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    Hey gang,

    Just curious which additives you all keep handy in your meadery. Looking to gain some insight on what each feels is a necessity?

    Right now I have - GoFerm, FermaidK, Potassium Sorbate, Calcium carbonate, Potassium Metabisulfite, Bentonite, Sparkolloid, Iodophor, Glycerine and Pectic Enzyme on hand.


    Yarmur

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    Epsom salts, marmite, b12, k meta, k sorbate, iodophor, star san, vodka, foil, stretch wrap, k wipes, bleach wipes, spices (Penzy's is a wonderful thing)DAP, Go-Ferm, Dynastart, tannin. The stuff I use the most is iodophor, vodka, foil, stretch wrap and bleach wipes.

    Oskaar
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    Default Re: What do you keep on hand?

    DAP, Tannic acid, acid blend, Sodium-BiMeta, Boiling water, Pectic Enzyme, spices, oak chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskaar
    Epsom salts, marmite, b12, k meta, k sorbate, iodophor, star san, vodka, foil, stretch wrap, k wipes, bleach wipes, spices (Penzy's is a wonderful thing)DAP, Go-Ferm, Dynastart, tannin. The stuff I use the most is iodophor, vodka, foil, stretch wrap and bleach wipes.
    You forgot Redheads.

    Me, just the basics...

    A variety of Lalvin yeasts, DV10, D21, D254, D47, GRE, QA23, RHST
    GoFerm
    Fermaid K
    DAP
    Tannin Galalcool
    Vodka
    Star San
    Bleach
    BLC Beer Line Cleaner

    Dr Pepper and 100 proof Southern Comfort (Southern Doctor)... for my Caffeine fueled brew sessions.

    Cheers,
    Wrathwilde

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    Acids: Malic, Citric, Tartaric
    Cleaners: hand dish soap, bleach, Sani-brew, ProxyKleen
    Calcium Carbonate
    Sodium Metabisulphite, Potassium Metabisulphite.
    K Sorbate
    Yeast Nutrient
    Yeast Energizer
    Grape Tannin
    Oak staves
    PH test strips
    K1V-1116, D47, RC-212, 71B-1122,
    Vodka
    Paper Towels
    15# tank C02




    David Baldwin
    Michigan Meadery LLC

    www.michiganmeadery.com

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    Default Re: What do you keep on hand?

    Thanks to the wonders of mail order, I have a lot of the same. One thing to add: percarbonate. Handy dandy cleaner for stuck-on gunk. Also removes labels from bottles after a few minutes of soaking.
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    I see several posts with vodka. Is that for the airlock or something else?

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    Well that depends on the brewer and what they are doing. If filling up an airlock with sanitary germ killing solution, then yes. If Oskaar with a redhead or Wrathwilde with a black leather clad mistress, then it is used for lubrication

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    Default Re: What do you keep on hand?

    It's also a good disinfectant to use in a spray bottle so you can sanitize your racking canes on the outsite, lees stirrers, etc.

    Plus, it makes a pretty good underarm deoderant too! LOL

    Cheers,

    Oskaar

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