Scott @rogueit

Adventures in home brewing meads and ciders by an IT guy.

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I found this less than impressed cork, as is, in an old wine bottle. Some days I feel like he looks. Pic by @roguegardener #corksofinstagram #vintage #wine #bottle #oldwinebottle #angrycork #winebottle #coolfinds #thingsthatmakemelaugh #cork
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I found this less than impressed cork, as is, in an old wine bottle. Some days I feel like he looks. Pic by @roguegardener #corksofinstagram #vintage #wine #bottle #oldwinebottle #angrycork #winebottle #coolfinds #thingsthatmakemelaugh #cork

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The strawberry mead decided to straighten up and act right. It had been really cloudy until about two weeks ago. So as a reward, I moved it into tertiary. Took a reading and we are right at a gravity of 1.000; down from 1.15. Most of the heat is gone and hopefully the strawberry flavor will come through as it mellows over the next 6 months. #mead #meadporn #strawberrymead #honeywine #homesteading #homebrew #strawberrymeadsth
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The strawberry mead decided to straighten up and act right. It had been really cloudy until about two weeks ago. So as a reward, I moved it into tertiary. Took a reading and we are right at a gravity of 1.000; down from 1.15. Most of the heat is gone and hopefully the strawberry flavor will come through as it mellows over the next 6 months. #mead #meadporn #strawberrymead #honeywine #homesteading #homebrew #strawberrymeadsth

Looking down into a glass of what was left after I racked the pomegranate mead into secondary. That first taste is a bold flavor. Looking forward to letting it mellow out over the next year. #homesteading #homebrew #fermentation #honeywine #mead #pomagranate #pomegranatemead  #pomegranatemeadsth
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Looking down into a glass of what was left after I racked the pomegranate mead into secondary. That first taste is a bold flavor. Looking forward to letting it mellow out over the next year. #homesteading #homebrew #fermentation #honeywine #mead #pomagranate #pomegranatemead #pomegranatemeadsth

Liked the first one so much I got another wide mouthed jar. It gonna make it so much easier to get fruit out of melomels primary without having to drag pieces of fruit through a number 6 hole. #fermentation #homebrew #homesteading
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Liked the first one so much I got another wide mouthed jar. It gonna make it so much easier to get fruit out of melomels primary without having to drag pieces of fruit through a number 6 hole. #fermentation #homebrew #homesteading

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Blood Orange mead started a couple weeks ago. In a new wide mouthed primary container I might add. #mead #meadporn #melomel #roguemead #honeywine #bloodorangemead #orange #bloodorange #homesteading
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Blood Orange mead started a couple weeks ago. In a new wide mouthed primary container I might add. #mead #meadporn #melomel #roguemead #honeywine #bloodorangemead #orange #bloodorange #homesteading

@roguegardener texted me to tell me that one of the JAOMs had blown the cork out. She then told me it looked like we got really lucky. It seems the force of the blast had kicked the bottle out the back of the rack and up against the wall, holding the bottle at an angle. I had to clean up the blast splatter but only really lost about a cup out of the bottle. Felt lucky, here is what was left in the bottle. #luckymead #lockupthemead #keepmeadinthebasement #mead #honeywine #jaom #ithoughtthatyeastwasdead
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@roguegardener texted me to tell me that one of the JAOMs had blown the cork out. She then told me it looked like we got really lucky. It seems the force of the blast had kicked the bottle out the back of the rack and up against the wall, holding the bottle at an angle. I had to clean up the blast splatter but only really lost about a cup out of the bottle. Felt lucky, here is what was left in the bottle. #luckymead #lockupthemead #keepmeadinthebasement #mead #honeywine #jaom #ithoughtthatyeastwasdead

34 bottles found within a 2 block radius of the house, some right beside trashcans. And we didn't hit every street. Just on our normal dog walk.  #louisville #louisvilleky #igersoflouisville #fireball #fireballwhiskey #trashisfortossers #why
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34 bottles found within a 2 block radius of the house, some right beside trashcans. And we didn't hit every street. Just on our normal dog walk. #louisville #louisvilleky #igersoflouisville #fireball #fireballwhiskey #trashisfortossers #why

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Bottled some raspberry basil mead this week. Really happy with the way it turned out. I'm thinking this is a great candidate for my first 5 gallon batch. #mead #meadporn #honeywine #melomel #raspberrymead #raspberrymeade #raspberrybasil #raspberrybasilmead #homebrew #bottling
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Bottled some raspberry basil mead this week. Really happy with the way it turned out. I'm thinking this is a great candidate for my first 5 gallon batch. #mead #meadporn #honeywine #melomel #raspberrymead #raspberrymeade #raspberrybasil #raspberrybasilmead #homebrew #bottling

Alright guys, on your advice and the advice of my homebrew guy at @brewgrasshomebrew, I bought some campden tabs. I dissolved one in some water and added it to my raspberry mead. How long should I wait before I bottle?  TIA😀 #raspberrymead #raspberrybasilmead #melomel #fermentation #fermented #campden #bottling #metheglin
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Alright guys, on your advice and the advice of my homebrew guy at @brewgrasshomebrew, I bought some campden tabs. I dissolved one in some water and added it to my raspberry mead. How long should I wait before I bottle? TIA😀 #raspberrymead #raspberrybasilmead #melomel #fermentation #fermented #campden #bottling #metheglin

Getting ready to bottle my raspberry basil mead but it's still fermenting. I was going to cold crash it cause it's cold outside. Can I just leave it outside? How long would I leave it outside? It's about 20 proof, how cold is to cold?  I could also use potassium sorbate, but I don't have Camden tablets. Can I stop fermentation with that alone?  I have a few questions🤔
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Getting ready to bottle my raspberry basil mead but it's still fermenting. I was going to cold crash it cause it's cold outside. Can I just leave it outside? How long would I leave it outside? It's about 20 proof, how cold is to cold? I could also use potassium sorbate, but I don't have Camden tablets. Can I stop fermentation with that alone? I have a few questions🤔

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Happy New Year everyone. Cheers🎉🍷. #newyear #newyeareve #mead #meadporn #honeywine #melomel #cherrymead #bestwishes
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Happy New Year everyone. Cheers🎉🍷. #newyear #newyeareve #mead #meadporn #honeywine #melomel #cherrymead #bestwishes

A little of the recently bottled cherry mead by the "fire". Happy solstice everyone. #mead #meadporn #cherrymead #melomel #honeywine #fireplace #winter #solstice #wintersolstice #yule
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A little of the recently bottled cherry mead by the "fire". Happy solstice everyone. #mead #meadporn #cherrymead #melomel #honeywine #fireplace #winter #solstice #wintersolstice #yule

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