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    How to Make Mead - Demo Day - SATURDAY MARCH, 20 Time: 10:00 AM

    Thanks again Ron this information is very helpful.
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    How to Make Mead - Demo Day - SATURDAY MARCH, 20 Time: 10:00 AM

    So i Googled and found honey is 35 ppp so divided by 5 gallons = 7 points added per pound. I'm not looking for a super sweet mead so I will probably add about a pound after I stabilize the mead. Can I just rack off say a gallon of finished mead into my secondary carboy and dissolve the honey...
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    How to Make Mead - Demo Day - SATURDAY MARCH, 20 Time: 10:00 AM

    Hi Frank. Thank you. So another question to raise gravity how much honey to add say 10 points to 5 gallons.
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    How to Make Mead - Demo Day - SATURDAY MARCH, 20 Time: 10:00 AM

    Hi Ron. I am measuring a PH of about 3 FG 0.995 taste is very dry. 8.1% I have 5 gallons of mead. I have K meta in the powder form. Another question after adding Kmeta and stabilizing in primary let that sit for a day or two can I rack onto some honey to back sweeten without stirring?
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    How to Make Mead - Demo Day - SATURDAY MARCH, 20 Time: 10:00 AM

    Hi Ron. First I would like to say thank you for answering all of our questions. This will become a great resource for meadmaking. The ABV is at 8.1% I will check the PH in a little while. I have a 5 gallon carboy and a 3 gallon carboy. I need to have very little headspace is the idea, right...
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    How to Make Mead - Demo Day - SATURDAY MARCH, 20 Time: 10:00 AM

    My session mead is now probably done fermenting. Gravity is below 1.000 I bottomed out my test jar around .999. I guess I need a bigger test jar. Assuming this is done. Does this mean it's time to rack into a smaller vessel? I made 5 gallons and was looking to split this into a couple...
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    3rd Annual Garden State Homebrew Competition

    So how many entered from our club? I entered two beers.
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    3rd Annual Garden State Homebrew Competition

    So how do they figure out homebrew club of the year?
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    ONE & DONE? A VIRTUAL HOMEBREW COMP

    I will have two entries. @Brian Pylant are you doing pickups at PHO?
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    3rd Annual Garden State Homebrew Competition

    I entered 2 Beers hoping to bottle this week. I'm working on borrowing a bench capper. Also entering the same two beers in One and Done.
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    How to Make Mead - Demo Day - SATURDAY MARCH, 20 Time: 10:00 AM

    So I jumped in and made 5 gallons of session mead. 1.058 used 7.9# of honey and topped up to 5 gallons. I didn't add anything I figured I will split it up and add fruit and stuff later. I used Beersmith 3 to build the recipe. It was pretty easy and on the yeast starter tab you can Choose...
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    How to Make Mead - Demo Day - SATURDAY MARCH, 20 Time: 10:00 AM

    @jimfish at Philly Homebrew was very helpful with this for me. I got a couple 2 gallon buckets a de-gasser for the drill, Fermaid - O nutrient, GoFerm and D-47 yeast. Here is the calculator he pointed me to https://georgiamead.com/tools/mead-nutrient-addition-calculator which seems to be very...
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    3rd Annual Garden State Homebrew Competition

    https://www.gshomebrewcomp.com/
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    Jockey Box Cleaning

    Yes mine is like 600 GPH similar to this but older model. I bought it many years ago and it just keeps going even submersed in PBW or beer line cleaner. Also I typically do 4 taps not sure how many more I could daisy chain...
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