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Forum: Mead Forum 11-04-2012, 12:34 AM
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Posted By MrSweet
Thanks Arpolis! After doing some more...

Thanks Arpolis!

After doing some more research, I have found a couple suspects as well...

- PH may be off, which is slowing the yeast down

- Too much sugar (this is news to me)... for high...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-04-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By MrSweet
Careful with how much blueberries you use, the...

Careful with how much blueberries you use, the rinds can turn a mead a bit sour.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-03-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By MrSweet
Slow fermentation... KV1-1116

Greetings folks,

I was hoping to get some guru advice since this is the first I oddity that I have encountered in my young mead making career...

I started a batch of traditional style mead with...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-11-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By MrSweet
For my money... I wouldn't. Ever notice how...

For my money... I wouldn't.

Ever notice how some of them almost taste like plastic? Glass only for me...

Beyond that, there is the question of the permiability of plastic. Long term aging in...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-04-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,993
Posted By MrSweet
I've been working with nothing but orange blossom...

I've been working with nothing but orange blossom honey since I started my first batch in May and it wasn't filtered much from my local purveyor of honey. It took 2 months for both my first two...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-25-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,535
Posted By MrSweet
I did the same thing with my first batch, I only...

I did the same thing with my first batch, I only did one nutrient addition (traditional style with orange blossom).

The flavor is still amazing (great honey) but the alcohol content is lower than...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-25-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,823
Posted By MrSweet
ditto! I'm curious; how did you steep the...

ditto!

I'm curious; how did you steep the hibiscus flowers? Did you bring it to a boil and then let them sit for 20-30 mins? I am about to embark on a hibiscus/cranberry creation and I dont want...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-25-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,448
Posted By MrSweet
+1 .... interested as well - Subscribed :)

+1 .... interested as well - Subscribed :)
Forum: Mead Forum 08-25-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,202
Posted By MrSweet
Would doing an additional fruit in the secondary...

Would doing an additional fruit in the secondary be a good idea to impart more of the flavor of the cactus since its so light on flavor?

This is one I want to try too... maybe with a different...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-13-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,356
Posted By MrSweet
COMPLETELY agree with this statement!! I...

COMPLETELY agree with this statement!!

I bought 60 pounds of orange blossom from the Bee Folks and its so good that I decided that I am only going to make a couple small 'flavored' batches with...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-09-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By MrSweet
Here's to a speedy recovery! ...

Here's to a speedy recovery!

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Forum: Mead Forum 08-07-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By MrSweet
I've noticed that the longer my blueberry melomel...

I've noticed that the longer my blueberry melomel ages, the more mellow the sweetness is becoming... it takes a long while though as I understand it (still a newbie myself).

I would add some...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-31-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By MrSweet
By blitzed, do you mean irradiated? I know...

By blitzed, do you mean irradiated?

I know in the states many fruits and veggies are treated with radiation (apples especially) to kill bacteria - I also wondered about using grocery store fruit...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-31-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,493
Posted By MrSweet
Ah, thank you for imparting that - still learning...

Ah, thank you for imparting that - still learning :)

This is my third batch (just started in April) - I am loving it - The honey I am using is amazing, I can't wait until I can enjoy my hard...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-31-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,493
Posted By MrSweet
HA, Fatbloke beat me to it by two minutes :)

HA, Fatbloke beat me to it by two minutes :)
Forum: Mead Forum 07-31-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,493
Posted By MrSweet
I have the same issue in the summer time also;...

I have the same issue in the summer time also; its a bit too hot for D47 in my house too (although I think I got lucky with the batch I made in April before this knowledge was imparted to me - it...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-26-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By MrSweet
Also, be careful not to agitate the mead too much...

Also, be careful not to agitate the mead too much when you rack so that you reduce the chance that you will oxygenate it.

When you rack (auto-siphon is my preferred tool), cheat the nozzle to the...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-25-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By MrSweet
A good first effort with mead is a simple "show"...

A good first effort with mead is a simple "show" mead - this recipe is a good place to start; I am still very much a rookie and this site has been QUITE helpful (as well as many of the members on...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-24-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,742
Posted By MrSweet
Thanks for posting this! I am taking a slow...

Thanks for posting this!

I am taking a slow and steady learning approach to mead making, but this experiment (and others like it) are definitely on my radar for the future.

Wicked cool. I...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-24-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By MrSweet
Is it a filmy substance, or is it frothy?

Is it a filmy substance, or is it frothy?
Forum: Mead Forum 07-18-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,191
Posted By MrSweet
I think I am probably paying a premium price for...

I think I am probably paying a premium price for it, but I happen to live 15 minutes from the "recommended" apiary featured on gotmead.com (beefolks.com). Its not cheap but the honey is beyond...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-16-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By MrSweet
my blueberry batch developed a similar krausen...

my blueberry batch developed a similar krausen (foam) but never showed any signs of volatility thankfully.. I also used D47. I guess I got lucky that my ferment didnt produce any off flavors since...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-14-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By MrSweet
Hmm.. now I am quite curious.. Per Ken...

Hmm.. now I am quite curious..

Per Ken Schramm's first mead attempt show mead recipe, I boiled mine the first time and the honey (really awesome tasting orange blossom honey) still retained quite...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-13-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By MrSweet
Here is some good info... ...

Here is some good info...

http://www.gotmead.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=332&Itemid=14

I am sure that the guru's can offer quite a bit of commentary beyond this though. I'm a...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-11-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By MrSweet
Thank you for the info! Question: how would...

Thank you for the info!

Question: how would one detect the presence of fusel alcohols? I am assuming that the flavor will develop to be somewhat unpleasant... but other than that, what are the...
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