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Old 07-12-2008, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default Cheeto Mead.

Nope...Sorry...I'm not making Mead with Cheezy Poofs.

This is Cheetos mead. He's shipping out for Iraq tomorrow, and can't brew it himself, so I'm doing a gallon for him.

Made with Colorado Madhava wild flower honey, Windsor Ale Yeast, OG 1.086 and will be racked onto world famous Rocky Ford Cantaloupe.

I'll keep up the progress reports here so Cheeto can watch from afar.

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Old 07-12-2008, 11:28 AM   #2
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That's really big of you to do for him, Kahuna.

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Crap - I like Cheetos and I was hoping for a good recipe! Seriously, wish your friend the best for us.

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Wait, is the cigar in the picture any part of the recipe?

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Wait, is the cigar in the picture any part of the recipe?
I sure hope so.

I'm usually of the opinion that cigars go good with anything, but this im not too sure.
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Wait, is the cigar in the picture any part of the recipe?
It is part of the recipe....kinda
This is a Don Tomas Corona. Most people know that like good beer and good wine, cigars age well too. This particular one has been in my humidor for a little over 4 years, and will go nicely with this mead in a year when it's done.
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It is part of the recipe....kinda
This is a Don Tomas Corona. Most people know that like good beer and good wine, cigars age well too. This particular one has been in my humidor for a little over 4 years, and will go nicely with this mead in a year when it's done.
What's funny, is I recognized the band right away; I have a fiver sitting down in my Freezador (unpowered) waiting for a chance to migrate up to general pop. I'd agree, except that I add pipes to the mix as well.

Nice lookin' humi too!
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Racked this mead onto 2 cups of diced Cantaloupe. The ale Yeast took this mead down to .996 in a month and a day. I am not as impressed with the flavor of the Wild Flower Honey as I had hoped to be, but it is coming along nicely. The Wild Flower Honey had a VERY strong flavor that I am not accustomed to. I am pretty confident that it will all smooth out and be ok in time.

No Pictures, because it looks just like it did a month ago.

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Hey BK I was just wondering how this one is coming along.

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Racked off of the fruit on Sunday...That's right...2 MONTHS on fruit. It's got a VERY melon flavor, and the only thing I'm worried about is the "WildFlower" honey has a bit of a stronger flavor that is actually competing with the melon at this point. It is going to be interesting at very least, but I think in time it will actually smooth out and become very good. I'm going to bottle when it's clear again (was Crystal Clear on the fruit) and let it age until Cheeto gets home.

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