DIY Carboy Cooling System

My first Rube Goldberg project consisted of putting a cooling system together using a digital controller and an ice chest. Basically, it consists of a 48 qt Coleman ice chest with a submersible fountain pump that pumps cold water through copper tubing wound around my glass carboys. I used about

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Restarting A Stuck Fermentation

We talked briefly during the show on episode 2 about stuck fermentations and what to do about it. Chris mentioned that Lallemand’s website  has a procedure for restarting a stuck fermentation in PDF form. you can find it here. There are four key points to restating your stuck mead, the

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Dry Hibiscus/Chamomile Metheglyn

Thanks to Jeff Shouse for his 3rd place medal winning recipe at the Mazer Cup this year! This finished dry nearly by accident, we were going for the dry side of semisweet.  Flavors of hibiscus and chamomile make good mead separately, but we’ve discovered these flavors play really nicely together,

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Basic Sweet Mead Recipe

This is a sweet mead that the boys will be sharing on an upcoming episode of The Mead House. A very easy to make recipe if the proper methods and protocols are followed. You can hear JD, Bob, Aaron and Jeff talk about putting this recipe together on Tuesday night

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