Eiríkr Útlendi
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My mead has no alcohol, but a lot of sediment
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For any brew, if you think it might be stuck, watch the must, and watch the airlock. If you see any sign of bubbles rising, there's a chance that things are still plugging along. That said, CO2 can ...

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Why didn't my ABV reach the yeast's limits?
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The basics It's possible that your must / early mead simply doesn't have enough nutrients for the yeast to continue going gangbusters. When I say "nutrients" here, that includes more than just the ...

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Why has the Specific Gravity to Potential Alcohol conversions changed?
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I was curious and poked around a little bit. I remembered reading that hydrometers were previously calibrated at 60°F, whereas nowadays they tend to be calibrated at 68°F. Brewer's Friend describes ...

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How does one apply nutrient to a mead brew
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As a counterpoint, I've done mead batches with zero nutrients, and batches with different levels of nutrients, with success each time. So far I've only used diammonium phosphate (DAP) and Wyeast ...

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How do you feel about Swing Top wine bottles?
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FWIW, I made a batch of blackberry blossom mead years ago that took FOREVER to finish fermenting, and after it had been apparently stable for some time, I wound up getting impatient and bottling it ...

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Does Dark Cherry Wine from Pure Juice always produce this much lees and how do you handle it?
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I've made mead and cherry melomel (mead with cherry juice and/or pulp in the fermentation). The melomel does indeed leave behind a lot of lees, as you note -- I suspect that the chemical changes ...

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Do I need an anti-microbial additive in my plum brandy mash?
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According to this fellow's site, just throw the plums in a bucket and wait, agitate after a month to shake out the pits, wait a bit more, then run the plum wine through your still. https://slivovice....

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How to disassemble a Krome Dispense beer tower?
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I don't have any direct knowledge, but you might find something useful by perusing the product list: http://kromedispense.com/KromeDispense.pdf For instance, page 61 has pictures of a few different ...

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Batch Management - How do you manage your batches for container volume?
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A couple years ago, I was experimenting with a melomel recipe and got two small 3-gallon plastic fermenters. After the initial fermentation was done, I racked those into 1-gallon glass jugs that I'd ...

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Can I use oxygen tablets or liquid oxygen to oxygenate my water for yeast fermentation in mead?
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The basics: just mix it up. I've made a few 5-gallon batches of mead, 30-some by this point. When mixing together my must at the start of a batch, I used to use just a big steel spoon to stir the ...

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How will I calculate ABV if I had to add honey in the middle of a stuck fermentation?
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Late to the thread, but I did recently find The Mead Calculator thanks to a post on this other thread. The Mead Calculator allows you to plug in up to four different sugar additions, including for ...

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Doubling a mead recipe
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For what it's worth, almost all of my batches have been around 5 gallons, and I use two packets of dry yeast, usually a Lalvin variety. I've made a couple 3-gallon batches, where I've used one packet ...

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