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Old 04-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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I was wondering, if anyone has ever used coconut water in your mead instead of regular spring/boiled water, and what results did you get?

I threw together a little one gallon batch a few days ago of pineapple coconut water mead just for the sake of trying it. I love coconut, and pineapple so I figured why not?

I used 1 32oz of Raw organic fresh pressed pineapple Juice
then 50oz of T.A.S. Coconut Water
about 24oz of Raw Oregon Honey
and a 1/2tsp of Local Bee Pollen for a yeast nutrient.

I just poured all that on old Wyeast dry mead yeast that was still in the carboy when I had made a Cyser a few months ago, to see if it would start back up, and sure enough it did. It started fermenting really strong about 12 hours after I had pitched it in the carboy and has been fermenting fairly strong for about 3 days now, and today has finally slowed down a bit.

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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I've never tried it but I'm drinking coconut water right now as I type this. Stuff is tasty! So I would be very interested in hearing about your results =)

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:59 AM   #3
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I've heard that pineapple meads tend to ferment very strongly. Of course, don't quote me on it. Anywhoo, let us know how it turns out! Cheers

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Yeah both the coconut water/pineapple juice mix have been fermenting quite strongly. I added somemore coconut water with about a tablespoon of beepollen into it today and it instantly started to pick back up and continue to ferment strong. So we'll see how it turns out in the end!

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Old 04-19-2013, 05:17 PM   #5
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Meadiator is right about the pineapple. It's high in acid, so it tends to take a little time to mellow out. Never tried coconut water, but the combo should rock. If you can give it 3 months after ferment to age, it'll be great, 6 months out it'll be awesome! Good luck with this recipe!

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Very interested in hearing how this turns out

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Very interested in hearing how this turns out
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Me three. Sounds very interesting. I have a feeling it will be successful too.

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Are you using canned or fresh coconut water? I may have to try this one if it turns out ok

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Ok, I gave this a shot.

Recipe as follows:

  • 1.25 lb Wildflower Honey
  • 64 oz. Coconut Juice Blend (has some grape juice in it)
  • 32 oz. Pineapple Coconut Juice (also with some grape juice)
  • 1 pineapple chopped and lightly mashed
  • 1/2 tsp. Pectic Enzyme
  • 1 pkg Lavline D47 Yeast
  • Water to Approx 1.5 gallon (US)

I mixed the honey and juice and mixed thoroughly. I then added water to about 1.5 gallon.

SG was 1.084.

The must is quite cloudy. Not sure how well this will clear in the end, but we'll just have to wait and see. (tastes really good, though)
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