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Marshmallow Blue
03-16-2015, 12:04 PM
Hey everyone! As some of you may know, I write the Hive Mind Mead blog linked in my signature. I'd like to let everyone take this wicked quick survey jut to help me:

A: Distribute content better
B: Get feedback on what the community wants to see

It's a huge help, thanks so much again,
Dave

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cmVgP7ekFRkf8y8FeUa-xI5fPcKCDUKmocpd5puSrAo/viewform?usp=send_form

Squatchy
03-16-2015, 05:18 PM
Hi Dave

I'm not trying to be mean but it seems to me you would benefit from spending some time on this site to learn how to make meads that taste good. I looked at 4 of your recipes and none of them are practicing current methods. I see several reasons why your not liking the taste you end up with. If you learned about hydration protocols when starting out your yeats, and then feed it with some nutrients and aerate you'll have a much better end result.

EJM3
03-17-2015, 01:46 PM
Not all good recipes adhere to "current methods", "accepted practices", "mainstream", or even follow a recipe per se. I have read the hivemindmead.com website a few times, found a LOT of great stuff. My practices are not to an exact standard either, but I've made some absolute killer concoctions, that I'll call mead. They had honey and yeast, with a few things tossed in, three never made it to bottling...

Marshmallow Blue
03-17-2015, 04:37 PM
Hi Dave

I'm not trying to be mean but it seems to me you would benefit from spending some time on this site to learn how to make meads that taste good. I looked at 4 of your recipes and none of them are practicing current methods. I see several reasons why your not liking the taste you end up with. If you learned about hydration protocols when starting out your yeats, and then feed it with some nutrients and aerate you'll have a much better end result.

No disrespect, but I disagree with your opinion of my practices. I use nutrient and aerate all my meads (minus the alternative fermentation ones with brett and lactic acid bacteria. Oxygen is a negative in those as I don't like vinegar notes in my mead (brettanomyces in the presence of oxygen produces acetic characteristics), not even my sour ones). I don't post all my mead recipes on Hive-mind. I've had one batch that I didn't like and it had nothing to do with fermentation management.

While re-hydrating dry yeast will help with cell counts and health. I find that fermentation temperature, and nutrients w/ aeration is far above re-hydrating dry yeast.

P.S. I've spent plenty of time on gotmead and homebrewtalk, check my post counts if you don't believe me.

Squatchy
03-17-2015, 06:09 PM
Hi Blue

Like I said I wasn't being dis-respectable either. I had read a few recipes on your site and because you hadn't mentioned the above things I thought you weren't employing them. My bad, my friend :)

Squatchy
03-17-2015, 06:10 PM
Hi Blue

Like I said I wasn't being dis-respectable either. I had read a few recipes on your site and because you hadn't mentioned the above things I thought you weren't employing them. My bad, my friend :)

Marshmallow Blue
03-17-2015, 10:32 PM
Yeah i think i got a little heated before, and thats probobly due to the passion and time i put into this hobby. You actually raised a solid point earlier. I should post about nutrient additions etc post to post in case newer brewers are using it as a guide.