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    Re: Yup, messed up again...

    Yea, I hear you. Yeast Hulls are a good option, though - they are all-natural and will help your stuck fermentation. That and the pH.

    Good Luck!
  2. Thread: Racking

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    Re: Racking

    Yes, "legally" you cannot ship wine via USPS. ;)

    I'm not sure if UPS will ship wine from non-commercial shippers, but it is worth asking...

    Sounds like a great recipe! I've got a blackberry...
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    Re: Yup, messed up again...

    I misspoke (or miss-typed). Yeast nutrient is usually a form of phosphate that delivers nitrogen to the yeast cells, increasing their hardiness, energy and longivity - basically making them better...
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    Re: Yup, messed up again...

    Well, "yeast nutrient" is basically a combination of dried yeast cells and hulls, nothing synthetic or nasty. Same can be said about most "yeast energizers" out there. I don't use DAP or...
  5. Re: Hello from Whidbey Island, Washington

    Thanks for the welcome! Yea, I hope to be keeping my own bees this season, or next if it doesn't work out this season. I can't wait to make mead from my own hives - I am especially excited for making...
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    Re: Yup, messed up again...

    If it's not the temperature, it might be the pH. Fermentation will lower your pH and you might need to add some base (calcium carbonate) to up the pH. Mead can be low-pH in general. You can pick up...
  7. Thread: Racking

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    Cool. Sounds like a fun project. What type of honey did you use? Do you mind sharing your recipe - I'm always interested in the recipes! :)

    Yea, I would forget you have it there for a while, come...
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    Re: Racking

    Vance,

    Mead is definitely a lesson in patience. My biggest (and hardest) learning experience with mead is to let is be! Far to often I have done more harm than good by fiddling with it. You should...
  9. Hello from Whidbey Island, Washington

    Hey there folks,

    I'm a new transplant to Whidbey Island, Washington (from Seattle, not a long journey, really). I've just discovered this forum through a local beekeeping club member and I'm...
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