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Old 04-02-2013, 07:22 AM   #11
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Good plan for introducing yourself to mead--looks like you've covered every major style. Although I prefer to coin the term floramel for meads flavoured with flowers.

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Old 04-05-2013, 05:27 AM   #12
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So I threw together the Hefty braggot. I chose this one to do first because I had the yeast on hand. The recipe was all grain and I thought that this would be easy peasy with only a 1 gallon batch size. What I did not think about was how small and crappy my kitchen is. My brewpot is somewhere else and I had to split the mash up between two pots. The small size of the pots meant that the temperatures were hard to control on my crappy stove. I finally got what seemed like an acceptable result out of the mash, but I was fooling myself. It wound up only contributing .023 to specific gravity. :-( Next time I try all grain anything I will be more prepared.

What I did not realize about this recipe going in was just how ridiculously hopped it was. There are 5 oz of hops instead of the 2 oz you usually see in most beer styles.

Pictures to follow later.

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Old 04-05-2013, 04:53 PM   #13
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Photo time

Not the most appetizing mead at this point. But who gives a crap how it looks.

Edit: Thanks to HokieBrewer for showing me what to do with the image thing.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:54 PM   #14
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Fixed the image for you
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:08 AM   #15
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So i have roughly 4 gallons in a water bottle. Honey, EC-1118 and water.

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Old 04-18-2013, 03:31 AM   #16
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So life has gotten in the way recently but here I am back with another mead. The gallon of Cyser Bochet is sitting in the fermentor. I cooked up two pounds of honey instead of the usual 1 pound the recipe called for. Pics to follow soon.

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Old 04-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #17
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Just enough honey to cover the bottom of the pot. Now turn on the heat.


The honey starts boiling pretty quickly.


The entire honey cook time was roughly 6 minutes. The color started dramatically and rapidly changing around minute 4 and by minute 6 my whole apartment was filled with acrid smoke.



The last two images show my mead in the fermentor. The only difference between the two is that the second one has the honey in it. The whole thing is very very opaque. I later filled it up and stowed it away. I will take a stowed picture soon.
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