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Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2013, 07:12 AM
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Posted By Insomniac
You will be fine leaving it for that amount of...

You will be fine leaving it for that amount of time, even the most dangerous yeasts to leave will be fine for a couple of months after fermentantion has stopped and the others can go even longer, I...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-25-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,386
Posted By Insomniac
Mine is still sat on the cocoa nibs, will rack it...

Mine is still sat on the cocoa nibs, will rack it off fairly soon and top up. Its not clear yet so will bottle when it is.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-05-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Insomniac
Without hydrometer readings its hard to tell but...

Without hydrometer readings its hard to tell but the one fizzy drink I've made took a good 3weeks to carb up
Forum: Mead Forum 11-14-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Insomniac
Good god, you need to get that into smaller...

Good god, you need to get that into smaller carboys like, weeks ago.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-10-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Insomniac
Doesn't look bad to me, I've had odd looking...

Doesn't look bad to me, I've had odd looking bubbles from time to time without problem.
Forum: Mead Forum 10-22-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,032
Posted By Insomniac
I think the question was more whether the...

I think the question was more whether the crystalised honey is different from the liquid left at the bottom, ie. Would the liquid have more fructose compared to the crystal. I'm afraid I don't know...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-11-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By Insomniac
I think it will probably be fine, it sounds very...

I think it will probably be fine, it sounds very like mine though I plan to age it a full 4 years, though I expect only the first 2 will be needed. Mine will be at a year in feb and is still sat on...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-09-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By Insomniac
I would just bottle the first one. At 1.03 it...

I would just bottle the first one. At 1.03 it will be sweet, but I've bottled and enjoyed sweeter. How do they taste?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-08-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,657
Posted By Insomniac
I made a melon mead last year, its tasty but...

I made a melon mead last year, its tasty but still has a rather large acid bite, I figure ill leave it another year...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-05-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By Insomniac
I really enjoy these threads though there's an...

I really enjoy these threads though there's an entire diy section over in the beer subforum full of like minded people. You should probably post the details there and link to it.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-19-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,962
Posted By Insomniac
Maybe I'm missing something, but can't you just...

Maybe I'm missing something, but can't you just disolve it? I dont see any reason to try to covert it back to liquid first. I've not tried it but ive heard putting honey and water together in a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-10-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,041
Posted By Insomniac
It depends, for a good answer we need to know the...

It depends, for a good answer we need to know the yeast used and fermentation temps. But I can tell you that at that og its going to take a lot of aging, at such a young age the alcohol will be...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-08-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Insomniac
You wont stop it with camden. Your only real...

You wont stop it with camden. Your only real options are cold crashing followed by stabalisation with sorbate. Or maybe pasturisation. To cold crash you will need to rack it to containers that will...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-04-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,592
Posted By Insomniac
Brewuk.co.uk now stocks both starsan and...

Brewuk.co.uk now stocks both starsan and saniclean which pretty much ends the need for debate, though you may need to find a good source of distilled or RO water. That said a number if the sanitisers...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-27-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Insomniac
Once fermentation is finished its safe to let it...

Once fermentation is finished its safe to let it warm up.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-22-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,502
Posted By Insomniac
Sounds awesome, give it a taste, if it tastes...

Sounds awesome, give it a taste, if it tastes good it will make good mead.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-21-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By Insomniac
Prepare yourself for the loss, but there no harm...

Prepare yourself for the loss, but there no harm in trying the shrinking vessels technique to try and save a bit more...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-18-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,427
Posted By Insomniac
Paynes bee farm? Compared to other comercial...

Paynes bee farm? Compared to other comercial sources here paynes is cheap. Local bee farmers can beat it but nowhere else seems too. Then again, everything in england is far too expensive...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-13-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By Insomniac
Putting it in the fridge should help. If it still...

Putting it in the fridge should help. If it still looks like a huge loss you could rack the clear part as normal. Then put the bottom stuff in a smaller carboy in the fridge until it settles again....
Forum: Mead Forum 08-13-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By Insomniac
Your in the mead forum, if you have a dry mead...

Your in the mead forum, if you have a dry mead that has finished at 10% but were hoping for a bit more, you at the very least want to be adding honey. Adding sugar would just ruin it. Fermented sugar...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-13-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By Insomniac
Well, if it was me I would just leave it to do...

Well, if it was me I would just leave it to do its thing. Just push any floating pulp down a bit each day to stop it drying out or forming a seal. When I bought some dragon fruit last year to try...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-12-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By Insomniac
I think as long as you didn't use a blender, and...

I think as long as you didn't use a blender, and as such the seeds havent been broken up you shouldn't fine. At least that's the case with other fruits.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By Insomniac
If you really want sweet and fizzy, read through...

If you really want sweet and fizzy, read through the pastuerisation thread in the stickys. Or get a keg so you can force carbonate.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-10-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By Insomniac
Hmmm, bottling wont do anything to stop the yeast...

Hmmm, bottling wont do anything to stop the yeast unless you stabalise first, otherwise it will either be carbed or all over your walls with some nice glass shrapnel to boot.

If you want it...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-08-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,017
Posted By Insomniac
If all else fails, find a pic of the hydrometer...

If all else fails, find a pic of the hydrometer and draw an arrow on it.
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