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    Mead University

    Happy Monday everybody! We've just added a glossary to the Mead University as well as an equipment list. Even more mead information in one place, enjoy: US https://www.youtobrew.com/glossary https://www.youtobrew.com/equipment EU https://www.youtobrew.co.uk/glossary...
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    Mead University

    I have tested Mangrove Jack yeast. With my nutrient protocol stated in Mead University, It makes a very clean, neutral mead that maxes out at 18% ABV. In my hands, Lutra maxes out at 14.5% ABV. It’s clean, but provides a lager-like minerality and crispness that is very nice for lighter honeys.
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    Mead University

    Thanks for the feedback! I will make the suggested changes this week!
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    Mead University

    I forgot to mention something. If you guys want any specific articles, please suggest it. I am actively writing more articles for Mead University and would love to hear what folks are interested in. Cheers!
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    Mead University

    I wanted to tell you guys about a new resource I’ve put together in partnership with You to Brew called Mead University: Mead Making 101 — You To Brew As the creator of Bray’s One Month Mead, I’ve been constantly improving the way I make mead. Mead University is designed to be perpetually...
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    Bray's One Month Mead

    Last time someone asked about this, I couldn’t get the yeast! Now that you reminded me, I have it ordered. Thanks!
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    Bray's One Month Mead

    For chocolate mead, definitely go with a sweet mead, then add toasted cacao nibs post fermentation. Vanilla is also a good call. For a cherry mead, go with this:Denard Brewing
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    Bray's One Month Mead

    That’s not true anymore! You to Brew now ships to Europe! https://www.youtobrew.co.uk/
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    Bray's One Month Mead

    No dry yeast can fully check all the boxes for Wyeast 1388, but the closest I’ve found is currently W15. I have a nutrient protocol article up now on the site that covers ALL yeast. Dry or liquid:Staggered Nutrient Addition (SNA) - Mead University — You To Brew A Kveik article is on the list...
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    Bray's One Month Mead

    Hello all! As I’ve stated before, I’ve been working on a mead making book. The problem with a book is that you cannot instantly update it as better products/methods are discovered. As a result, I’ve been searching for a different way to distribute mead making knowledge while keeping things...
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    JAO BOMM Yeast

    Of what yeast you have, I would try S-04 or US05. All of the yeast you have will exceed 12% ABV in mead. The ABV specs are just completely wrong on the packaging. It’s not impossible to make a sweet mead; you just have to add more honey than the yeast consume.
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    Wedding Dwojniak BOMM

    My website is always the most up to date mead recipes.
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    Is it stuck? Second mead attempt.

    When using a refractometer, you need to correct for alcohol content. A calculator such as this is used: Homebrew Refractometer Calculator Plugging in 1.095 SG and 1.030 current gravity into the calculator gives 1.005 as the actual current gravity. To confirm, taste it. 1.005 would be off dry...
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    Bray's One Month Mead

    Q1. I would highly suggest you take the time to get Fermaid O before starting. The difference in the final product is staggering. However, simply doubling is fine. Fermaid O can be purchased online from www.morewinemaking.com 1 smack pack will do up to 2.5 gallons just fine. You don’t need a...
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    Bray's One Month Mead

    The link is my website and it is the most current traditional mead recipe. If you peruse a bit longer, my website also has a slew of mead variations, braggots, historical meads and some truly insane brews I’ve done over the years and provided for free. What else did you want?
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