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  1. neb2619

    Braggot or not?

    When I brewed my first braggot I was also told on this forum it had to be at least 50% honey. Actually the Mazer Cup mead competition Braggots require that honey must make up at least 20% of the recipe compared to grains. The addition of pears complicates the issue a bit but it is not a...
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    Cyser question?

    I have home brewed honey ales, braggots, and have made ciders in the past. Now, I am oddly drawn to try a Cyser. I have never made a true mead. I am thinking of hitting up my local apple orchard (this fall) for fresh apple juice and purchasing local honey for this brew. Is there anything special...
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    my first Braggot

    Oh my bad I was told as long as the honey content was over 30% then you could call it a braggot though it was a wine friend who told me this :( I will then make my next real braggot with more honey. I was waiting to add the honey which if I am right is a simple sugar until the yeast was...
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    my first Braggot

    I have decided to push into the mead world through the braggot. I have a recipe thats 40% honey to 60% all grain beer. I am now fermenting the low gravity (1.040) 5 gallons of beer with T-058 a Belgium dry along with 2 oz of cluster (60min) and 2 oz of saaz (5min) before I add the 5 pounds of...
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    Long day, first all grain, not happy

    I have done two ag batches and I agree that I am going to be adding some extract brews to my schedule. I work and go to school so brewing time is limited. I had swore off extract after buying and building my grain setup but I am really missing the quick brew day. I am looking to up my brew...
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    oktoberfest style ale question

    The canned pumpkin sound like it might work, and I would definitely secondary as you will probably have more trub. I would be careful on how much pumpkin you use, and that I have no answer for how much
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