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Old 09-14-2008, 06:41 PM   #11
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yeah, no chance of blowoff! which is good its slow. bubble bubble bubble

I usually ferment at about 68. and have no real problems with that. is your honey all dissolved? thats always my problem!
Yep, honey is all dissolved. It's been about 48 hours now and I've got constant bubbling, definitely a bit different than what I'm used to with beer (no rolling fermentation action). Thanks again for the feedback.
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:49 PM   #12
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man, I always have a problem getting my honey to dissolve

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Old 05-29-2009, 04:28 AM   #13
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Ended up splitting this one 3 ways back in November, 1 gallon on top of raspberries and blackberries, 1 gallon with star anise, and the rest without any additives.

At time of racking in November the taste was interesting, similar to Listerine, which from what I have read is not abnormal. I bottled the straight mead in April and the taste had improved substantially. The star anise methlegin was bottled in early May and had a pleasant licorice aroma, taste was good but still needs to sit. Bottled the mixed berry melomel tonight and holy cow!, what a surprise, the SWMBO even like this one right out of the fermenter.

I'm glad I split the original three ways for my first batch. I'll definitely be making the mixed berry mead again shortly and in a larger quantity, will see how the others age over time.

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Old 05-29-2009, 12:26 PM   #14
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If you can wait, try them in a year; they'll be a LOT better then. Regards, GF.

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Old 05-29-2009, 05:15 PM   #15
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Dissolve the honey? I never worry about that, the yeast does a great job mixing it up. I don't think it makes a difference at all.
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How much is the orange blossom costing you guys down south in phx?

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I dunno about his orange blossom, but you can easily pick up wildflower or mesquite honey for ~$50-60/5gal at some of the farms surrounding phx

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Old 05-30-2009, 01:22 AM   #18
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How much is the orange blossom costing you guys down south in phx?
It's been a while now but I seem to remember paying about $30-35 for 12 lbs.
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I can't seem to find anything bigger than 2lb jars of ob up here, brew store had it at 9.99 for 2lb (which I got 2). Was at the grocery store saw same jar for 7.99.

I really need to put a little more effort in looking around town

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To dissolve my honey, I just heat up the water. I mean no really high temperatures or anything; just enough to make the honey easier to move around.

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