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Old 04-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #41
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Did you use a medium toast American oak spiral in this...and did you let it sit for 6 weeks? I know that's what you were thinking but wondered if it actually soaked for that long.
I used one spiral of this: http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=11626

And let it sit for ~40 days, so just about 6 weeks.


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Old 04-20-2012, 01:07 AM   #42
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Well, it looks amazing, and if it tastes anywhere close to what it looks like...whew! Thanks for the share, and congrats on the bronze.


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Can you tell me what your OG was on this?
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Oops, OG was 1.114.
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Ok thanks! I actually started this one day before yesterday and my OG was 1.110, close enough for me. This is my first melomel, and I too was surprised at how quickly and vigorously the 71b took off...especially after the traditional mead I made with the same yeast to top these off was so sluggish even with the SNA. This baby is going to town!

A day later, and I'm already down to 1.050...this is going to be one fast ferment.


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