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Old 03-08-2011, 05:32 AM   #1
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Made this today. 1 gallon of water, 2.5lbs of honey, I'll add some strawberry extract at bottling time. Pitched Pasteur Champagne. OG: 1.088



Hopefully it'll work out well, it's been 5 hours & there's some activity.

I'll post more pics as it progresses.


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Kept it safe overnight:



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16 hours in, bubbling like crazy!

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Old 03-08-2011, 04:48 PM   #4
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Are you making the extract and if so how did you do it? Or did you purchase, and if so, where and what is it called (brand)?

I've been patiently waiting for strawberry season to give this a try.

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I bought the Brewers Best strawberry extract from Northern Brewer. I'd like to use fresh strawberries in the future, but I need to get my mead-making down first.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:59 AM   #6
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Are you making the extract and if so how did you do it? Or did you purchase, and if so, where and what is it called (brand)?

I've been patiently waiting for strawberry season to give this a try.

Bill W
You could always give frozen strawberries a try. I would say they are more fresh than what you will buy in the store and about as fresh as you will get when picking them from a field. Most produce has a very short travel time from being picked to frozen now. Just a suggestion :-)

I made a dry strawberry and like it. To each their own :-)
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You could always give frozen strawberries a try. I would say they are more fresh than what you will buy in the store and about as fresh as you will get when picking them from a field. Most produce has a very short travel time from being picked to frozen now. Just a suggestion :-)

I made a dry strawberry and like it. To each their own :-)
Sounds like a good way to go, I'll give that a try next time around
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Fermenting nicely still, smells awesome!

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looking pretty good.What size stopper are you using? I'm about to purchase some for a few gallon jugs. I've heard #6 work well.
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#6 it is, fits well, but it doesn't stay in well when it's wet.


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