Mead Lover's Digest #97 Sun 14 March 1993
Forum for Discussion of Mead Brewing and Consuming
John Dilley, Digest Coordinator
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 93 04:41:56 EST
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gregory Owen)
Subject: A few beginner questions
Hi there, meaders!
I would like to try homebrewing, both mead and beer, but mead first.
I would like to ask you all for some advice on setting up:
- The brew-supply catalog I have lists a "five gallon beer brewing
kit" with a 10 gallon primary fermenter, 5 gallon glass fermenter,
lock, syphon and blowby, hydrometer, and assorted ingredients. The
recipe I plan to follow for mead asks for 2-5 gallon carboys (from
the wassail book, by Gayre and Papazian). I assume the 10 gallon
is one of those white plastic buckets. Is this acceptable? Can I
use the plastic bucket for the first stage, and the carboy for the
second? vice versa?
- Will the beer ingredients (can of malt, dried malt, water salt,
hops and yeasts) stay well? i.e., can I take a few months to make
mead and still have the stuff be good? I'm assuming so, but am not
- Will an ordinary cooking thermometer, like the one used for making
I appreciate any help you can give me.
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