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Old 11-24-2008, 09:32 PM   #11
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Read the sitcky that Hightest made. I haven't read over it, but I am sure he goes over his methods of staggered nutrients. Starting at just 3lbas would be fine and you can continue to feed in more honey to reach your desired content. I would suggest going for between 16-18% it should keep better and will not only benefit from the time, but it will actually require a lot of aging to smooth out.


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Old 11-24-2008, 09:42 PM   #12
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Read the sitcky that Hightest made.
yup. I've diddled with it very little and certainly not enough to have formulated a plan.

Thanks Tusch... the 1.033 per gallon thing is great for estimation to 3# per gallon...but it gets off fast because as you said....it's per gallon of water, and does NOT account for the volume of honey


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Old 11-24-2008, 11:47 PM   #13
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Yeah, I use hightest's honey excel sheet and while I wish it was changed in a few ways, you really can get excellent estimations of your plans.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:09 AM   #14
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Ok, using BK's and Tusch's advice and with the help of Hightest's spreadsheet, I've come up with my initial recipe, which I posted in my original post. I would appreciate any feedback. The first one (Apple-Cinnamon) will be "brewed" 1-26-2009, 2 weeks after my oldest daughter's 10th birthday. The second will be "brewed" 2 weeks after my in-the-belly daughter is born, projected due date is 2-28-2009, so 3-14-2009. Naturally, that date is subject to change, lol. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:57 PM   #15
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Yeah, I use hightest's honey excel sheet and while I wish it was changed in a few ways, you really can get excellent estimations of your plans.
Feel free to discuss your ideas via PM. The spreadsheet User Notes Area was added based on user comments...

 
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:12 PM   #16
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Awesome, I might send you a few ideas and opinions when I get the time, thanks Hightest. First ran into you on a couple different forums before I landed here and you've helped me a otn.


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