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Oskaar
04-08-2007, 01:27 AM
So what did you learn here on gotmead.com or elsewhere that has improved your meadmaking over the last year.

Share what you found to be the three top things you learned to do, or applied or figured out on your own over the course of the past year that have improved your mead making.

Did you learn them here or from another source?

Cheers,

Oskaar

The Honey Farmer
04-08-2007, 10:02 AM
1. Learned to make a good melomel. imho.

2. Learned to match the yeast to the honey. imho

3. Finally took Oskaar's advice and started to perfect my traditional meads.

A BIG thank you to Vicky, Oskaar, David Baldwin and everybody else on Got Mead.


Bee cool, Dennis 8)

GrantLee63
04-08-2007, 04:31 PM
I've learned everything I know about making good mead HERE. Over the course of past year the 3 most important things I've learned are:

1) The importance of Quality Ingredients
2) Varietal Honey types do indeed make a difference
3) Everything about yeast, yeast nutrients, and fermentation kinetics

Of course I've learned a lot more, but these are the most important to me with the exception of patience, which I have to learn on my own.

ucflumberjack
04-08-2007, 05:31 PM
like GrantLee i learned everything i know here, so the list could be as vast as the entire content of this forum....I guess ill try to come up with something uniquie to my experiences with mead so far....

1) Do your research about each of the ingredients that your considering using in your mead.
2) Oxygenate and dose with nutrients per manufacturers directions.
3) Dont be afraid to call honey suppliers and ask them questions, dont make assuptions.

akueck
04-08-2007, 06:49 PM
I, too, have learned everything here. Top three have to be:
1) make mead.
2) drink mead.
3) lather, rinse, repeat.

;D

Just had some melomel last night; it was amazingly good. :cheers:

Angus
04-09-2007, 08:02 AM
1. Proper nutrient dosage and schedule during the first 72 hours.
2. The importance of planning the batch carefully before mixing, matching the quantity of honey to the yeast to achieve the goal ABV.
3. That Fermaid K and Go-Ferm really are the greatest nutrients out there.

Angus

sandman
04-09-2007, 09:34 AM
1. sanitize

2. Sanitize

3. SANITIZE

Oh, and what they all said too. ;)
:cheers:
Rob

David Baldwin
04-10-2007, 04:48 PM
The most important things I've learned as a result of my time spent in this amazing community of mead entheusiasts.

In reverse order.


#3. Bees have a pointy end - avoid it if at all possible.


#2. Take accurate measurements/readings and keep detailed records.


#1. Patience Grashopper! Mead + Time + Oak = Unexpected Awards!

Chimerix
04-11-2007, 12:08 AM
it hasn't been a full year, but...

1. Oskaar knows all
2. What Oskaar doesn't, someone here does
3. Leave it the hell alone!