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Old 02-17-2012, 07:57 AM   #21
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Why again are you guys boiling your honey?
Bochet mead requires caramelizing the sugars in the honey which turns it darker and creates a whole new and different flavor profile. It doesn't taste like a traditional mead and you don't get much if at all of honey flavor or aroma but it's pretty good stuff from what I can tell so far on the batch I have going.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:45 AM   #22
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Sort of the Madeira of mead eh?

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:24 PM   #23
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Just made one. I think it's gonna be great. Here's the latest pic

After fermentation I'm going to rack off onto some tart cherries, choc nibs, and a little vanilla.
About an hour and 15 min, but I boiled pretty hot and kept it moving almost constantly.

It's was black as night for the first few days but I could see a rusty tint when held up to light. After about a week it took to this color and has held there.
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