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Old 02-11-2013, 05:45 PM   #51
Gahb13
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Feb 2013
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Start a one gallon batch yesterday. Used 1 vanilla bean, 5/8 oz of extract, 1 tea bag, everything else divided by 5. Forgot to take an initial gravity reading. Its been bubbling away since the airlock was put on.
This will be my first high strength (>7%) mead, so it'll be good to see how it goes and how long it takes.



 
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:21 AM   #52
Stovetop535
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Went ahead and racked again and combined the full batch with the one gallon top off batch I made separately. The color has really changed, and the top is starting to clear. I did not take a gravity reading when I racked, I will wait to take another. Here is a pic as it sits now.



Still on the fence about using any fining agents to help with clearing.



 
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #53
Gahb13
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Feb 2013
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lost heat for four days (long story) and room temp where the mead is stored went down to 8°C for that time. Its been warm (20-21°C) since then. Bubbles have slowed down to almost none existing, but still pressurized. Hoping it will still be OK.

 
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:21 AM   #54
projectda
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Aug 2011
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going to try this next week. will be my 1st real mead, and my 1st large batch. im thinking of adding oak chips to give it a barreled taste. hope i dont mess this up, and all goes well!

 
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:35 PM   #55
putout
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Vanilla mead all finished, looks like high life, tastes like the fields of elysium. Disappointed that vanilla and the earl grey didn't come through better, but it's so tasty it doesn't really matter.

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Old 11-05-2013, 02:42 PM   #56
Stovetop535
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Did you have trouble getting yours to clear? Mine is still a little cloudy after 10 months and a few rounds of finings.

 
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #57
putout
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Mine came through very clear right up until i stirred up sediment, no finings used. Maybe a difference in the yeast used?

 
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:18 AM   #58
codyfree
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Couldi get a one gallon recipie. Im not exactly sure if u just divide everything by 5 or if sumthings stay the same.

 
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:02 AM   #59
Aceandover
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I just did a one gallon of it tonight (left one) and just divided everything by 5ish(give or take)
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:34 PM   #60
10centBros
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Jun 2012
Sacramento, CA
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I am relatively new to making mead (I've only made 3 batches) but am very curious and have the amount of honey I need to make this recipe. At my local homebrew shop, I got everything I need but am curious about the YEAST ENERGIZER and NUTRIENT. I purchased Fermaid K and Go-Ferm and am wondering at what point these should be added. I read through all 5 or 6 pages and it wasn't ever mentioned, so just wondering if these should both be added during primary or secondary or one during each or what? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



 
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