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    Yeast nutrients a little confusing...

    If you're going to drink a mead super early, drinking it while it's still not done is the best, which it still has a lot of sugar to mask any harsh notes, and a bit of CO2 in suspension. Otherwise, wait wait wait. Batchbuilder linked above is good, and the mead reddit's wiki has a nice page on...
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    Caramel Apple Cyser

    Really good apple flavor, I also back-sweetened with some apple juice. Not much "caramel". I used 16 ounces of apple butter per gallon.
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    Caramel Apple Cyser

    I've done something similar but used apple butter. Came out very good. One of my top 5 meads I think.
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    Storm - Lambic Mead

    So, basically, when the honey is un-altered on the shelf (like in a jar etc), it won't ferment until the water content gets higher. So honey only keeps those anti-microbial properties in its high gravity state. Once you add water, it's just as fermentable and easy to access for yeast / bacteria...
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    Storm - Lambic Mead

    That blend is only 2 lacto strains and has no yeast. So it's just for creating sourness, you'll need to add extra yeast. Alternatively, I've made a mead with just White Labs Berliner Blend, and that has yielded excellent results. Nice and sour.
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    Storm - Lambic Mead

    Yeah let it ride! Adjust if needed.
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    Storm - Lambic Mead

    Should be a sourness that's balanced with funk. If you want more sour, make another must and pitch some Omega lacto or similar and no brett. Then blend the two together when the time comes.
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    Storm - Lambic Mead

    What Maylar said
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    Storm - Lambic Mead

    Do not degas or aerate. For the precise reason you mentioned. If you want to learn more about sour meadmaking, I have a lot of information available on my site (Hivemind Mead). I Also have a book available on Ebay + Amazon. You can learn more about that here...
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    How Many Pounds of Coffee Roasted in 2018

    3# Mexican Chiapas 1# Nicargua Single Estate 1# Brazil Cerrado 130.3 Lbs
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    How Many Pounds of Coffee Roasted in 2018

    ------ Roasted in '18 1 - Kenya AA Kianjiru (Med) 1 - YIRG (Light) 3 - Columbia Narino (Dark, Dark, Light / md) 1 - Nicaragua Single Estate (Dark) ---- Ready to Roast (green stock) 5 lbs Mexico Chiapas 2 Pounds Columbia Narino 2 Pounds Nicargua --- 117.3 + 6 = 123.3
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    Infected?

    This doesn't look very infected. It looks a bit too creamy. What's the gravity at right now?
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    Lager hydromel, thoughts and tips please

    Don't most people advocate starting new when using lager yeast? Mostly because of the stress caused during fermentation. Most of that concern is also coming from the very clean flavors typically required by lagers. Usually, when I look to reuse lager yeast I save some off the starter, then...
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    Stuck Bohemian Lager Beer

    Man that's surprising. Every-time I use that Boho strain the ferment goes so nuts I can barely keep the temp in check. It does seem to do okay even if it gets to 56-58, but I like to keep it at 52. That said, did you adjust your hydro reading to match the lower temp? That should lower it a...
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