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Old 08-29-2012, 04:31 AM   #1
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Hello all, I'm glad I found this forum. 36 hours ago I started my first batch of mead. It is bubbling away and I'm Happy as things seem to be going well. It's only a 1 gallon batch. Tomorrow I'm going to start another 1 gal batch. I like the FAQ part of this forum as it is very informative. I'm going to spend a lot of time reading through the posts. so I may not have much to say at first. cya

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Old 09-03-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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My 1st batch of mead I started last Monday is still bubbling away but at a slower rate. Ahhh if only I could move forward in time about 10 months. I hope to rack in a week or two. Meanwhile, I made about 8 bottles of Mulsum to hold me over for a bit. This site is cool, so far just by going back and reading, all the question I had have been answered!

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Old 09-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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What yeast are you using, and what temperature is your fermenter?

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the temp is about 75 deg and I'm useing Fleichmann's bread yeast, nothing fancy.

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I've never heard of mulsum before. I just googled it and see that its a mixture of white wine and unfermented honey.

What grape varietal did you use ?

It seems to me that Sauvignon Blanc would be a good choice, anyone else have recommendations for this ?

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Old 09-03-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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For the Mulsum I'm drinking I'm using the cheapest wine I could find which is Carlo Rossi, Chablis. lol I got 2, 4 liter jugs. Added a pinch of nutmeg and ground cinnamon, a whole clove and a 1/2 pound of honey for each litre. Slowly warmed it up to about 160 degrees and let cool to room temp and bottled. It tastes almost like some sweet mead I had a while ago. They say you can use white or red wines. Soonish I'm going to try an inexpensive red wine.

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