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Forum: Mead Forum 06-02-2014, 03:51 AM
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Posted By Meadrol
Back in January I put mine on the cocoa, took it...

Back in January I put mine on the cocoa, took it off last week; I'm having trouble keeping people's paws off it lol. I'm getting ready to start a 5 gallon batch tomorrow; I really REALLY regret only...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 127
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Posted By Meadrol
Ok all, it's been over a year for a...

Ok all, it's been over a year for a report....lawpaw, how is yours coming? Did the oakiness tone down? I still have mine sitting on the cocoa powder which I didn't add until the first of this year...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-04-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 179
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Posted By Meadrol
WVMJ, how long did you let yours age for?

WVMJ, how long did you let yours age for?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-16-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,873
Posted By Meadrol
I don't have any experience with sulfur in the...

I don't have any experience with sulfur in the bottle, but what will you lose by putting it away and pulling out a bottle in a couple of months just to check progress? To my way of thinking, you can...
Forum: Mead 05-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 185
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Posted By Meadrol
Mine is just done fermenting and it tastes like...

Mine is just done fermenting and it tastes like rotten fruit; hopefully it'll age out but I don't see myself drinking it in a week or so.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-28-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Meadrol
Well heck I feel silly LOL...my whole thing was...

Well heck I feel silly LOL...my whole thing was that I'm worried about bottle bombs. I also have a general concentrate wine that I sorbated to stop the fermentation so I may actually use...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-27-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Meadrol
The Cheap And Easy Way To Carbonate

I started out my homebrew odyssey making mead and have now branched out into wine; some of the wines I've made would really be enhanced by carbonation, but I had no equipment and not a clue how to do...
Forum: Wine 04-21-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 67,893
Posted By Meadrol
Let us know how it turns out; are you still...

Let us know how it turns out; are you still making this version as well or if this one turns out better..are you going to switch?
Forum: Wine 04-07-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 41,126
Posted By Meadrol
Ok, so how do you modify the recipe to account...

Ok, so how do you modify the recipe to account for the fillings? Sounds great!
Forum: Wine 04-02-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 41,126
Posted By Meadrol
Hi Jon, if you want to kill the fermentation you...

Hi Jon, if you want to kill the fermentation you need to add potassium sorbate. I use both campden tabs and the sorbate (1 campden tab crushed up per gallon). If you are only doing a gallon you can...
Forum: Wine 03-27-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 41,126
Posted By Meadrol
Yep that's what I'm saying.

Yep that's what I'm saying.
Forum: Wine 03-25-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 41,126
Posted By Meadrol
I made that mistake with the first batch I...

I made that mistake with the first batch I made....I stuck my paddle in, hit the button and it fizzed all over the flloor. Trust me, with this one you don't want to do it. It fizzes kind of like...
Forum: Wine 12-20-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 41,126
Posted By Meadrol
Oh yeah, one more thing...when you are buying...

Oh yeah, one more thing...when you are buying your concentrates be sure to look at the ingredients and make sure it isn't sulfited; if it says that you'll never get it going because it's been...
Forum: Wine 12-18-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 41,126
Posted By Meadrol
Cold crash for 24 hours to stun the yeast and...

Cold crash for 24 hours to stun the yeast and make it fall to the bottom of your carboy, then rack onto your sorbate/campden to prevent fermentation restart.
Forum: Mead 12-11-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 63,529
Posted By Meadrol
I made this as my very first mead back in...

I made this as my very first mead back in April....just tasted it and Oh My God this is the best alcoholic beverage I have ever tasted!! I'm mad at myself now for only making a gallon of it; getting...
Forum: Wine 11-24-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 41,126
Posted By Meadrol
You can stop the ferment by cold crashing it in...

You can stop the ferment by cold crashing it in the fridge for a couple of days; then rack onto sorbate and campden tablets to keep fermentation from restarting (stabilization).
Forum: Mead 11-22-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 63,529
Posted By Meadrol
I wouldn't replace the buckwheat with...

I wouldn't replace the buckwheat with blackberry...the buckwheat honey is part of what gives it that caramel apple flavor.
Forum: Wine 11-12-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 41,126
Posted By Meadrol
Now this sounds interesting...first wine I'll be...

Now this sounds interesting...first wine I'll be trying; been doing mead up to now so not a newbie to the process but it's still fun to try something new. White grape/raspberry, anyone? I might...
Forum: Wine 10-31-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 320,210
Posted By Meadrol
DON'T use the cocktail; it has all kinds of...

DON'T use the cocktail; it has all kinds of preservatives in it, which will inhibit fermentation. If you can't find the 100 percent juice, then use the one that has ascorbic acid added to it. The...
Forum: Mead 10-20-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 63,529
Posted By Meadrol
Yep, that's correct on aeration; with mead you...

Yep, that's correct on aeration; with mead you have to remember that there is a lag phase and it's really slow compared to beer.
Forum: Mead 10-19-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 63,529
Posted By Meadrol
Yeah I'd go ahead and dilute it down before the...

Yeah I'd go ahead and dilute it down before the yeasties really start kicking.
Forum: Mead 10-18-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 63,529
Posted By Meadrol
Hey Jim, The amounts of buckwheat honey did...

Hey Jim,

The amounts of buckwheat honey did get confusing as he gave conflicting answers to posters. The way I read it from the first few posts was that it was a total of 2 pounds of buckwheat...
Forum: Mead 10-17-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 63,529
Posted By Meadrol
Here is the recipe I used for one gallon; hope...

Here is the recipe I used for one gallon; hope this helps.

1 Gallon Caramel Apple Mead

102.4 oz. Apple Juice
6.4 oz DME
9.6 oz Crystal Malt
28.8 oz clover honey
6.4 oz buckwheat honey
1...
Forum: Mead 10-14-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 63,529
Posted By Meadrol
Made a gallon of this in March....still not ready...

Made a gallon of this in March....still not ready to drink but getting there. I'd say around the year mark for it to smooth out and let the flavors meld enough for the caramel apple characteristics...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-29-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 48,931
Posted By Meadrol
Just did this tonight....I was wearing welding...

Just did this tonight....I was wearing welding gloves the whole time LOL
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