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Old 04-22-2010, 04:45 AM   #1
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Default Dandelion Mead: Has anyone ever tried this?

Just curious if anyone has ever tried making Dandelion Mead. I considered doing Yooperbrew's Dandelion Wine, but I'm a bigger fan of mead.

I couldn't find a recipe here, but found one on this site, and I'm wondering what other people think. I love experimenting, so hit me with any opinions!

Thanks for the help!

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Old 04-22-2010, 08:30 AM   #2
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here's one http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/dand...heglin-147603/

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Old 04-22-2010, 04:01 PM   #3
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That is exactly what I was looking for!!! Thanks!

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Old 06-17-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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I just created a recipe with instructions here: http://meadist.com/making-mead/mead-...ad-lions-roar/
I will continue to add updates with pictures as it progresses.

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Old 06-17-2013, 05:31 PM   #5
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You can also throw some clover in their too!

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Why do you heat your honey Meadist? WVMJ

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Old 06-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #7
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Why do you heat your honey Meadist? WVMJ
Ope, here we go!

I thought he added it on the way down in temp (maybe I'm imagining things). I cant imagine much aroma is cooked off; especially after you add the honey, the temp will drop even more. Similar to adding steeping grains when the water temp is 160 or so, the temp will drop 10-15 degrees like that.

I don't think any damage has come at simmering temps.
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Friend, cant learn if you cant ask questions? Maybe Meadist (cool moniker) has found a secret to not blowing off the delicate flavors in the honey by heating it in a special way? I have seen people steep dandelions in boiling water, let it set a couple of days and then boil it again and claim it makes an excellent dandelion wine. I cant figure out how boiling it 2 times makes it better but its said to be very good though they dont seem to know why they boil it twice. WVMJ

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Old 06-19-2013, 03:09 AM   #9
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Thanks for the inquiry WVMJ. I've just found that this way has proven to be effective for me. I have tried several different ways/different temps - I have even made attempts at boiling the water *gasp. I like this technique because like Marshmallow rightly assumed, there's little aroma/delicate flavor loss, and it allows somebody without a thermometer (or a lazy person with) to easily add the honey to water at an appropriate temperature.

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You can also throw some clover in their too!
I'll have to try that. Have you used clover before?
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