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  1. schilsner

    2nd mead with Ale yeast, looking for feedback

    Update- Just thought I would post my recent findings here for anyone curious. Fermentation IS continuing - Huzzah! Initially I expected that fermentation was slowing due to readings gradually coming back in smaller increments. For example, last Wednesday it was 1.050 and Friday it was...
  2. schilsner

    2nd mead with Ale yeast, looking for feedback

    Ok, that's helpful, and reassuring. Thanks. So that rate (roughly 5pts a day) isn't too slow for a wine/mead. Good to hear. Now, the 'good nutrient protocol' part, is where I'm inexperienced here. Are there any specific recommendations in that regard? Amounts/frequency/based on gravity...
  3. schilsner

    2nd mead with Ale yeast, looking for feedback

    I should say that one idea I had for using this mead was to make a sort of strong Braggot by blending the finished product with some other ales I've had bulk aging (one gallon of american barleywine, one gallon of my wee heavy). I know it wouldn't be a traditional braggot because it's blended...
  4. schilsner

    2nd mead with Ale yeast, looking for feedback

    Hello! Sort of new to mead, but been brewing beer for years. I might have got lucky on my first attempt at mead using ale yeast (WLP California Ale Yeast). My memory of what did for that one is a little fuzzy, but I believe I made 1 gallon of must and split it into a half gallon plain (just...
  5. schilsner

    Adding CBC-1 yeast to flat, bottled beer ?

    Hi I'm posting this thread because I have done a significant amount of reading about this general idea on other threads, and about CBC-1, and my hope is to get some more detailed recommendations/advice/experiential anecdotes about adding yeast to flat bottles. Specifically CBC-1 quick...
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