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      pdhirsch replied to the thread Preservatives.
      I've never used raw fruit in my mead, but I make cyser with pasteurized (and preservative-free) apple cider, and I've never had a...
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      pdhirsch replied to the thread Joe's Ancient Orange Mead.
      That's success... tastes good soon after it's done, and even better with some aging. Only problem is that it tends to peak just about...
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      pdhirsch reacted to Dan O's post in the thread Joe's Ancient Orange Mead with Like Like.
      It's like many other meads, it just keeps getting better with age.
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      pdhirsch replied to the thread Preservatives.
      When fermentation is complete, the alcohol content will prevent any new infections. Preservatives are used at that stage to halt further...
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      pdhirsch replied to the thread K-sorbate/K-meta question.
      At this stage, you'd use preservatives to prevent further fermentation, not for infection control. The alcohol content will prevent...
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      pdhirsch replied to the thread Making mead taste less yeasty.
      Are you drinking it right out of the bottle, or do you pour it into a glass? I almost always have at least a thin layer of yeast at the...
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      pdhirsch replied to the thread New must on old yeast cake.
      What @CKuhns said... if it were me I'd just pitch a new packet of yeast, but if you're going to use the old yeast, then you should rinse...
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      pdhirsch reacted to CKuhns's post in the thread New must on old yeast cake with Like Like.
      There would be some yeast in the stirred up must. However, not sure how much, it may cause a lag in your fermrent and or stress the...
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      pdhirsch reacted to Dr_Jeff's post in the thread Am I the only one who enjoys bottling? with Like Like.
      Just you, consider getting mental help, lol.
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      pdhirsch replied to the thread im not getting fermintation.
      Wondering about temperature... two things, first, when you re-hydrated the yeast to make your starter, did you use boiled water that had...
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      pdhirsch replied to the thread World's most expensive mead?.
      Heck, I'd be willing to sell a bottle of my mead for $200... now mine is the most expensive! :)
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      pdhirsch replied to the thread Blueberry Mead.
      > I have never got good fruit flavor using just fruit in either primary or secondary. It provides a little color but not really much...
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      pdhirsch reacted to CKuhns's post in the thread Mead help with Like Like.
      I would encourage you to get a hydrometer and check your Specific Gravity. That's the only real way to know how well your ferment is...
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      pdhirsch replied to the thread Things that affect SG.
      Correct. But as @VikeMan says, you need to know both the OG and the FG in order to calculate ABV to begin with.
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      pdhirsch replied to the thread First Mead Home Brew Ohio kit.
      I don't think there's any real benefit to that. Part of the idea behind SNA is not to let the yeast gorge themselves all at once... but...
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