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Forum: Wine 03-31-2014, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Atek
Well, I think we'll have to wait for the OP to...

Well, I think we'll have to wait for the OP to comment on this to be certain, however in most cases water is simply referenced as the topping medium as it is assumed most will not have available wine...
Forum: Wine 03-31-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 169,734
Posted By Atek
I really recommend sourcing some bulk wine, or...

I really recommend sourcing some bulk wine, or making some wine just for topping/blending. I have 3 gallons of Viognier that I plan on topping my banana wine with once I get to that point. I have...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-22-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By Atek
I'm think the key would be to simply maximize the...

I'm think the key would be to simply maximize the surface area of the honey to come in contact with as much smoke as possible.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-21-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By Atek
Interesting thoughts there. I agree that this...

Interesting thoughts there. I agree that this could go either way over the top or nothing at all. I have zero experience with how well the honey would take to the smoke but I think its worth...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-20-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,222
Posted By Atek
Worst case you do just let it settle clear. I...

Worst case you do just let it settle clear. I have made some meads that cleared amazingly, then sweetened and had to wait a year for them to fully clear after that. Granted its a rare case but as...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-20-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,222
Posted By Atek
Hmm I didnt actually use any clarifying agents. I...

Hmm I didnt actually use any clarifying agents. I might have filtered but I cant recall, my gut says I did not. How much bentonite did you use?
Forum: Mead Forum 03-20-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By Atek
Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: Mead Forum 03-19-2014, 09:07 PM
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Views: 975
Posted By Atek
Smoked Honey Mead

Ok so this could be interesting. I have a friend who suggested I bring him some honey and he will cold smoke it with Pecan wood. I'll likely be doing a one gallon batch similar to the latest...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-18-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,565
Posted By Atek
5gal Cyser + 4 Gal BOMM experimentals = 488.25...

5gal Cyser + 4 Gal BOMM experimentals = 488.25 Gallons
Forum: Mead Forum 03-17-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 288,340
Posted By Atek
You're not worried about the sediment on these?...

You're not worried about the sediment on these? They look a bit cloudy still.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-17-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By Atek
Just an update to this for anyone interested and...

Just an update to this for anyone interested and an affirmation to those who might be concerned about their own. This turned out to be amazing. It is quite sopping sweet, but I bottled in desert wine...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 54,278
Posted By Atek
Gotchya, I was using fermcalc to get that, it...

Gotchya, I was using fermcalc to get that, it states to get the gravity of 1.1 you'd need 8lbs for 2.5 gallons. For 1 gal it'd be 3.5 lbs or 800 grams each. 1.1 OG would be better however so I'll...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-11-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 54,278
Posted By Atek
just to confirm on the new recipe there the og is...

just to confirm on the new recipe there the og is 1.074 for about 10% abv right?

I have this converted to a 1 gal recipe equivalent. could you confirm the following appears correct?
...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-10-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 54,278
Posted By Atek
One trip to the brew store coming right up.

One trip to the brew store coming right up.
Forum: Wine 03-10-2014, 07:52 PM
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Views: 169,734
Posted By Atek
I used this recipe here exactly, just thought mud...

I used this recipe here exactly, just thought mud wine was more fitting name given the starting color after making the banana liqueur. It has started now, I pulled the lid off for the daily stir and...
Forum: Wine 03-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 169,734
Posted By Atek
Welp, I made me some amazing mud wine, I mean...

Welp, I made me some amazing mud wine, I mean banana wine yesterday. Unfortunately I did not realize until after that I had accidentally picked up Distilled water for this instead of spring water. It...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-10-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 54,278
Posted By Atek
I too have two more BOMM spinoff batches going....

I too have two more BOMM spinoff batches going. The first two I did were good but seemed flat, lacking something. Carbonation may have fixed that but sadly I had stabilized already and only have a 5...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-30-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 54,278
Posted By Atek
That corroborates my results using a local clover...

That corroborates my results using a local clover honey in this recipe. While still better than any recipe to date at 8 weeks thats about what it took for mine to clear. I'm thinking next time I do...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-24-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 288,340
Posted By Atek
It was roughly as follows: 16lbs honey 5gal...

It was roughly as follows:
16lbs honey
5gal pear juice (PITA to press pears)
used a 1/2gal cran-raspberry juice starter with RC212
OG came out to 1.150
Forum: Mead Forum 01-24-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 288,340
Posted By Atek
Labeled my amazing desert pear melomel, so good...

Labeled my amazing desert pear melomel, so good...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-24-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,222
Posted By Atek
Whoa... SD weather, maybe not for a week unless...

Whoa... SD weather, maybe not for a week unless you want it to actually freeze out the water... a high of -2 next monday over there. If you do, keep an eye on it, it should freeze slowly if it does...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-10-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Atek
Hmm... given this information I may simply...

Hmm... given this information I may simply stabilize and sweeten the batches I'm currently considering, unless anyone can attest to plain dry sparkling mead being any good.

I will likely brew a...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-09-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 288,340
Posted By Atek
Nice sweet dessert pear melomel just bottled.

Nice sweet dessert pear melomel just bottled.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-09-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By Atek
Bottled this just the other day and its quite...

Bottled this just the other day and its quite good, no signs of any continuing funk, it may indeed have simply been waxy particulates from the pears themselves and not an infection.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-09-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 54,278
Posted By Atek
Right, My thoughts on the 1.035 is I have a pear...

Right, My thoughts on the 1.035 is I have a pear mead that I just bottled that finished at 1.050 and is actually quite good at that. Quite sweet and a slow sipper but amazing as such. But alas, you...
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