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Old 01-28-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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Who's added hops to their mead? How'd it turn out? Any tips or recommendations on strains?

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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I just made this which calls for 1/2oz Saaz hops. It has been fermenting along for a few days now so I have no idea how it is gonna taste... It smelled delicious before popping the airlock on it though!

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Old 01-28-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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Sounds tasty. If ya dont mind, shoot me an update when she's finished.

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One of our local meaderies, B. Nektar, makes an IPA mead. I didn't particularly care for it, even though I like the others they make. On their website I linked to, they say they use Chinook, Cluster and Cascade.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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Local guy as well...I dont much care for the IPA either. The others are o.k.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:02 PM   #6
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Sounds tasty. If ya dont mind, shoot me an update when she's finished.
Should be a few months before it is ready to drink, but if I remember I will!

Also dont know how to classify this mead. Based on the brief descriptions on gotmead.com it can be a Cyser, a Melomel, or a T'ej. I prefer the latter because it sounds cool! Any thoughts on what this can be classified as?
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Also dont know how to classify this mead?
You can kind of go any direction you want, it'd definitely fall into the open mead category at mazer cup.... mead, melomel, metheglin, braggot, cyser, it's yours, pick the one you like the best
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First mead I made was with 16 pounds local and 2 oz of chinook. Called it "hops and honey" and won thrid place a local wine competition in the "other" category. It was really good, hops didn't shine but did add a nice complement to the honey. Honey was just a local wildflower but was way better than the stuff I get from Dutch Gold.

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First mead I made was with 16 pounds local and 2 oz of chinook. Called it "hops and honey"
How did you add your hops? Did you boil them, make a hop tincture, or just add them to primary?
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When i did it i boiled the honey amd some water, added the hops and let them go for aboit a half hour. Then i added my fruit. No idea how it turned put yet but it smells good!

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