Last Activity:05-23-2011 11:44 AM
Posted in thread: mead bubbling up! on 05-23-2011 at 11:40 AM
agree with fatbloke...the more honey you use, the longer it'll have to age and mellow out.not a
bad thing, but its a key reason most wine isn't over 12% ABV...it just starts losing flavor
when the alc...
Posted in thread: Apfelwein on 05-23-2011 at 11:37 AM
You def need to let this age at least a year. This. Apfelwein (and Ed's recipe for it) does
state it needs at least 6 months aging.I too was kind of underwhelmed by it, and so it sat for
many many mon...
Posted in thread: Natonal Homebrewers Day on 05-19-2011 at 11:11 AM
I C how much WINE you made, now how much BEER have you made?I don't post my beer tally here,
since its a wine forum lol :)
Posted in thread: help with my first beer brew on 05-19-2011 at 11:10 AM
Just backing up Wade...secondary can be used, but skipping it does not mean 'cloudy beer'.Go a
solid 3 weeks, even 4, in primary, and CAREFULLY rack it for bottling. Reckless racking is
usually what r...
Posted in thread: mead bubbling up! on 05-19-2011 at 11:04 AM
What's the recipe?Some yeasts like to foam/krausen.It could be the honey, if its more 'raw'
than you've used in the past, there's more proteins in it.If you added any spices or other
flavorings, same ...
Posted in thread: Beer primary question on 05-12-2011 at 01:29 PM
I've done several batches of wine and in the primary I've always left the lid on the bucket
very loose and stirred daily. Off topic, but I've made several batches of wine, and always snap
the lid down...
Posted in thread: help with my first beer brew on 05-12-2011 at 01:25 PM
brewer's best may not ship with the 'best yeast' for the kit...I've had many that only had
Munton's yeast inside which is as generic as you can get.depending on what the style is I
sometimes upgrade t...
Posted in thread: zero water on 05-12-2011 at 01:14 PM
I did some reading on the zero water pitcher for coffee brewing water.It takes over 3 hours for
the water to drip from top to bottom. It is indeed a tiny RO system that's really slow.
Posted in thread: sanitize on 04-26-2011 at 01:52 PM
I know that Starsan does not always require being rinsed off, I do it anyway. Same for Kmeta; I
always rinse it away.This de-sanitizes your equipment bud. If its no-rinse, its NO RINSE.Tap
Posted in thread: how long does open bottle last? on 04-26-2011 at 01:32 PM
That sound interesting. Can you elaborate?I'm curious too, as I had a fairly old mead that,
when tasted by the club, a few people noted oxidized flavors.But it was 11 years old, and never