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Questions for GotMead Radio Show

  • NOTE:

    If your question for Oskaar is about a recipe, please make sure you give us the following information in this order from your notes (you took notes, right?):

    • Recipe Name, batch size, date started and temperature/humidity
    • Recipe ingredients (honey, juice, fruit, spice, water, etc)
      • Ingredient, qty (gm, oz, gal, lbs, lg can(15 oz), whole, chopped, minced, crushed, etc.
      • Ingredient, qty (gm, oz, gal, lbs, lg can(15 oz), whole, chopped, minced, crushed, etc.
      • Ingredient, qty (gm, oz, gal, lbs, lg can(15 oz), whole, chopped, minced, crushed, etc.
    • Yeast -
      • Yeast name, qty (gm, please use grams, packet, sachet, baggie are not helpful)
      • Rehydration process (ml H2O used, temp, amt Go-Ferm used)
      • Atemeration process followed (if any)
    • Process followed to make must (how you mixed it, what temperature it was, pH, starting Brix/SG)
    • Adjustments - All additions (acid, buffer, nutrient, tannin, etc., and qty, (gm, gal, oz, etc.)
    • Treatments - All treatments (oak,clarifiers, post fermentation protocols, and qty (gm, oz, etc)
    • Batch notes - EVERYTHING with dates please: All your readings, pH, Brix/SG, temp, aroma, flavor, etc.)
    • Summary of problems, issues, questions and thoughts

    PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL OF YOUR NOTES - We weren't there so you have to be our eyes and ears, we want it all in gory detail!

4 Comments

  1. Paul Johnson

    The question portion wasn’t working so I posted here

    I know you briefly talked about Tej last week. I had a very successful batch of wild ferment Tej but it took a year age. I also had a great success with wild cider from Apple skins. Curious, have you had any successful wild fermentation with other ingredients? If so, what?

    I still have a sample of wild yeast in my freezer yeast bank.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hey Paul! Sorry about that, I’ll fix the form.

      I don’t really use wild yeasts, there is too much around here that could crash a mead, and honey is too pricey to take that chance, at least on my honey budget! I’d suggest hitting the forums, and ask around. I expect there are quite a few folks who’ve used wild yeasts there.

      Reply
    • Vicky Rowe

      Hey Shawn! I missed this one, sorry. I think that we, worldwide, need to pay more attention to the bees and their environment and should be working towards ensuring that they will survive and thrive, for all of us.

      Glad you like the show! We have honey folks coming on in November, come have a listen!

      Reply

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