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Forum: Mead Forum 11-17-2013, 12:36 PM
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Posted By chronlord
Yea, next time I'm definitely taking your advice...

Yea, next time I'm definitely taking your advice and using buckets for secondary. Much easier and less hassle/risk.

Would have been nice to experiment with the Strawberries in primary VS....
Forum: Mead Forum 11-16-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By chronlord
Added pics of racking from 1 gallon jugs to...

Added pics of racking from 1 gallon jugs to tertiary: http://imgur.com/a/7pZde

The mead has been sitting on fruit in secondary for a month. I tasted some a couple days ago and the fruit character...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-10-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By chronlord
Not a bad idea. If I run into any overflow...

Not a bad idea. If I run into any overflow issues, I'll definitely rack it back into the big buckets I have and maybe give it a small shot of CO2 as a precaution.

I'll post pics and an update in...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-08-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By chronlord
I figured buckets would have been easier, but I...

I figured buckets would have been easier, but I was (overly?) concerned about oxidation and figured the jars would be my best option. And, I didn't have any buckets. ha

In hindsight, I realize...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-06-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By chronlord
7 Gallons of Nectarine and Strawberry Mead - Local Orange Blossom Honey

Pics: http://imgur.com/a/7pZde

Recipe:
24 lbs. Orange Blossom Honey
5 gallons water
15 grams Lalvin 71B - Rehydrated with Go-Ferm at 104F
Staggered Nutrient additions per Ken Schramm - Yeast...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-03-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By chronlord
I used a big ass muslin bag for all the fruit in...

I used a big ass muslin bag for all the fruit in my Triple Berry mead. The Prickly Pear puree obviously went right into primary w/out a bag. Racking was a little frustrating on the PP mead. Like...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-19-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By chronlord
Thanks, man. I think the cake pan was just...

Thanks, man. I think the cake pan was just handy.

Noticed you did a triple berry mead. I just brewed a 5 gal batch w 21lbs honey, 12 lbs rasp, black and blueberry mix, 96oz black currant juice...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-18-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By chronlord
Here's a quick update on this Prickly Pear Mead -...

Here's a quick update on this Prickly Pear Mead - Just had a small sample of it tonight.

So I realized that I messed up on my recipe. I added 5 gals of water to the honey ... instead of adding...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-16-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By chronlord
Oldsock: Thanks for the advice. I really enjoy...

Oldsock: Thanks for the advice. I really enjoy reading your blog. Heck of a resource!

ICWeiener: Didn't work at any of the big breweries, but one called Ukiah Brewing Company. Family owned...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-15-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By chronlord
Thanks for the link, I've been checking that guy...

Thanks for the link, I've been checking that guy out for a while now. Just curious if you're anywhere near Ukiah in NorCal? I used to work in a small brewery there.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-15-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By chronlord
I just read a few more articles and forum posts...

I just read a few more articles and forum posts about primary vs. secondary. You may be right. Next time I'll pitch into primary. Any experience or opinion on sour mashing?

My goal for this...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-14-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By chronlord
Thanks for the feedback. I just pitched the...

Thanks for the feedback. I just pitched the bugs.

Regarding pitching bugs in primary. I've read a few different opinions on the matter, most being that you get a more funky horsey character if...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-14-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By chronlord
Anyone? Maybe I should have put it another...

Anyone?

Maybe I should have put it another way.

Will the Roselare and Flemish "bugs" have enough to eat (and complete the souring process) with a 1.012 gravity?

Thanks
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-14-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By chronlord
Flemish Red Gravity

I brewed up 10 gallons of Flemish Red (Jamil's recipe) and used WLP001 for primary. I split up the batches into two five gallon carboys and will be pitching Wyeast's Roselare Blend in one ..... and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-08-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By chronlord
Ok, thanks guys. I'm getting ready to brew up 10...

Ok, thanks guys. I'm getting ready to brew up 10 gals of Flanders Red and hit it with WLP001 in primary ... then splitting it between two secondaries with Wyeast's Roselare and White Labs new...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-08-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By chronlord
Overflowing Starter - Save or Toss?

Hello, all. I made an 1800ml starter 24 hours ago. Today it was bubbling like mad, with large chunks of yeast (probably 3 tbs. worth total) flowing out of the flask onto my (protected) stir plate. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-03-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By chronlord
Wow, I dunno how I escaped those micro-thorns. ...

Wow, I dunno how I escaped those micro-thorns. Lucky. I wore shorts that day (dumb), and should've been wearing pants. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictorial. Hopefully other brewers who haven't made...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-03-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By chronlord
Persimmon mead sounds fantastic. They grow a lot...

Persimmon mead sounds fantastic. They grow a lot of em around these parts. When do they come into season in your area?

Those thorny prickly pears sound heinous! I was relieved and surprised...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-03-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By chronlord
I just finished my brew day. There's a pictorial...

I just finished my brew day. There's a pictorial here:

http://imgur.com/a/7MPb5

I used 22lbs of honey. Did not heat or boil. Hope I didn't screw up. Time will tell.

fatbloke: Thanks...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By chronlord
Hey, thanks for taking the time to give me some...

Hey, thanks for taking the time to give me some really thorough answers to questions I had.

I'm going to grab some campden tabs today at the LHBS and brew the mead tomorrow.

I actually...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By chronlord
Good stuff. Thanks, man. I recently read that...

Good stuff. Thanks, man. I recently read that adding puree is ok and will precipitate eventually. I'd love to know how your latest batch came out. Keep in touch. :mug:
Forum: Mead Forum 09-29-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By chronlord
Good advice, thanks. I have a couple questions...

Good advice, thanks. I have a couple questions though. Did you triple filter the juice through a grain bag or something else?

I was thinking of lowering the honey to about 20 lbs. and trying for...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-29-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By chronlord
Prickly Pear Mead - Freeze or Boil?

Greetings, all. I'm getting all geared to brew up my first prickly pear mead. Harvested the fruit yesterday and plan on brewing this weekend. From what I've read, including (The Complete Meadmaker...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-19-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By chronlord
@ShinyBuddha - Grain to glass in a week is pretty...

@ShinyBuddha - Grain to glass in a week is pretty amazing!

@NcBrewer35 - Nice. I assume the flavor profile is very clean then. Exactly what I'd hoped for.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By chronlord
I just brewed a 10 gallon Barley Wine (basic...

I just brewed a 10 gallon Barley Wine (basic Morebeer kit) yesterday using the WLP090. My starters fermented at around room temp and finished around 1.025 (high?). Pitched into 74 degree wort last...
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