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Old 08-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #851
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I don't know if this is a tip per se, but its something I do.

If I want to try using, say, guavas for the first time I make a gallon, no big deal. But if I really want to get crazy and make, say, celery mead, I use a cleaned 1 liter whiskey bottle.

I bought a bag of black party balloons at the party store, so now my improvised 1-liter batches look pretty punk rock. Lol.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:37 AM   #852
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Is Fleischmann's ActiveDry or RapidRise the correct yeast for this ?
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:46 AM   #853
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I used the rapid rise and it turned out okay
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:54 AM   #854
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I used the rapid rise and it turned out okay
Crap. Bought the activedry. Rapidrise gave me visions of coming home to an explosion of honey.
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I think other people use the active dry and it came out okay as well
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:12 AM   #856
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I use active dry with great results
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:06 AM   #857
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Ok so I just made my first batch of joam, my first mead. It was super easy. I did peel the skin off, removing the pith with a knife, and put the peel/rind and meat of the orange since I didn't have a zester. I did make two rookie mistakes rushing through the directions. I used room temp water and shook it after I put the yeast in. Would either of these cause issues? Dumb stopper keeps slipping up.

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Old 08-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #858
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You should be fine, that yeast will have a fails day, and all will be well. I wouldn't be worried if I shook it up with the yeast. In fact I did a little bit with my second one I think. I'll be able to try mine next week! I just need to move it to a growler our something from my milk jug.maybe I shoulddo that tonight.
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Something to remember with this recipe is it seems to WANT to work. I've screwed it up in all sorts of ways, and I still had something drinkable at the end. Too much yeast, too little yeast, shook it, didnt shake it... all the batches made mead.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:37 PM   #860
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Checked it out before I went to bed. Foamed like a rapid dog. Had to quickly sterilize an airlock and put it on before bed. Was nice and clean this morning. Do I wait til the foam falls to add some water to the neck? Also, do the oranges dissolve or deconstruct? Wondering how to get them out to use the jug again.

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