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Posted in thread: What can I reasonably expect? on 03-14-2012 at 08:28 PM
I think you are headed in the right direction especially if you give this a at least 3 years.
Local honey, possibly blueberry... I would pick up another 5 lbs or so along with some
blueberries and mak...
Posted in thread: What can I reasonably expect? on 03-14-2012 at 07:09 PM
Hi, I new to the forum but have lots of experience with meads. First oh my that is a large
selection of spices and this may take the mead some time to incorporate them all so please be
patient. What k...
Posted in thread: WineMakingTalk Merges with FineVineWines Forum on 03-14-2012 at 06:27 PM
Wow, I go for a short bike ride, do some gardening, come in to relax and find out I've been
sold. Will miss the old site but happy to be here. Does this mean I should open a bottle of
bubbly to celebr...
Posted in thread: Mead on 03-11-2012 at 06:49 PM
This is where I tend to get into trouble with lots of wine makers... But here is the deal -Mead
is pretty resilient stuff and believe it or not lots of mead makers will let the mead sit in a
Posted in thread: A month of tastings on 02-28-2012 at 08:28 PM
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Posted in thread: Mead on 02-28-2012 at 10:20 AM
Sounds good, I would zest and juice the oranges to add to the secondary and trash the shell of
the orange, no need for the pith. Also adding the juice of a lemon will help firm up the mouth
feel, or y...
Posted in thread: Mead on 02-27-2012 at 10:33 AM
Sounds like it could be a winner, but go light on the cinnamon. You'll want to treat it, and
all spices, like oak - you can always add more but you can't take it out ..........Speaking of
oak some lig...
Posted in thread: Mead on 02-26-2012 at 05:15 PM
You can use it or 2 other excellent choices are 71B and D47. Get a nice starter going to help
the yeast out. Look for Orange Blossom Honey if you can find it, Wildflower is good but
sometimes can take...
Posted in thread: Mead on 02-25-2012 at 11:01 PM
Do you already have the honey? You are looking at about 3-4 lbs. of honey per gallon - please
use really good honey and your hydrometer to get it to the level you want. I highly recommend
using a clea...
Posted in thread: Broken Cork Screws on 02-25-2012 at 12:49 PM
I think there was another thread similar to this a long while ago filled with stories of
destroyed openers while folks were trying to open bottles of wine. Someone had mentioned an
electric wine cork ...