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Old 11-27-2010, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default 12 yr old Orange Blossom mead

Found a couple of bottles I had hiding in my cabinet. Decided to try some. All I can say is that it is like drinking pure orange blossoms. It is awesome.

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Old 11-28-2010, 12:23 AM   #2
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MM... I'm very jealous. That sounds awesome.

I need to get a better job, become financially stable, buy a house, and then start hiding mead. I better not be in this apartment 12 years from now.

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Old 11-28-2010, 01:42 AM   #3
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I'm throwing the B.S. flag! I think you should send me a bottle and I'll be the judge of such claims

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Old 11-28-2010, 02:39 AM   #4
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MM... I'm very jealous. That sounds awesome.

I need to get a better job, become financially stable, buy a house, and then start hiding mead. I better not be in this apartment 12 years from now.
Amen brother!!!
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:48 AM   #5
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Thats awesome man!!! Great find. I'm slightly(read: incredibly) jealous. Enjoy!!!

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Old 11-29-2010, 04:28 PM   #6
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It does sound delicious!

Of course now you have to give us some insight into how this was made. Do you have the recipe you used, the ABV, which yeast, etc.? Also, how did you bottle it? any sulfites? How was it stored?

Inquiring minds want to know how to age mead for 12 years successfully.

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:39 PM   #7
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I am sorry to say that it was made when I did not keep any records of what I was doing, but I do remember a few things.

I remember that it was 3lbs to the gallon of orange blossom honey out of Florida.
I do know that it was Montrachet yeast. That was all I used back then.
I bottled it in glass screw top Boones Farm Wine bottles and had it stored in the dark in my home the entire time.
Sulfites - I do not think I used any.

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Old 11-29-2010, 10:53 PM   #8
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I am sorry to say that it was made when I did not keep any records of what I was doing...
The Horror.....

Well we know that means it wasn't a high ABV batch - probably no more than 13%. Was it sweet or dry?

Clearly screw tops work for long aging.
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:42 AM   #9
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It turned out sweet.

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Old 11-30-2010, 04:45 AM   #10
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guessying you used a screw top with that bottle, but am just curious whether you corked it or just used a screw cap.

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