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Old 11-25-2008, 01:36 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I found, from my Mr Beer days, a can of "Mr. Beer Unhopped Malt Extract, Pale Export." Also says on can, "Makes approx 2 gallons, net weight 19.4 ounces (550 Grams).

I have 12 lbs of raw mesquite honey, 6 lbs of orange blossom, raw, heated only to liquefy.

I was thinking of making a gallon braggot, but I've never made one before.

I was hoping that you guys could suggest a recipe. I have Lalvin D47 and 1118 yeasts on hand as well as Potassium Carbonate, fermaid K, DAP, and "yeast energizer" (from Northernbrewer).

I'd greatly appreciate the help.


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Old 11-25-2008, 01:48 AM   #2
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never used a Mr. Beer, but sounds like if you take the extract, and 3 or 4# of the Mesquite honey....you're in business.

I'd save the orange Blossom for 2 gallons of show mead...cause orange blossom honey is like the perfect honey for show mead!

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I would try the extract, 2 lbs of mesquite honey, a teaspoonful of energizer & the D47, if you are shooting for 1 gallon. That gives you about 40% malt.

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I have some leaf cascade hops.

So the question is, to hop, or not to hop.

Is traditional braggot hopped?

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If you hop, boil the extract, lightly hop for flavor, then let it cool down to around 120, add the honey, cool to pitching temp and pitch the yeast.
I would not want to add too much bitterness, but just a little flavor (.25 oz at the most for 20-30 minutes) might be to your taste, its up to you really.

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