The Great Java Mead Experiment

Here’s our disclaimer; This is all Eric Newqist’s fault. Just kidding, we had the pleasure of having Eric Newquist on the show a few weeks back to talk  about his coffee mead. So taking from what we learned from him, JD and Bob, both who are absolute coffeeholics (we’re talking

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JD Picks Up A Second Fermenter

I ordered another stainless steel fermenter from SS Brewing Technologies this week and it should arrive in a few days. SS Brewing Technologies has what I have found to be the least expensive stainless steel fermenters on the market. They are high quality, and if you take care of them, will

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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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