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Old 01-05-2013, 10:28 PM   #1081
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I live about a football-field's distance from some train tracks. Whenever a train goes by, I can feel it shaking the house slightly. Might this disturb the lees enough that it doesn't really clear up properly?
Ha! That's a good one no it shouldn't be a problem. If anything it will jiggle everything and encourage it to drop.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:16 AM   #1082
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Well, a couple days ago I just got that urge to ferment something. I've got enough beer made for the next couple months, so I thought, mead! So today I picked up what I needed to make this simple little recipe. I did alter it just a touch. I juiced and zested the orange instead of just slicing it up and dropping it in. I only used 3 lbs of honey, as well. If I end up liking this, I'm definitely going to do a grapefruit version. OG seemed kinda high at 1.130 but I'm going to add water in a couple days to top it off after activity slows down. Used organic wildflower honey. Hoping this goes well!
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:40 AM   #1083
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I did a pick grapefruit version of this and did the regular version. The grapefruit is comeing along great. The orange one is only a few weeks in so its still foaming up and stuff. Can't what to try these 2
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #1084
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So, I opened my final bottle of the first batch I made about seven months ago. It is crystal clear and very tasty. I did use an extra cinnamon stick (wish I didn't) and it was a little strong cinnamon flavored but other than that I am very happy with it!
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #1085
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Made a gallon batch yesterday. I used wyeast dry mead yeast though. Quick question.


Is it normal for the honey to settle. I hope I didn't mess this up
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:20 PM   #1086
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Made a gallon batch yesterday. I used wyeast dry mead yeast though. Quick question.


Is it normal for the honey to settle. I hope I didn't mess this up
Totally normal. The yeastie-beasts will munch the honeypile a millimeter or so at a time. Its kind of fun to watch.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:20 PM   #1087
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Totally normal. The yeastie-beasts will munch the honeypile a millimeter or so at a time. Its kind of fun to watch.
Yep, watch them turn it right on into shmutz
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I think schmutz is a useful descriptor for mead-lees, dont you?
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I think schmutz is a useful descriptor for mead-lees, dont you?
It works.. Hey, you can open Shmendrik's Meadery
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:51 PM   #1090
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Thanks guys I was worried. It's been 24 hours now and it's going nuts. The cinnamon stick is dancing all around the honey layer. I used wyeast dry mead yeast not the ops suggestion but hey I was at the brew store anyhow. I'm looking forward to this though. I need to hook up a blow off tube soon though

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