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Old 09-18-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default 110 gallons of mead in Applejack barrels

I posted a few months ago that my brew club bought some 400+ pounds of wildflower honey and made a lot of mead. This week we finally transfered 110 gallons of fermented mead into two Laird's Applejack barrels where we'll let it age in cellars until next Summer. This was a very cool project that makes being a member of a brew club really worth it. I have dibs on 5 gallons of the end product. Hope to have some pics soon. I didn't bring my camera but I know others did.

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Old 09-18-2007, 05:31 PM   #2
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Hot damn! Any pics of it at all?

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Goodness that is a ton of mead! I'm jealous!

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I got this so far:

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Just to wrap this project up; It's been 13 months, 12 of which has been aging in an oak Applejack brandy barrel. I just picked up my 5 gallon share and it is wonderful. It finished up at about 15% ABV but it's not hot at all. Look at this beaut before I keg it.



And to make sure I stay in the mead, here's 15 pound of Basswood:

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OH MY GOD!

That is Beautiful.

and WHAT...You have Kegged Mead.....I Bow down!

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I'm rationalizing a keg for this batch for a few reasons. The first is that I want to carb it a touch and I don't want to mess with repitching yeast and potentially making it hazy. I also won't have to dedicate a kegger position since the colder weather is coming up and the garage will sit at about 50F. Finally, I hate bottling.

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Now that I've got a conical, I've got four carboys I'll never use again. Maybe I should try making some mead. That mead of yours sure is pretty, Bobby.

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Now that I've got a conical, I've got four carboys I'll never use again. Maybe I should try making some mead. That mead of yours sure is pretty, Bobby.
Where are you....I'll buy them from ya.
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Texas. But I haven't decided to sell them yet. They'd be perfect for the long term conditioning you need for mead.

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