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Forum: Mead Forum 12-06-2012, 09:25 PM
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Posted By flyweed
Campden Tablets release sulfur dioxide when They...

Campden Tablets release sulfur dioxide when They are added in small doses directly to fresh fruits and juices 24 hours or so before adding yeast. ... This is to destroy any wild molds and bacteria...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-06-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 191
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Posted By flyweed
gonna be starting up another 5 gallon batch of...

gonna be starting up another 5 gallon batch of this next week..Anyone else gonna join in??

:)
Forum: Mead Forum 12-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By flyweed
If you want a Tried and True Strawberry mead...

If you want a Tried and True Strawberry mead recipe that will knock your socks off, and all of your guests..this is the one for you. I posted this quite some time ago. Everyone who has made it loves...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-31-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By flyweed
bein' from Minnesota, in about a month you'll...

bein' from Minnesota, in about a month you'll have your CHOICE of fresh apples, you could get fresh pressed juice and you'd be MUCH better off than using Motts and or any other store brand juice. I...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-30-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 191
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Posted By flyweed
daugenet -- you aren't suppose to let it go...

daugenet -- you aren't suppose to let it go until dry....crash it at about 1.012-1.015 and It'll be perfect!! I hate dry wines as well.
Forum: Mead 12-30-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 197
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Posted By flyweed
Hey Summer...I've been absent from the boards for...

Hey Summer...I've been absent from the boards for quite a while..took a break from brewing..but am kicking back up again..and this is going to be my first mead to make for the new year. Gathering...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-30-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 191
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Posted By flyweed
WOW...I am so glad this thread is still going! I...

WOW...I am so glad this thread is still going! I love this mead, and plan on brewing up another batch this winter at some point. It's SOOOO good!! Glad you guys like it

Dan
Forum: Mead Forum 07-20-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 191
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Posted By flyweed
Daugenet...you are right..I should have corrected...

Daugenet...you are right..I should have corrected that....I wish the EDIT function would work...but it only lets you edit for so long..then the edit option is gone..so I couldn't go back and add that...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-19-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 191
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Posted By flyweed
it's suppose to finish at about 1.020 or 1.015...

it's suppose to finish at about 1.020 or 1.015 because you are SUPPOSE to stop it...this bit of info was left out, because this recipe isn't intended to be a step by step guide for new mazers....but...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-17-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By flyweed
+1 on the honey...it's my first choice for...

+1 on the honey...it's my first choice for backsweetening all of my ciders....I try and use a "fruit" type honey...for instance, if I make raspberry hard cider...I'll backsweeten with Raspberry...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-23-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 191
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Posted By flyweed
1116 is THE preferred yeast for this recipe..as...

1116 is THE preferred yeast for this recipe..as it really ups the alcohol content in this mead, yet still lets almost ALL of the great strawberry taste and flavor and aroma come through to the end. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-20-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 191
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Posted By flyweed
no worries..I use a bucket for this one all time,...

no worries..I use a bucket for this one all time, because with a carboy or BB you can't effectively punch the cap as you can with a bucket.

Anyway...do you have a spigot on your bucket? You can...
Forum: Cider 12-09-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By flyweed
if you like this simple one, you'll love this...

if you like this simple one, you'll love this next I brewed up. I used some advice from CvilleKevin and came up with a super simple, and tasty hard cider

5 gallons tree topp AJ
2-3lbs of raw...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-01-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 191
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Posted By flyweed
well do NOT put a lid and airlock on at...

well do NOT put a lid and airlock on at all...you'll have a geyser....it will foam, and bubble and produce alot of "head" as you "punch the cap" everyday..just loosely cover with a lint free cloth,...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-29-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By flyweed
anyone else made this yet? I think I am going to...

anyone else made this yet? I think I am going to through together a batch of this, but add dark brown sugar to the recipe...and then will be skipping the early cinamon stick and nutmeg additions,...
Forum: Mead 10-12-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By flyweed
holy smokes...1.078 for a FG?? that can't be...

holy smokes...1.078 for a FG?? that can't be correct. That would pour like pancake syrup. You should take another gravity check...and make sure there are no bubbles, or foam in your test tube..and...
Forum: Cider 10-12-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By flyweed
I'd think for a nice winter cider..instead of...

I'd think for a nice winter cider..instead of backsweetening with just more AJC. you could try something like 2 cups of Buckwheat honey...dark, thick, with a great sweetness and wonderful...
Forum: Cider 10-12-2010, 04:59 PM
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Posted By flyweed
well I made this batch..and while it's ok...I...

well I made this batch..and while it's ok...I probably won't keg another again. I followed original recipe to the letter..no additions of nothing. Kegged, aged and carbed.....still to sour and...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-12-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By flyweed
I have my kegerator in my garage..and right now...

I have my kegerator in my garage..and right now with an Apricot Cream Ale and Fall Hard Cider on tap...I got lots and lots of stinkin fruit flies as well. They can't get into my forward sealing...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-12-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,172
Posted By flyweed
if you want to simplify this just a bit and NOT...

if you want to simplify this just a bit and NOT boil any water or AJ....you can get McCormick's Cinnamon extract/flavor....I've used it in 3 of my ciders now at kegging time and you can really...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-11-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By flyweed
I just use star san and water through my lines...

I just use star san and water through my lines every time I empty a keg..and they always stay nice and clear and clean.

Dan
Forum: Cider 09-10-2010, 10:31 PM
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Posted By flyweed
it also tastes different if you have three pints...

it also tastes different if you have three pints in a row too..then it's pretty awesome. :)

So what would happen if you subbed in all Apple Juice and NO water? Would that sweeten it up some?
Forum: Cider Forum 09-10-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,172
Posted By flyweed
big country..if you work up a good recipe..be...

big country..if you work up a good recipe..be sure and post it...I am in need of whipping up a batch of some fall hard cider, for Oktoberfest is coming up and i gotta get the kegs filled..this one...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-27-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,592
Posted By flyweed
yep..use a towel you don't care about...my towel...

yep..use a towel you don't care about...my towel I put over the bucket pretty much the entire ferment.....it was one there until my ferment got down to about 1.024 for a SG....I kept it on by using...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-26-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,592
Posted By flyweed
you'll love it..and once you taste it when you...

you'll love it..and once you taste it when you rack it into a secondary..you'll NOT want to age it all winter....you'll want to drink it up...trust me.

Also...I see that you cut down the...
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