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  1. T_Baggins

    Poll: Do you have, or plan to get, an electric car?

    I think this says it all...
  2. T_Baggins

    If you LOVE your job...

    Here's some new stuff!
  3. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    next...
  4. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    here we are again...I have left this batch alone since last posting here and all activity has stopped. I have received both fermaids "O" and "K" Does anyone have any tips/tricks to get things re started? I am tossing the idea around of getting a gallon of cider and making a fresh "starter"...
  5. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    So....how long does this stuff normally take? It's been 7 weeks and fermentation has slowed considerably, it's only at about 50% of the goal.
  6. T_Baggins

    Show us your Mead in a photo!!!

    First ever batch. Don't worry about the headspace, I topped off with Co2 and a few banana slices for nutrient.
  7. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    So.I.boiled.half.a.banana.for.more.nutrient.and.moved.to.secondary.. [email protected] Now.before.you.naysayers.say.nay,it.IS.topped.up...with.Co2.. just.until.I.get.marbles.. Oh,and.the.airlock.is.good.too,I.just.used.the.good.whiskey.in.it.. all.I.had..
  8. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    I used boiled bread yeast, 2pkts for a total of about 42g's
  9. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    Noticeable fermentation begun, fitted airlock and 62F holding steady :rockin:
  10. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    62f.....................
  11. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    I always shake the piss out my primaries during the first few days until I there is NOTICEABLE active fermentation. :u temps down to 64F
  12. T_Baggins

    Keep One, Drop One - Word Game

    glory hole
  13. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    nutrient is the one thing i am fresh out of...i heard of boiling bread yeast and using that?
  14. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    what if I crushed and tossed couple mutlivitamin tablets that contain magnesium and calcium and such?
  15. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    too late...why isn't any of this information ever just up front? Especially in reference material aimed at newbies? Anyway, I'll drop in a few banana slices, that should help without adding any flavors to the finished product. :u Not all sugars were dissolved yesterday, OG rose to 1.151
  16. T_Baggins

    Show us your Mead in a photo!!!

    it all starts here...
  17. T_Baggins

    First attempt.

    So I am starting my first ever batch with 20 lbs of local wildflower honey and distilled water to 5 gallons. OG 1.140 at I'm guessing somewhere around less than 75F. Used K meta for insurance. I will be pitching EC-1118 tomorrow.
  18. T_Baggins

    Check my math and theory?

    First off, I want to do a very "high gravity" straight mead(just honey, no twig n berries.) I also would like to have a fairly sweet finish. My basis for this is gonna be my trusty EC-1118 and plenty of varietal wildflower honey. The idea is to get SG high enough to burn out the 1118 and leave...
  19. T_Baggins

    Watermelon woes...

    OK so I did post some recipe/methods in winemakingtalk forum...I did add sugar, OG was 1.104, I didn't record FG but I used EC 1118 so I'm sure I got .995-.998 ....also I added some blackberries (I forgot about that one!) and half a banana (for nutrient) I figger ABV should be around 14%
  20. T_Baggins

    3 word story

    are like ninja
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