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    Re: Fermenting temperature

    Good advice!
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    Re: Fermenting temperature

    That kit should come with ec 1118, and it ferments well between 54 - 85 degrees. That temp range 72 - 75 is the recommended range but you will be fine as long as you stay between 54 and 85. If you...
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    Re: Mead greenhorn

    Nice!! It's hard to mess up JAOM! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    I am not going to try and defy you on the age for brewing. I have seen no federal law for such just figured the consumption law applied to production as well. Yes, this is the WWW and the world has...
  5. Re: 3rd week of my first mead/ here are my gravity readings so far.

    Yes, yes it is!! Anyone know where I can get some bulk Maple syrup for reasonable??
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    Are you serious??

    1. Life is full of risk.

    2. Without risk there is little success.

    3. You must be 21 to produce and consume alcohol and at that age you should be smart enough not to do...
  7. Re: 3rd week of my first mead/ here are my gravity readings so far.

    LOL.... yeah, easy peasy:D I prefer to use a vinometer and here is a link with a good description on how to use it ...
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    If someone does that they deserve the consequences! Everything I do, I research it thoroughly before attempting it! With that said, I am not afraid of bottle bombs, have had much worse while...
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    Re: Noob, first mead

    Maybe ;)
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    Re: Noob, first mead

    WOW..... you are actually apologizing??? Then I to apologize and accept yours! You are right we should have discussed this via PM and saved a lot of grief! No there is not to much water under the...
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    It's a practice still conducted today in Finland for the celebration of Vappu! The process is not intended for aging, it is intended for consumption within days of production. Cold crashing is more...
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    Re: Noob, first mead

    To late for entries, but you should know that..... if you were not so busy trying to talk down at me we could possibly be friends.... you are just like some wine snobs that I know..... full of...
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    That which I described is the technique used for many many years in Finland! You can call it what ever you want, makes no difference to me!
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    Re: Noob, first mead

    1. I never said sugar or DAP would restart a stalled ferment, you came up with that all on your own! And I'm sure you will try to find something I said that can be construed as such.....

    2. The...
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    Re: Noob, first mead

    A doctorate of what??? ...... look out schools in session :thumbsup: :lpf:
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    Re: Noob, first mead

    LOL..... what I said just flew over the Cuckoo's nest didn't it..... :lpf:
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    Re: Things I've learned in 2 months

    One of the most important things I learned years ago was to sanitize very well! One of my first batches of beer, an Irish Red, was downright terrible due to contamination...... had to pour it out!...
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    I have been using ec 1118 for my sima experiments. The traditional recipe calls for bread yeast but I have A LOT of ec 1118 on hand so I use it. It also calls for only 12 hours of fermentation then...
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    I actually did not experiment much and used Lalvin yeast exclusively for many years. I made good meads that many have enjoyed but the last few years I have been digging pretty deep into mead trying...
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    This I can relate to and I agree!
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    I agree, has to be sweet though I have read about dry sack meads. I cant even imagine that but hey someone apparently has tried it. I have read some of what you quoted, the Digbie stuff was...
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    LOL.... in all of that drivel you still failed to show where you get your facts! You say I claimed a SG of 1.250....... LOL...... more made up stuff from you... as I never said that! I did say 1.175...
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    Re: Noob, first mead

    Nutrients are ingredients that nourish! When you cook your own food you use ingredients that nourish the body ..... yes? The stimulation you refer to is nourishment because reproduction cannot take...
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    Yes, he and I disagree... I am not trying to bash him or anyone but he says things and has no reference backing it. I at least include links and reference to what I am saying. It is for the...
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    Re: Alcohol Tolerance?

    This is not the definition of a Sacked mead, this is just made up and misinformation! I would like to see the source that is being quoted here because I have never read it. Everything I have read...
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