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  1. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann lake SUCKS bigtime

    Why does what I am doing with these packages matter as to weather The supplier is acting professionally? The title was appropriate for the thread. I did not post to discuss the study, I posted to...
  2. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann lake SUCKS bigtime

    Yes I do sell Packages and nucs and no I do not deliver. However, if I sell one and they are not what I represent them to be I will bring a replacement to the customer, I will go through their hive...
  3. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann lake SUCKS bigtime

    Not that it is any of your business, But, we are doing a study with saskatraz bees, and Olivarez Honey bee is a large supplier, They sell through Mann Lake. No I realize we could have ordered Queens...
  4. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann lake SUCKS bigtime

    Look They sold a package and represented said package as having a BRED Queen. IT did not! They could have solved the problem By putting one of the extra queens supplied by the package grower in a...
  5. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann lake SUCKS bigtime

    Max2 A ford F350 diesel. But it is geared to pull our 30 foot trailer when fully loaded. And it is the only vehicle I have insured for employees to drive. the hourly rate would be much higher if I...
  6. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann lake SUCKS bigtime

    No I picked up Numerous packages. All they would have had to ship was a queen. Now let me add, several of the packages went to my customers, and of them 3 others had queen problems. However I was the...
  7. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Mann Lake

    I ordered several packages from Mann Lake earlier this year, After releasing the queen I left the bees alone for 3 weeks so as to allow the queen to settle in and get the hive started. On the 3 week...
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    Re: Long term Mead Aging

    Long term aging of mead leads to a very mellow mead. It can really bring out the honey's profile. However we must remember that Oxygen is not our friend when making mead. Oxidation can literally...
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    Re: Stalled Fermentation?

    JW sorry I lost track of the post. I don't come to beesource much anymore. Yeast can be funny excessive sugar, alcohol presence O2 depletion can all add to a stalled ferment. On can never be truly...
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    Re: Another First Mead Batch

    GRRRRR I hate you tube, with it,s half baked experts showing half fast techniques they either do not properly explain or possibly even understand themselves. Rant over!
    Now let me see if I can...
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    Re: Stalled Fermentation?

    Too Much sugar for the chosen yeast can surely stifle the ferment. D47 has a ABV potential of 14% with moderate fluctuation. Starting SG for this yeast to finish to dryness should be 1.095 I would...
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    Re: First Mead Batch

    I feel the same way about my meads. Flavor profile always trumps alcohol content. Or anything else for that matter I like a mead that displays a nice flavor throughout, and then Brings a warming to...
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    Re: First Mead Batch

    I would not think the water would impact ABV too much as I don't thing you accounted for sugars within the fruit. So it probably will be an even swap! Let us know how it does.
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    Re: First Mead Batch

    The 1.100 Sg will give you a potential ABV of 14.86. Well within the alcohol tolerance of the K1 V1116. I would expect this must to finish to dryness. I don't know what Jug you are using but...
  15. Re: Questions on back sweetening, clearing and bottling

    Clearing time will depend on the honey. Finning agents may help but not always. When adding Sugars to back sweeten I always add 1/2 tsp Potassium sorbate per gallon to prevent a restart of...
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    Re: First Mead Batch

    Any fruit wine where whole fruit is used will Benefit from Pectic Enzyme. It helps break down the fruit. and digests the pectin to aid in clearing.
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    Re: First Mead Batch

    Without knowing the starting SG one cannot determine where the mead will end up. 3 pounds of honey seems like just a little bit much for D-47 yeast which has a alcohol tolerance of 14% with medium...
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    Re: First Mead Batch

    Marbles are fine! I simply use distilled water. But I calculate alcohol and body depletion by doing so, before fermentation and make the necessary adjustments.
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    Re: First Mead Batch

    A sac, Or sacing a mead is a technique used to induce the yeast to continue working beyond the alcohol tolerances of the yeast. The process id done by stepping in additional sugars (honey) and or...
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    Re: Capping wax mead

    :thumbsup: Nothing of real quality comes without time! Especially a mead. A good mead at one year will be great at 2 and superb at 3. Especially if the proper cork is used.
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    Re: First Mead Batch

    How long has it been at 1.000? With that starting SG, I would expect it to finish somewhere around 0.995. However, 1.105 has a alcohol potential of 15.60% 71B has an alcohol tolerance of 14% with...
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    Re: Capping wax mead

    He aid he used Lalvin EC-118 and D-47 years, the pollen simply adds to the body during ferment and subsequent aging!
  23. Thread: cappings

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    Re: cappings

    1.120 SG has a potential alcohol of 18.19% depending on your yeast selection you may not get it to ferment to dryness. This will be a rather stout mead if it goes to dryness. You will also need to...
  24. Thread: Golden rod ?

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    Re: Golden rod ?

    ENJ I will provide the equipment if you will provide the but to sit on it. I have just over 700 acres that need a lot of eradication. when can you do it? :lpf:
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    Re: Sam's Club Honey

    I have a good friend who is in the accounting department of a Sam's Club, she tells me all the time of items that are a national promotion and being sold well below what Sam's paid for them. Not...
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