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Old 01-22-2012, 02:47 AM   #21
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I don't know if it is so much you being fine with the oils as the yeast/everything else being fine with the oils. They may or may not interfere negatively in the fermentation process. I know there has been a whooooooole bunch of chatter in years past about olive oil aiding in beer fermentation, but they were speaking of minute amount (less than one drop per 5 gallons). Anything more than that began to negatively affect the brew. I would keep your little yeasty buddies in mind when planning this recipe.

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Old 01-22-2012, 02:49 AM   #22
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I don't know if it is so much you being fine with the oils as the yeast/everything else being fine with the oils. They may or may not interfere negatively in the fermentation process. I know there has been a whooooooole bunch of chatter in years past about olive oil aiding in beer fermentation, but they were speaking of minute amount (less than one drop per 5 gallons). Anything more than that began to negatively affect the brew. I would keep your little yeasty buddies in mind when planning this recipe.
I see. I will just grab the under ripe ones which haven't produced much oil yet.
Also, I heard caffeine increases the life and reproduction rate of yeast. I have a bunch of green tea if that would help?
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:53 AM   #23
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Black tea contains tannins which are good for yeast health. A lot of mead makers add a cup of strong black tea to the primary.

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Maybe go for some really hardy yeast as well. The rule of thumb I've found for honey amounts per gallon is 2 pounds for dry mead, 3 for semi sweet, and 3.5+ for sweet.

Since you don't know what is going to happen with this, cheap honey should suffice. I bought a 3 pound jar of clover honey from walmart recently for just over $8, they also had 1 and 2 pound packages.

+1 on a bit of tea! I added 3 tables spoons to one of my meads, not done yet so I can't yet say what it does but it was suggested so many times i had to try it. Mouth feel and body they say. I used strong earl grey, let it steep awhile then tossed it in.

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Maybe go for some really hardy yeast as well. The rule of thumb I've found for honey amounts per gallon is 2 pounds for dry mead, 3 for semi sweet, and 3.5+ for sweet.

Since you don't know what is going to happen with this, cheap honey should suffice. I bought a 3 pound jar of clover honey from walmart recently for just over $8, they also had 1 and 2 pound packages.

+1 on a bit of tea! I added 3 tables spoons to one of my meads, not done yet so I can't yet say what it does but it was suggested so many times i had to try it. Mouth feel and body they say. I used strong earl grey, let it steep awhile then tossed it in.
Sounds great, do I need to add any sugar? I will use 3 pounds of honey. I have 4 different kinds of yeasts. DV10, Redstar Premier Cuvee, QA23, and BA-11. I am thinking about using the Premier Cuvee because it is already open n has half left, and high alcohol tolerance.
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For the lemon, can I use the whole lemon and slice it up? or juice it?

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K, Heres what I got:
~1 large mango
~16 Avocados
~3 pounds of honey
~Half a bunch of Cilantro
~2 lemons
~3 tbs of Green tea
Do I need to juice the lemons or just throw em in slices?

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In hindsight, I don't think all those avocados are called for. The thing is more avocado than water it seems... I had to stop a 12 avocados because it was just getting to much, and I was worried there wouldn't be enough water. I only managed to get about 4 cups of water in there, the rest was 3 pounds of honey.

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Also, in the first 5 min I noticed that it already started bubbling and bobbing the airlock

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What yeast did u end up going with?

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