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Old 08-25-2012, 01:57 PM   #11
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It'd be easier to just make the 100% old honey, and mix the finished mead with other finished meads at varying ratios. It may not be the exact same, but it will be extremely close, and *more* than close enough to properly decide on how you want to use it.
I was just thinking that if it did turn out to have an "old" taste to it in some way, it would be easiest to work out a ratio of X% old honey, to Y% of a new variety, like clover or maybe orange blossom or something. Then what ever the successful ratio turns out to be, the rest can be made into larger batches one at a time, to use it up.

But either way will probably work out fine, I'd have thought........
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:54 AM   #12
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So....?????

You can't make this thread and leave us hanging! Not even for a week!

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Old 09-14-2012, 06:59 AM   #13
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Brew iiiiiit!!!! Subb'ed for that 60 year old love.

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Old 09-14-2012, 05:01 PM   #14
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My only question is 'did the 50 year old honey taste ok'... I mean 90% of the time if what I start with tastes bad, that bad ends up in the finished product... oddly enough, the reverse doesn't hold for me. Plus, I want to know how this turns out.

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:43 PM   #15
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This is what you call a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The way I see it, You HAVE GOT TO MAKE THIS MEAD!
I also agree, wish I could get my hands on even one jar.
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the BLANKETYBLANK neighbor behind where we were making those things fired up her lawnmower behind the garage just as we were about to pitch yeast.
It's probably not the first time she's seen you brewing. That sounds like grounds for a drop kick to me...

OP: go for it! This is a once in a lifetime chance here!

Just don't forget to post pics along the way
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:13 PM   #18
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J'er reckon it's time for a few "nag" PM's yet ?

I'm mega curious how it's going/turning out......

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Yes. And I want to know how to ensure I am in on the trade for 2 bottles!

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Whoa, I go away for 3 or so weeks and everyone wants to know what's going on haha.

I still haven't made any mead yet. My friend lives in another state so it may be a while before I can get access to the honey. But I promise, once I get the honey I will take lots of pictures and post them here. Actually we were just chatting about meeting up in about 2 weeks so maybe that will be the time? Stay tuned.

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