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Old 07-28-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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Ok so I've been sitting around reading some recipes, and after seeing one for atomic fireballs I decided I wanted to try experimenting with a butterscotch mead. So I've decided to try a 1 gallon batch to start.

3lbs. of summer blossom honey
15 pieces of butter scotch candy
half a packet of bread yeast (it's just an experiment after all)

So first I started the yeast in a cup with some honey and water. Next I melted down and dissolved the candies in the remaining honey/water on the stove. The mixture minus the yeast is now cooling on the table in a 1 gallon jug. Once it's colled off I'll add the yeast to the mix and top it off....

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How soon before you can sample this? Sounds quite interesting.

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It'll be a while still I just added the yeast to it... Hopefully it's really sweet when it's done.

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Bet it smells amazing. Keep us posted

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well just saw that it wasn't hardly bubbling so I decided to take the cork and hose off and added 1tsp of yeast nutrient... can you say "explosive"... needlessly to say it's bubbling like a champ now...

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well just saw that it wasn't hardly bubbling so I decided to take the cork and hose off and added 1tsp of yeast nutrient... can you say "explosive"... needlessly to say it's bubbling like a champ now...
Well I'd have done 2 things differently. I'd have melted the butterscotch in some water......

And I always, aerate carefully before adding anything, especially nutrient/energiser etc, as the addition of any powder/crystalline stuff can cause the mead to dump CO2 in a very explosive manner.

It's not known as a "mead eruption" for nothing........
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well I had melted it into more of a watered honey... I was using a honey water mixture that I made up to top off my other carboy of JAOM from racking so waste not want not....

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well I had melted it into more of a watered honey... I was using a honey water mixture that I made up to top off my other carboy of JAOM from racking so waste not want not....
Fair point.

Hopefully that amount of butterscotch candy, will allow the flavour to come through nicely, though if not, you could always make up a syrup of water and more butterscotch for topping off, after the racking and clearing are done with.

Sounds like a lovely idea, very much in the same veign as making acerglyns, so they have enough maple syrup flavour....

Good on yer for the idea......

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this recipe looks awesome i may have to try this... keep us updated !

working on a carmel sundae dessert mead ...^ this may have to come next

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Yeah I decided experimenting with a 1 gallon batch since no one had a recipe available... when all is said and done I hope to have a nice recipe to let others know the results...

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