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  1. jkuhl

    Just racked a mead, SpGr increase?

    This is mostly just out of curiosity but I have a mead that's been going for about a month now. A raspberry mead essentially. Fermented for two weeks, racked it off the raspberries since they started looking janky (and yeah I know it's just krausen but everything I read said to rack it after...
  2. B

    simple mead with fruit

    a primitive wild ferment 1.get raw honey, water [not tap], fruit [optional] 2.put fruit in gallon jar [or larger] [if using dried herbs, make a tea then pour it with herbs into jar, let cool to room temp] 3.combine ~1 part honey with ~4 parts water [more or less] 4.pour honey water over fruit...
  3. Fern0022

    Clearing Agent Question

    Does anyone know if there is a limit on how long clearing agents can be allowed to work before getting them (along with the sediment) out of the product? I’ve been using Super Kleer with great success in my cider/meads. The longest I’ve allowed it to work is about 2 weeks. I can’t find any...
  4. A

    Backsweetening After Long-Term Bulk Aging

    I have several meads that have been bulk aging in carboys for about 2-2.5 years. They stopped fermenting ages ago, then I just racked them and left them. Now, I am moving and I need to bottle them, but I want to sweeten several of them, and I have never backsweetened a mead. I have some...
  5. W

    Abv after purée

    I’m currently making a tropical melomel that came out to about 9.7% (OG 1.070, FG .997, about 7 gal) I’m adding about 13.2 lbs of brewers orchard purée to it after adding sulphite and sorbate to retain all flavor and leave the sweetness as well. with this much purée and volume how can I figure...
  6. O

    pH sweet-spot for mead? (CaCO3 pH adjustment)

    Hi, I made a pandan mead recently, it's been aging for 3 months now and after giving it a taste the acidity was at 3.30 which was way too low to my taste. I'm trying to raise it to something more acceptable, using CaCO3. I added 1/2 tsp ground CaCO3 to the 20L / 4.5 gallon (17.03 L) batch 10...
  7. Mistivor

    New Brewer Wanting Advice

    I started my first brew 1pm yesterday and today at 6am I've found that it's fizzing and a must is already starting to form. I got my brew set up on an air lock now. Is the speed in which my fermentation set a good thing or should I be worried? Full process: We started off with prepping some...
  8. M

    Fermentetion stalled for monts

    I have got a batch of mead that’s driving me mad. I started it in December 2020. 23 liters (~5 gal), OG 1.110, temp 15° - 20°C (60-70F). I made a small starter of 1 liter of the wort, a packet of D47 yeast and a little nutrition. Two days later I added the starter to the original batch in the...
  9. C

    Strange hydrometer reading, possible infected mead?

    Hey everyone! New mead brewer here and I was hoping to share my possible mistake and hopefully learn about what is going on and save others the trouble. Take it easy on me haha Anyway, I started a 1 gallon batch of mead late last year. I got a good 1080 reading on the hydrometer before...
  10. FoamyMugs

    First time making Mead

    so this summer, me and my father are going to be brewing our own mead for the first time, our goal is to make one sweet enough to down two pints without blinking but strong enough to regret the same action aha, I know it is a lot of trial and error but does anyone have any tips or recipes to get...
  11. J

    Oxygen control in fastferment conical

    Hello, I'm about to start a 5 gal batch of medium sweet mead in an 8 gal fastferment conical. I plan on using the collection ball to do the "racking" so the mead never leaves the conical until bottling. The aerating, degassing, and staggered nutrient additions look like they will be easy...
  12. Andres Falconer

    Brewing birch sap

    As it happens, I now find myself with an ample supply of fresh birch water/sap. A tree snapped in half during a storm, thus we have been tapping it ruthlessly, with 12 spiles, since it's going to die anyway. The result is about 15l (3.3 gallons)/day. We drank all we could, gave away buckets to...
  13. S

    Sour tasting ciders and mead. What gives?

    Hi guys. So all ciders and even mead came out SOUR tasting. They are dry as i used Montrachet yeast. I even tried Premier Blanc and both yield dry but SOUR taste. I'm ok with dry but sour taste notes bother a bit. I am looking for opposite of that, slightly sweet. Same thing happened with my...
  14. Psilocybe

    Yerba Mate Metheglin!

    A yerba mate infusion I made after a few tries: Yerba Mate Metheglyn (1 Gallon) First I boiled around 1/3 gallon of water, removed from heat, then added 3/4 cup of yerba mate and let steep for 10 minutes. Then I added 3 lbs of local raw wildflower honey and 1/2 tsp of yeast nutrient to a 1...
  15. S

    Chocolate mead.

    Hey everyone, so I’m not exactly new to brewing, however I am with meads, I just find it interesting. So I know they may be other threads I believe their called on this subject so if anyone can help me with linking I’d appreciate it. I started making a chocolate strawberry mead thinking it’ll...
  16. S

    Maybe it's too much honey

    I'm making my first batch of mead in a plastic jug with holes poked into the lid and a balloon stretched and taped with holes in the top to be sure it's a good seal, just to give you an idea with what I'm working with. Anyway, I made this fermentation 3 days ago and it's going strong, the jug is...
  17. M

    Using chilli in mead

    Hey everyone, I've new to mead making - got one batch in primary at the moment but I already want to start on a second one. This time I want to try adding some chilli heat without too much of the veggie flavour coming through, so I have a few questions regarding this. 1. Is there any...
  18. T

    How much volume is added from honey?

    Hello! First of all I just want to say that I suck at math. I'd be more than happy if someone would correct any potential faults in my calculations/reasoning. Also, sorry for my bad england. As I said, math isn't my thing and english isn't my first language . So, a little TL;DR for y'all: 1...
  19. M

    What is this?

    Hello everyone! This is my first post on the page as well as second attempt at making mead. In my first, a cakey substance collected at the bottom of my jar, and when it came time to try the mead it has a very bitter taste. I just made a second batch last night around 10, and instructions said...
  20. nicetomeadyou

    General questions from a first time mead maker.

    Hello, lovely to mead everyone. I am a new mead brewer and very very exited. I mixed up my first 30l batch of mead and im going to do another 60l in about 6 months. 1. If i started with a specific gravity of 1.15/1.16 and im using 18% mead yeast, do you think the end result will be dry or semi...
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