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  1. habs20

    first mead

    Hi All, Start my first mead yesterday. 1 gallon glass jug with airlock 3 lb honey distilled water handful of raisins 20-30 Dissolved honey in warm water then added to jug with raisins. Top off with more distilled water and let cool. pitched yeast cotes des blanc. Is there...
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    Priming to Growler

    Can you safely prime to a flip top growler? I used unpasteurized so I assume There are other steps I will need to take to prevent bottle bombs but I want to have some fiz. Thanks All.
  3. habs20

    Yet Another Bottling question

    Hi All, I have five gallons fresh press unpasteurized cider fermenting. I used 4 cups sugar and 2.5 pound honey to it with s-04 yeast. I am on week 3 now and air is still bubbling once ever 15 seconds. I did not take the SG as I broke my hydrometer. Planning to rack at 4 weeks to...
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    Hi All, I am 1 week into my batch. I used 5gal fresh pressed pasteurized two pounds honey 4 cups brown sugar and Safale S-04 yeast. I want to have some carb when I bottle but cause it is unpasteurized will I have bottle bombs? What should/can I do. Thanks All!
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    When to rack Primary to secondary

    Hi All, This is my first post and I have few quick questions. At what point should I rack to secondary and how long should/can I leave in secondary? I started with 5 gallons unpasteurized fresh pressed cider straight from the local orchard. 2 pounds honey and 4 cups sugar "2 white 2...