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John Long 07-12-2010 10:47 PM

Agave research
Has anyone ever used agave nectar for wine/mead making? I've used it for the last few years and think it is amazing! Floral agave wines make me a very happy man.

I'm looking for documentation regarding the fermentation and sugar make-up of agave. Anyone seen any?!

Thank you! Trails & Ales!

Edcculus 07-12-2010 11:12 PM

Well, this is what Wikipedia has to say...

funkapottomous 07-14-2010 01:54 PM

sounds interesting, but I've never priced agave nectar and it might be even more expensive than local honey, which is almost impossible on my budget.

John Long 07-14-2010 02:09 PM

It comes from Mexico so maybe it'll be cheaper down South? I get it for $2.40 in Western Washington.

buenaventura 07-18-2010 01:27 PM

I have 1 gallon of it awaiting bottling at the moment. Your thread encouraged me to steal a taste and . . . I have to say . . . You are very right. It tastes like a cross between apple and honey . . . though I could be showing my poor sense of taste in saying such a thing . . .

Regardless . . . it's good and I plan to use it in the future in a mead or cyser.

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