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    Cyser ( apple mead )

    wet bread dough. started about a week ago seems slow going.
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    smells

    I have a mixed berry mead, long story short it fermented dry cleared awesome bottled for a month with zero fallout on the bottom of my bottles it taste good looks good everything went good but it smells like vomit. not horrible like vomit but that's what you think when you start smelling it. any...
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    Cyser ( apple mead )

    I have 3 lbs of clover honey 1 gallon carboy. d-47 1 cinnamon stick 1 clove box of raisins ( small ) 2 cut up red apples skin and all. I put it all together from the start and it smells like wet do there is not one hint of honey, apple, cinnamon or wine. none of the smells im used to...
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    Stopping fermentation

    yeah i can i was just more wondering if anybody has done this cold crashing thing and had any luck.Im worried my fermentation might kick back up a soon as the mead gets warm again.
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    Stopping fermentation

    my hydrometer reads 1.010 on the light side and my fermentation is going strong, i want to stop this so it doesnt finish to dry i do not care for dry mead that has to be backsweetened. I would like to kill it where it sits? I know to chill it re rack it onto sorbates or whatever else you choose...
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    carbonation

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    carbonation

    i used 15 lbs of clover honey about 4 ish gallons of spring water to = 5 gallons of must 2.5 tsp of nutrient 2.5 tsp of energizer 1 packet of lavalin d-47 I did not get a og by my dumbassness ha ha but 12 days in when i racked it into secondary i had a 1.020 gravity reading, and it...
  8. M

    carbonation

    Any suggestions on how to carbanate my mead, im open for suggestions, the 2/3 pf a cup for 5 gallon thing did not do much for me las go around so any suggestions please explain your process please..................cheers more beers.:mug:
  9. M

    Carbonation and Mead

    Do you do something to kill the yeast or cold crash it or how do you stop it from fermenting more once you reach 1.020????:mug:
  10. M

    Potassium Sorbate usage

    yeah 1.020 and it started bubbling again i think it just needed to get warm again. I did not add any nutrients im assumeing it will eat the rest of the sugars and work out just fine. just needs time, what do you recommend on the time limit of the second racking, i was going to let it sit for a...
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    Potassium Sorbate usage

    2.0 on my hydrometor and how much nutrient do you think i should add, im new to the mead stuff but i drank a cup and i like it ill age it and call it good. but any advice helps thanksand it is not active visually at all no champagne bubbles inside the carboy and not even trying to bubble the...
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    Potassium Sorbate usage

    heres a question i have a total must amount of 5 gallon 15 lbs of honey 1 packet of d-47 2.5 tsp of energier 2.5 tsp of nutrient stirred it heated it all that jazz It has been fermenting for 12 days in a 72degree room my hydro reading is 2.0 but it is not sweet at all and taste good...
  13. M

    Potassium Sorbate usage

    i know your right i use such simple and plane ingredients and i keep my temps good so i feel comfortable without testing a bunch but yeah one day im sure the bubbles will get me.
  14. M

    Potassium Sorbate usage

    I see thats pretty much what i do i just think you might be a little more patient than me ha ha. AS for the bubbles in the airlock not mattering i go back and forth, they go hand andn hand with fermenting and my test the bubbles start off fast and slowly die off just as my readings show the...
  15. M

    Potassium Sorbate usage

    hello. From what i understand with mead you have your primary until yeast settles some in the bottom then rack into clean carboy and put the airlock back on, then do again and again until the yeast is done settleing and your fermantation is done. I am on my 3rd racking and there is no bubbling...
  16. M

    nutrients and energizers??

    i amnot going to add fruit or back sweeten i just want plane old mead, another question i have is what do you think a good time to rack is i do not have any sedimen on the bottom or top so i dont see the point in racking into another carboy???? am i missing something?
  17. M

    nutrients and energizers??

    good deal, you say add some sulfates? when is the best time to do that? and yes my mead taste hot at first taste the sweet at the end, pretty much like a spoon of corn liquer then a spoon of honey but i fugured after time if the flavors settle together it will be good. thanks for your time.
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    nutrients and energizers??

    cool thanks, you seem to be one of the only ones with out some crazy scientific answer which i like. I was told by an old timer that leave it alone and about 10 days after it stops bubling through the airlock, rack it and pop the airlock back on for a few weeks and drink it, the more it ages...
  19. M

    nutrients and energizers??

    15lbs of clover honey 1 packet of d-47 2.5 tsp of energizer 2.5 tsp of nutrients and enouh spring water to equal the batch to 5 gallons It started bubbling pretty quick and is staying steady, my 3 year old broke my hydrometor while i was makeing the must so i do not have a start reading...
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    Aerating stopped my damn bubbling

    You need a girlfriend. Its beer not a N.A.S.A. project.
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