Monthly Archive: November 2010

Nov 14

Ruby Hooker Mead- Batch 38

Oooh, yeah!  Got my hands on 18 lbs of honey and 10lbs of raspberries.  What to do with them?  Why, make mead, of course! The recipe is really simple.  Add honey to 1 gallon of water, boil for 15 minutes while skimming off the white proteins that float to the surface. After 15 minutes kill …

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Nov 07

Rob’s Belgian Dubbel- Batch 37 bottled

Yesterday my boss Rob and I bottled up our 10 gallons of Belgian Dubbel.  Final gravity came out to 1.018.  Doing the math we have 1.086-1.018=.068 x 105= 7.14 x 1.25= 8.9% alcohol by volume.  8.9%!!!  That’s the highest alcohol by volume for any beer I’ve done, not counting my mead. Tasting it I knew …

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