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Old 06-13-2014, 01:12 AM   #1
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I made a 1gallon batch of it a couple months ago and I loved it. I was wanting to use the cuties clementines from the store for a 5 gallon batch. How many should I use?
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:08 AM   #2
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I would suggest the fruit of two and the peel of one. Take it with a grain of salt, I hate pith.


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Old 06-13-2014, 04:36 AM   #3
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Just two for a 5 gallon batch?
They're pretty tiny is all

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Up the fruit to 3 if you like, but the peel in very potent.


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I made a 3-gallon JAOM last year with Cuties. I used 6 -- they're a lot smaller than a regular orange. I didn't peel 'em -- just cut 'em up per the classic JAOM - and it came out delicious.

Cuties are a little more orangey than other oranges, though. If I used 'em again, I'd probably use 4 or 5 for a 3-gallon batch.

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Old 06-14-2014, 04:21 AM   #6
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My thought process is 1 orange per gallon, cuties are (REALLY good for one thing), but they're also about half the size. So 10 would be money for me.

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Old 06-14-2014, 04:46 AM   #7
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My thought process is 1 orange per gallon, cuties are (REALLY good for one thing), but they're also about half the size. So 10 would be money for me.
That was my thoughts as well. I do agree that cuties are a bit fruiter and sweeter than normal oranges although I do like my mead a little fruity. So I was thinking 6 or 7 for a 5 gallon batch. Maybe six of the fruit and two peels? Or maybe just be safe and do 5 of them since they are so sweet.
Also can someone clue me in as why the peels are even added?



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The peels seem like they may add some tannins or some type of astringency, (in a good way). I've only made 1 gallon batches of orange vanilla melomels, and I did use 1 large orange and just a small bit of the peel. I really dislike regular oranges, but for some reason I LOVE cuties. I think they are less acidic maybe? I also dunked the orange in star san for a few seconds to kill any wild yeast, probably unnecessary.

Here was an orange blossom honey batch I did with the orange as mentioned above, maybe you can tell a little by the color of it. I just has a slight hint of orange taste, you wouldn't know it was there unless someone told you I think.

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Old 06-17-2014, 08:28 PM   #9
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Okay so I found a good deal on some orange blossom honey so my recipe will be:
5 gal
18# orange blossom
6 orange cuties
2 peels
5 cinnamon sticks
5 cloves
Some nutmeg and allspice
5 tblsp bread yeast
Any suggestions to alter it?


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from what i've read that amount of cloves is probably too much. it will get real intense in there. i would suggest reading more about clove additions to see a good amount to add to 5gal.

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