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Bob Kiley
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Composition of Grape vs Honey Musts, Part 2
This part will deal with yeast assimilable nitrogen. Now, we are all familiar with the concept that mead musts don't have enough yeast assimilable nitrogen (YAN), or at least they tend not to have enough for us to be comfortable with. Here, we will take a l...

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Carbohydrate Creation and Utilization
This is part two of a series covering yeast's metabolism of sugars. The first part (renamed for more catchy-ness) can be found  here . In this section we will discuss the synthesis and degradation of storage carbohydrates within a cell. For medically minded...

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My Hydrometer Broke! What Now?
OK! Time for a break from the science heavy stuff. Want a quick tip/technique? Try this on for size. This for those of you who run into a broken hydrometer and find yourself unable to take an original gravity reading for your beer, wine, or mead. First thin...

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Composition of Grape vs Honey Musts, Part 1
This will be a series of articles that compare the constituent compositions of grape musts and honey musts, which is worse than comparing apples and oranges. Although we try to use similar practices on both for the production of wines and meads, there are i...

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Follow the white rabbit!
Tired of checking for new posts? Annoyed that I can't seem  to post regularly? A n g r y a t   the se ob n o x i o u s l y c ontr a s tin g and bold   c o l o r s ?             See that thing in the top right that says:   Follow @Bob_1and_only ? Did you jus...

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Sugar Metabolism in Yeast, Part 1
These articles are designed to give a basic "inside" view of what is going on in the yeast cell during fermentation, specifically, the metabolic pathways associated with the use of sugars. It may get a little dry, and may require several passes, but I urge ...

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The trick to perfect mead?
Alright, this is not the high quality, well researched post I promised, that's coming. Right now, I think one of those "brilliant" hollywood minds has given us the trick for perfect mead: project positive energy towards it, just like water. http://m.huffpos...

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Ramblings
Sorry, to the handful of you that read this, that I haven't posted much recently; it turns out that for all my lazziness I'm very busy. What little free time I've had lately has been devoted to research for some upcoming posts that, I assure you, are well w...

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Almost Political
I see that I have some viewers from the Ukraine. What ever side of the "issues" you are on, I am sorry you guys have to go through this. I'm not going to condem or condone any of the issues, nor the foreign involvement (on both sides), but I will say that i...
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