like alot. Unless your sitting on a lot of lees, like an inch( I never used bread yeast so I'm kinda accounting for the fluffy). You really only rack to get...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-13-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By bodhi86
Several days at room temp shouldn't be a problem,...

Several days at room temp shouldn't be a problem, honey kills Most everything it touches, hence it not fermenting right now. The 1116 is top notch yeast for meads though, if it don't start there...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-13-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By bodhi86
Try using the same recipe in a small batch with...

Try using the same recipe in a small batch with bottled water, or buy some water additives and try them in small batches. The additives may be a longer process but in the long run you'll be able to...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-13-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By bodhi86
Thank you guys for all the input, I'll rack in a...

Thank you guys for all the input, I'll rack in a couple days again into a few 1 gal carboys so I quit worrying. I just wish I could figure out why the color change. Maybe it is just separating. Thx...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-10-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By bodhi86
Corn IS a very interesting choice. Are you...

Corn IS a very interesting choice. Are you looking for a corn flavor? If so you don't want to let it ferment, corn liquor tastes a lot like vodka, cleaner but very near. Your mead may taste more like...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-10-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By bodhi86
Two tone mead

I've got a caremel apple spice mead bout 3 weeks into bulk aging and it's started to separate into two distinct zones. The top is a darker amber color, bout three inches tall, the bottom foot or so...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-02-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,804
Posted By bodhi86
I put 8 cinnamon sticks in a 1 gallon batch of...

I put 8 cinnamon sticks in a 1 gallon batch of buckwheat/apple cider... my first mead and 30 dollars worth of awesome honey ended up tasting like a Smokey bigz red. I later learned making a jaom that...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-19-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By bodhi86
I hate clearing, it takes a lot of time. Most...

I hate clearing, it takes a lot of time. Most everything I have now has at least some sediment at the bottom . It doesn't effect flavor unless you get a big mouth full of yeast, if it isn't for show...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-19-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,260
Posted By bodhi86
Add some whole raisins, they REDUCE the need need...

Add some whole raisins, they REDUCE the need need to add additional nutrients in mid stages. Other than that just be sure to rack at 1/2 to 1 inch lees so they don't effect flavor. Btw 1116 isn't...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-19-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,213
Posted By bodhi86
The problem with putting directly in a pot to...

The problem with putting directly in a pot to pasteurize is that the liquid in direct and/or close contact with the pot are much hotter than those in the middle, unless you want to be stirring for...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-12-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By bodhi86
All the brand name ones are real syrupy and...

All the brand name ones are real syrupy and almost taste like cough medicine. This is a more herby profiled mead that had the flavor I was looking for but not the dryness. The bourbon was an...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-10-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By bodhi86
Bottled it may 6th, just opened one last night,...

Bottled it may 6th, just opened one last night, lemme tell you that a quart of honey liquor will definately do the job if your trying to get drunk, and taste good the whole while. Started off real...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-06-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,213
Posted By bodhi86
As long as the temp difference isn't huge it...

As long as the temp difference isn't huge it should be fine. Try putting your carboy in the sink and running hot water over it for like an hour to heat it up to a more similar temp just to be on the...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By bodhi86
Honey liquor "Rare Mead"

Made a one gallon batch of cardamom cyser, I started with a huge gravity and couldn't get enough o2 to get it to go to dry, finished real syrupy sweet but the flavor was on point. I got this idea...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-11-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By bodhi86
Nvm my post, it was for a totally different...

Nvm my post, it was for a totally different thread, sorry
Forum: Mead Forum 04-11-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By bodhi86
The wlp099 strain is what I've been looking at,...

The wlp099 strain is what I've been looking at, lots of people said it made things taste horrible, but just as many if not more used it with beers ( I don't believe it was made with a mead or wine in...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-10-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By bodhi86
Accidentally post too soon...

Accidentally post too soon...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-10-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By bodhi86
Could you reference this25% law, I live on a...

Could you reference this25% law, I live on a military post and as such don't have to abide by state laws on post, federal laws to my understanding are much more lenient in regards to homebrew so...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-09-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By bodhi86
thanks for the advice bloke, i planned on keeping...

thanks for the advice bloke, i planned on keeping real detailed records so i can get the estimated abv as accurate as possible. about the jet fuel thing thing tho, i was realy referencing just...
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