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Old 08-05-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default Basswood or Clover?

I've decided to try my hand at mead after doing cider and beer. This is mostly because I've been able to get a good source of local, raw, unheated honey.

It's sold in 60 lb buckets and I've got 2 choices- basswood or clover.

Which of these would be best for making mead, JAOM, cyser, beer with honey, and baking?

I haven't ruled out buying one of each.

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Its your call.

Basswood is one of the more expensive (regionally dependent) varietals that will make a mighty fine traditional, but should also serve other purposes.

Clover is clover, so its kind of flowery and good all-around, but might make a more boring traditional than the basswood. You can make any mead with any honey you want really. Play around with different combos.


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