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Old 04-28-2010, 04:17 AM   #1
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Bottled a 2-gallon batch of Ancient Orange mead yesterday. It already tastes good. Very tart, since I used some very berry-tasting blood oranges, so it's not super-sweet like some meads can be (in my experience).

Here's my motley assortment of bottles. The middle one is clear glass, so you can get an idea for the color:


I dropped the whole story on my brewing blog.

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Old 04-28-2010, 04:32 AM   #2
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Looks awesome! Really cleared up nice. Can't wait to make some myself tomorrow...

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Old 04-28-2010, 09:37 PM   #3
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I just drank some of my variation on Joe's recipe this weekend. Good stuff. The color looks right, and nice and clear too.

Resist the urge to drink any for 6 months though. it definitely improves.

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Very nice looking batch. All of mine are tucked away in my basement. The blog idea is a good one, nice pictures.

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Malkore: No kidding. Everything I heard about Ancient Orange was "decent fast, doesn't really age". Good to know.

Laura: Thanks! I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I'm amazed that such a goofy-simple recipe came out so well.

As for the blog, it really wasn't too much of a stretch. I'd been dumping (or chronicling, depending on your disposition) everything on LiveJournal. I just figured it would be good to separate all the brew stuff from all the personal junk.

I'm just bad at preserving notebooks, so I figure it should all go online

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