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Old 11-24-2011, 12:05 AM   #1
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Hi all. I made my first batch of JAOM last year around this time and just finished bottling up the last of it the other day.
Here is one of the bottles I am bartering to a friend for some other services.

I went overboard and had made a 5 gallon batch and turned up short on the honey. It ended up quite dry and very high in alcohol (around 16%)
For the first little while it tasted like paint thinner!

A year later and I have started another batch (1 gal) of JAOM
and a basic Cherry Melomel. Which I have fermenting in a brown 1 gal jug.

the glass next to it is my 1 year old JAOM.
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Water to 1 gal
Lavlin EC-1118
1 lb cherries (frozen from costco)
3 lb honey (from costco)
1 cup orange juice

it will get its first racking in about 3 weeks

I have been enjoying reading the site through the iphone app

Thanks, Adam

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Old 11-24-2011, 06:48 PM   #2
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Looks good....where did you get the fishy bottle? With the patients to make mead you would probably make good beer too! welcome & Cheers

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Old 11-25-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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When I first bought all my equipment (used off kijiji) I received 5 23 L carboys, 60 wine bottles, hydrometers, thermometers, airlocks, bungs, bottle washer all for $50 CAD. Amongst the bottles were the fish bottle, a couple of those cat bottles and a very large bottle with a long neck that was at least 1 L.

So I have been very eager to make more things.

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Old 11-26-2011, 11:00 AM   #4
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Have fun, it can be an intoxicating hobby. Cheers

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Old 11-27-2011, 11:29 PM   #5
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Test tasted both batches tonight and they are both coming along great! The cherry Mel actually tastes like a rosé and is already at 10% abv with a reading of 1.020 from an original reading of 1.096 and I am only a week in!

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