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Forum: Wine 06-12-2013, 05:15 PM
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Posted By siroiszoo
Yooper, I have my French Oak chips, and have read...

Yooper, I have my French Oak chips, and have read so many different thoughts on the subject that I wanted to know when you add them and for how long....assuming you add them to blackberry wine...
Forum: Wine 06-03-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,444
Posted By siroiszoo
I'm taking your advice, ordered some French oak...

I'm taking your advice, ordered some French oak chips and will hope they come in on time. I'd like to try American oak in one batch/French in the other. :)
Forum: Wine 05-31-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,444
Posted By siroiszoo
Thanks Yooper! If I may ask another...

Thanks Yooper! If I may ask another question....

I noticed in one of your posts you oaked one of your blackberry wines. I was thinking of trying it with the 5 gallon batch I started a few days...
Forum: Wine 05-31-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,444
Posted By siroiszoo
Question re: nutrients. When do you add the...

Question re: nutrients. When do you add the nutrients?

I'm using the Blackberry wine (heavy body) & the Blackberry wine (medium body - dry) from the jackkeller.net site. After last years...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-01-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By siroiszoo
obviously I don't understand the term "degassed"....

obviously I don't understand the term "degassed".

I know that the sg has quit dropping

On one batch it started out at 1.150; now it stopped at 1.008.

On the other batch it started out at...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-01-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By siroiszoo
Degassed? I imagine so. No activity in the...

Degassed? I imagine so. No activity in the airlocks for months.

Temp: average temp between 65 - 70 degrees

Sediment is on the bottom. It was on the bottom of all 5 of the gallon carboys;...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-01-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By siroiszoo
Same Question = Clarifying

I have a JAOM started 7/6/12 with a D47 yeast and a JAOM base/Chai mead with a lalvin 1118 yeast started 9/9/12. Both have been racked twice each and forgotten in a dark controlled environment and...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-24-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By siroiszoo
MeadWitch summed it up well. Although, my...

MeadWitch summed it up well. Although, my husband and I actually liked the bochet. I doubt we'd be willing to boil a good raw honey to that degree to achieve the taste though. Glad the meadery is...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-19-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By siroiszoo
Probably take you 8 hours (give or take)

Probably take you 8 hours (give or take)
Forum: Mead Forum 09-09-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By siroiszoo
BrewingMedic, was just beginning the recipe for...

BrewingMedic, was just beginning the recipe for chai mead. Was going to use it on a JOAM or similiar (ei using the rasins & oranges to feed the yeast) but want to brew it your way instead. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-08-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By siroiszoo
Thank you. It seems I've read too many post and...

Thank you. It seems I've read too many post and posted you twice about the subject. I really appreciate both responses. Thank You.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-04-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By siroiszoo
Might I ask about the base mead recipe used for...

Might I ask about the base mead recipe used for your chia mead?

I'm new at this and want to make a gallon or two using some Chai Guayusa tea bags from Stash Tea Co. Will this work with a basic...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-04-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By siroiszoo
That sounds good! Is it possible for you to...

That sounds good! Is it possible for you to share the recipe? I would love to make some Chai Blend Yerba mate tea mead.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By siroiszoo
Thank you for your input Golddiggie. It's...

Thank you for your input Golddiggie. It's greatly appreciated.

However, I do believe that I have messed up both of my JAOM batches. No one tells you about head space in their directions. So...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-03-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By siroiszoo
I know this is off topic but I appreciate this...

I know this is off topic but I appreciate this comment.

I'm new to mead making and I've noticed on the initial rack (and taste test) that the only thing I really taste is the flavor of the...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-02-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By siroiszoo
Another Newbie Question

Ummmm, reading through the threads and trying to stay focused on one topic (ie when to rack) is just about impossible. Now I've stumbled across the JOAM recipe and have to ask:

My basic mead...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-02-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By siroiszoo
just took a reading. it started at 1.120 two...

just took a reading. it started at 1.120 two weeks ago. Today it is 0.996. (I sneaked a taste. completely different from the meads with D47. Not sweet at all or at least, not compared to a three...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-02-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By siroiszoo
ty. also, just noticed similar threads. read...

ty. also, just noticed similar threads. read those as well. Thanks!
Forum: Mead Forum 08-02-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By siroiszoo
? about when to rack the must

I'm a newbie to mead making. I'm on the fourth batch (1 gallon size) following the basic mead recipe from stormingthecastle.com.

Directions state that the 1st rack takes place between 14 & 30...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-21-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,394
Posted By siroiszoo
Helpful hint that you may already know: Mr...

Helpful hint that you may already know:

Mr Clean Magic Eraser cleans that print off a bottle and any caps you mark as if it were a dry erase board. I love that thing!
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