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Old 05-14-2012, 05:10 AM   #41
MOGAN
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May 2012
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Did it finish sweet or dry??

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:15 PM   #42
SD-SLIM
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Did it finish sweet or dry??
This all depends on your yeast...I choose a sweet mead yeast and it allowed it to finish that way!

 
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:29 AM   #43
TB4BU
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Jun 2012
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Slim, thanks for all the recipes you have posted. I started brewing this summer and having a blast! I've brewed your Lemon-Lime Hefe already and now I just made this mead. At my local homebrew store they didnt have the sweat mead yeast but the guy recommended using a wine yeast Cote des Blancs. It took a few days to start fermenting and now it is bubbling away. Do you recommend waiting the two weeks or until the airlock stops bubbling to rack to secondary? Thanks again for your recipes.

 
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:45 PM   #44
SD-SLIM
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I would wait until all visible activity stops and then rack...the yeast you used will make a great mead if it's aged right...so expect perfection around 6 months!

 
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:32 PM   #45
loki008
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Jul 2012
Enfield, CT
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Just an FYI for those who cant find the white grape cherry juice, at least locally, walmart carries it. The online stock checker actually worked for me locating it around me (about half of the walmarts around me had it in stock according to the site)

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:23 PM   #46
loki008
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Jul 2012
Enfield, CT
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This is my first attempt at making mead (or anything for that matter) and i am noticing that there is a lot of foam getting into the airlock with small strawberry chunks / seeds that is clogging the airlock.

I started this 2 days ago, and it currently in my basement where the temp tends to range from 72-74* fairly steadily. I have a 6 gallon bucket from a beer kit filled to the 5 gallon mark.

I assume that this is fairly normal, but i just wanted to make 100% sure. I have 2 airlocks so i have just been cleaning and sanitizing the airlocks and swaping them when the lid is significantly bubbled out and there are no bubbles in the airlock showing a substantial clog.

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:29 AM   #47
SD-SLIM
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The foam is due to a very active fermentation, if it continues you might need to switch from an airlock to a blowoff tube.

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #48
loki008
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Jul 2012
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The foam is due to a very active fermentation, if it continues you might need to switch from an airlock to a blowoff tube.
Thanks, it finally calmed down today and the airlock is bubbling but not looking like a strawberry shake anymore. I thought it wasnt out of the normal but just wanted to be 100% sure i didnt do something wrong being the first batch ive done.

 
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:07 PM   #49
TB4BU
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Jun 2012
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I bottled mine today and drank the left overs and it tasted amazing. I look forward to letting it age a few more months. The yeast i used fermented it dry and I had to back sweeten to taste.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #50
Quesplosive
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Dec 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Just started this mead. I must say that I enjoyed drinking my sample that I took my og reading with. I just used the smack pack. Should I still add some more yeast nutrients, if so when and how much?

 
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