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Forum: Mead 01-12-2013, 09:17 PM
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Posted By jgilmour
Just wanted to update on my mead that was bottled...

Just wanted to update on my mead that was bottled 11/11/11. I had some friends crack open a bottle of it today, and they are all messaging me saying how great it is. I only have 2 bottles left that I...
Forum: Mead 09-18-2012, 01:08 PM
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Posted By jgilmour
I felt the same way at first. But letting it age...

I felt the same way at first. But letting it age out completely chanes the flavor profile... Personally I think it's 100x better now. I gave it out at Christmas gifts to friends last year along with...
Forum: Mead 09-10-2012, 03:29 PM
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Posted By jgilmour
Just wanted to say I cracked open a bottle of...

Just wanted to say I cracked open a bottle of this that I have had sitting since 11/11/11 and it is DELICIOUS. The grape flavor and hotness have mellowed out so much since then. Can't wait to crack...
Forum: American Ale 04-21-2012, 01:43 AM
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Posted By jgilmour
making a 3gal BIAB tonight!

making a 3gal BIAB tonight!
Forum: Cider 12-30-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 178
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Posted By jgilmour
Glass Carboy. I have a bunch of the whole foods...

Glass Carboy. I have a bunch of the whole foods glass apple juice ones.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-09-2011, 01:12 PM
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Posted By jgilmour
You can certainly carb the cider. When bottling...

You can certainly carb the cider. When bottling add the carb drops, and let them sit like you normally would.

I would recommend cracking one open each day to find the right carb level. Once you...
Forum: Cider 12-04-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 178
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Posted By jgilmour
after adding the honey and more sugar i let it...

after adding the honey and more sugar i let it sit about a week or so since i didnt have time to bottle. Finally got around to it a couple days ago and got 8-9 bottles from each gallon jug... I have...
Forum: Cider 11-04-2011, 01:56 PM
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Posted By jgilmour
Got 2 1gal batches going now, started 10/31. ...

Got 2 1gal batches going now, started 10/31.

http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/9f9d3aee040311e19896123138142014_7.jpg

Trying out EC-1118 and 71B-1122 yeasts, in 3 hours they were both...
Forum: Mead 10-14-2011, 02:08 AM
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Posted By jgilmour
Wanted to share an update on this. It's been...

Wanted to share an update on this. It's been about a month and a half since I started my half gallon batch in a beer growler. I just held it up to the light (since its brown and hard to see thru),...
Forum: Mead 10-04-2011, 01:12 PM
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Posted By jgilmour
How long did you let it sit?

How long did you let it sit?
Forum: Mead 09-20-2011, 01:04 PM
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Posted By jgilmour
Can someone post a picture of it in a glass....

Can someone post a picture of it in a glass. Curious to know how clear its supposed to be.
Forum: New York HomeBrew Forum 09-18-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By jgilmour
Unfortunately, I didn't make it up due to the...

Unfortunately, I didn't make it up due to the hurricane :( I need to visit soon before all the snow tho, so I'm sure it'll be within the next month or so.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-13-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By jgilmour
It didn't it stated to put a towel over it for...

It didn't it stated to put a towel over it for 24-48 hours, which i didnt do until the third day or so. I re-pitched yeast afterwards tho.

But good news! I came home today with a frown on my...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 09-12-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,443
Posted By jgilmour
I had this stuff (Lambrucha) over the weekend @ a...

I had this stuff (Lambrucha) over the weekend @ a sour beer fest and it was amazing http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/22399/56855
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-12-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By jgilmour
Skeeter Pee Help - No signs of fermentation after ~10days

Hi all -

I seem to have some issues with my pee. ;)

About 10 days ago I did a 5gal batch of Skeeter Pee with some of the yeast cake of some cider, along with 2 rehydrated packs of 71B-1122. It...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-12-2011, 02:01 PM
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Posted By jgilmour
Still no fermentation. I'm waiting on the EC-1118...

Still no fermentation. I'm waiting on the EC-1118 to get here Wed. Hopefully it won't be too late to save the batch!
Forum: Mead 09-06-2011, 01:28 PM
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Posted By jgilmour
I checked it 4 times yesterday after making it,...

I checked it 4 times yesterday after making it, each time the krausen was hitting the airlock, lol. End of today I may have to attach a blowoff tube.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-06-2011, 01:16 PM
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Views: 254,404
Posted By jgilmour
@Turtle, I'm having the same issue. Although, I...

@Turtle, I'm having the same issue. Although, I only boiled the sugar for around 5min cause I was in a rush, and didn't let it sit covered with a towel overnight. I've pitched yeast twice, and made a...
Forum: Mead 09-06-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 89,650
Posted By jgilmour
Curious to know if anyone has used Sparkolloid...

Curious to know if anyone has used Sparkolloid with this to get some clarity?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-06-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,819
Posted By jgilmour
Thanks!! I appreciate it! You guys rock!

Thanks!! I appreciate it! You guys rock!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-05-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,819
Posted By jgilmour
Potassium metabisulfite vs Campden Tablets Ratio of One to Another

Does anyone know the ratio of 1 Campden tablet to Powdered Potassium Metabisulfite?

I'm asking since a recipe i'm doing calls for 1/2 of a campden tablet, yet I only have powdered potassium...
Forum: Mead 09-05-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 89,650
Posted By jgilmour
After ~48hrs lots of bubbling on the airlock....

After ~48hrs lots of bubbling on the airlock. About 1 every 2-5 sec.

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Forum: Mead 09-05-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 89,650
Posted By jgilmour
I should have waited, but last night I did a...

I should have waited, but last night I did a starter with some yeast + sugar + yeast nutrient + yeast energizer and pitched it. It's now bubbling away :)

Thanks for your help everyone! Looking...
Forum: Mead 09-05-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 89,650
Posted By jgilmour
Hrm, im not noticing any bubbling of the airlock...

Hrm, im not noticing any bubbling of the airlock after 24hrs, but I don't see any honey settling at the bottom either. I aerated it a bit today about 6hrs ago and still nothing. Should I continue to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By jgilmour
Just tried my second batch, still has a week to...

Just tried my second batch, still has a week to carb up, except now i have 4 brewing now (stout, cider, skeeter pee, grape mead) ahhhhhh boy.
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