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  1. D

    First time brew high abv? Did I screw up?

    I recently started home brewing on a whim after finishing my masters degree, and seeing a TikTok that made me realize it was something I was interested in. I bought what I thought was a full homebrew kit for mead on Amazon (come to find out just a one gallon carboy, yeast a nutrient), some...
  2. FlowerOn

    1st Mead Help

    I recently transferred my first mead from the first carboy to a second one but when I tried it all you could taste was alcohol. It was really strong. It set for a month before I put it in the fridge to cold crash it. Will it mellow with age or did I mess it up? Its supposed to be a cherry mead.
  3. JRB213

    First batch Mead, help.

    Started with 6lbs of Orange Blossom, 3 gallons of water and WLP720 (white labs sweet Mead). SG of 1.144, seems high. Don't know if I got a bad reading or what. No activity for 3 days, so I added about 30 raisins. Activity was good after that but not like beer like I was expecting. 20 days...
  4. M

    First Mead Log

    Fellow mead lovers, The purpose of this post is you show all you pros the process I’ve used to get my first mead started (first ferment ever actually) and just hopefully get some feedback and tips. Hope you guys enjoy reading it and can give me some advice for future batches. So I started with...