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Old 02-02-2008, 06:03 PM   #11
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I liked the idea of the mead. I know I can get an agave syrup at the grocery store; I'll have to check its purity (and cost). I wonder how much I'd need to do a 3-gallon batch of mead (couple lonely small carboys...)?



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Tequiza? Rock.

just kidding, sounds pretty good. I used to enjoy a Corona w/lime before I got turned into a beer snob... Was in Mexico in December, gave it a fair chance and discovered that I really don't have a taste for it anymore. The lime is not the problem, though - It's still a flavor that can go nicely with beer. I may just try this experimental brew with a lime wedge, if only to make the agave feel more at home



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The agave mead does sound intriguing - any known source for nectar in bulk at a good price? I'll probably never make less than 3 gallons of something again - hard to go to all the trouble just to reap a few bottles if it's good.

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Took a grav reading tonight, and drank the sample - this is going to be a very enjoyable brew!

The Sorachi is WAAAAYYYY more lemony than I expected. The agave nectar appears to be a no-show, though I'm sure it's doing its part to lighten the body. Tastes like it was brewed with lemon peel - the aroma speaks of lemon, but the flavor screams it. In a good way.

I'm thinking I'll go a little high on the carbonation. Glad I documented this, because I'll have to have another go at it later in the year - could be a really nice summer brew.

Sorachi Ace may not be all that useful in a lot of beers, but I'm thinking it's going to become a favorite in its own way.

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