BVC - Re: BVC: Meade instructions for beginners (fwd
Chuck_CTR_Graves at mmacmail.jccbi.gov
Wed Feb 9 13:00:57 PST 2000
> Wouldn't we all? ;> I'm about to try an experiment with using stevia >to
sweeten with only enough sugar source for 8% alcohol. The real >question is
whether the stevia will impart too much flavor. I don't think >it would work
for meads though. You could (blech!) add only enough honey >to get to your
desired alcohol level, add sulfites, and then add more >honey later. If I have
my chemicals right, the sulfites should inhibit >further fermentation.
Chemistry...alchemy...not much difference. Blech! is right.
I had a friend that once made up a quaint little contraption. It was a circular
set of straight UV tubes large enough to fit over a carboy:
1) Let the must brew to the point you want for taste and alcohol;
2) Slip the tubes over;
3) Illuminate for a couple of days;
4) Sweet, small, clear mead!
I once recommended that for beer...for about 10 seconds...then I realized what I
was suggesting---INSTA-SKUNK beer.
But it worked great for mead.
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