Brewing/Distilling, Wine making.....
Posted 24 March 2006 - 01:12 AM
I can't wait to start... I was talking to beast before..
He really got me thinkin' about mead.
http://www.gotmead.com (a site beast showed me)
Posted 25 March 2006 - 02:48 PM
I have a yeast that is listed on the mead site.
12 - 15%
how much honey do you use to say....a 5 gallon carboy?
What is flocculation? that's what the High listed above is.
I could actually use bread yeast for this?
Posted 25 March 2006 - 02:54 PM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 03:53 PM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:09 PM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:40 PM
pics are of...
5 gallon glass carboy.
hydrometer and chemicals
closeup of chemicals bought.
also purchased a new packet of "Lalvin ICV D-47" wine yeast.
Guy at the brew shop said this was very popular for mead.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:54 PM
As for the honey to water ratio in a 5 gallon carboy, I'd say one quart per gallon. However, if you want a sweet mead, you'll want to add more, and if you wanta dry mead, less... There's more specifics, I'll post more when I get back, just realized my lunch break is at an end... gtg!
Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:41 PM
1 gallon of honey and 4 gallons of water?
that's approx 12 lbs of honey...correct?
Posted 09 April 2006 - 08:41 PM
Interestingly, flocculation is something you shoot for intentionally when making paper at home. Not to jack, but anybody else out there get off on pulling sheets?
Posted 09 April 2006 - 09:01 PM
Posted 12 April 2006 - 06:42 PM
Posted 12 April 2006 - 07:43 PM
never much cared for it
but different strokes 'n all
Posted 12 April 2006 - 07:59 PM
i want to try again though.
Posted 12 April 2006 - 08:21 PM
Wine making is my true passion. I have been really impressed with all of the kit wines that I have made. I especially like the island oasis green apple reisling. It is good stuff. The alcohol content is only around 7% if made like the kit says but it could be raised by adding a little sugar to the primary fermintation. I have also made great wine from juices. My local vineyard sells juice by the gallon fairly cheap and it makes great wine. The wine kits are just juice concentrate, yeast, stabilizer, and fining agent (isinglass or sparkeloid). The kits are especially great for a beginer because it has detailed directions and all the ingrediants that you need. These kits make great wine for very little cash, usually less than $2.00 per bottle.
One thing I cannot stress enough is that no rinse sanitizer is the greatest labor saving thing you can buy for home brewing. That stuff rocks and it greatly reduces the pain in the but of prepping bottles.
As far as beer is concerned, it is fun to do and I have made some great beers, but I would never consider doing it for a cheap beer, it is a lot of work and it is expensive to make beer. The malt is expensive, the entire process is labor intensive, and when making a 5 or 6 gallon batch you are really only getting around 2 cases. I recently made a beer kit called arrogant bastard. Don't know if anyone has had this beer before, it is fairly popular in my neck of the woods and it sells in 22 oz bottles for like $4.00 a piece. This was worth while and oh so good if you like super hoppy beers. I mean it when I say super hoppy, some people hate and some love it, no real inbetweens on this beer. Well I am done ranting for now, but if anyone wants any info on brewing feel free to pm me or just post. I am more than happy to contribute to somthing I am not a novice at as upposed to just taking the info on mushie cultivation without having the knowlege to give back. Also if anyone needs help with MJ cultivation I am not a novice there either so feel free to ask, allthough hippie can prolly help you out with that one!