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  1. tradowsk replied to the thread Water in mead.

    My next endeavor will be a bochet, but after that, I think I may try this experiment one a plain traditional mead with generic spring...

    Apr 18, 2019 at 9:44 PM
  2. tradowsk liked BernardSmith's post in the thread Water in mead.

    I tend to be a contrarian. Looks like a number of folk on this forum are very quick to argue that water profile makes no significant...

    Apr 18, 2019 at 9:42 PM
  3. tradowsk replied to the thread Mead making questions..

    That's what makes meadmaking fun! So many options to play with

    Apr 18, 2019 at 3:03 AM
  4. tradowsk replied to the thread Mead making questions..

    If you have to use a half packet for whatever reason, I would make a starter with warm water, GoFerm, and sugar/honey and let that sit...

    Apr 18, 2019 at 1:18 AM
  5. tradowsk replied to the thread Good starting SG for cranberry wine?.

    Honestly, it's what my LHBS guy told me to use when I first started out. Haven't really used much of it as I'm typically lowering the pH...

    Apr 17, 2019 at 4:16 AM
  6. tradowsk replied to the thread IKEA Elderflower Wine.

    Bottled this in September 2018 and cracked open a bottle over the weekend, and wow was I surprised! It tasted nothing like elderflower,...

    Apr 17, 2019 at 2:04 AM
  7. tradowsk replied to the thread Blending types of wine.

    I also would suggest the second approach. I haven't done too much blending, but whatever blend ratio you decide on, I would make a...

    Apr 17, 2019 at 1:55 AM
  8. tradowsk replied to the thread Good starting SG for cranberry wine?.

    My view is that if you need drastic changes in pH/TA, do it before fermentation. After fermentation and bulk aging (and backsweetening),...

    Apr 17, 2019 at 1:48 AM