cedar grilled pear mead
lemon and orange juiced
in a 3 gallon carboy
D-47 or cotes des blancs for yeast?
ferment this normally, then rack before the primary finishes adding some quantity of thinly sliced pears laid out on a blank of cedar and grilled. then rack again and bulk age.
thoughts? would this taste good or am i crazy?
If this is strait lemon and orange juice with no water added; I assume half and half, you may want to look into raising the PH a bit to give your yeast a fighting chance. Or do a large starter 12 hours before putting your must together.
Otherwise sounds great.
Sorry i just meant a lemon and orange or two added to the honey and water mixture. im excited to see how this turns out. i love pears, always have been my favorite fruit
Either would work. I would probably use D47, but only if the temp could be kept around 60 degrees.
I think the flavours sound good...maybe in order to adjust the smokey flavours upwards (if desired) you could toast cubes of the ceder and add to secondary?
yea i was considering the possible benefits of adding cedar to the secondary. Seems like i could add a few cubes and some raw pears and accomplish something similar. ill probably go ahead with my plan and if i find myself yearning for more cedar i can always add some in the tertiary. off to the store to buy some orange blossom!
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