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Old 10-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Dry Carrot Blosom Meadowfoam traditional

So here is how it all started. I purchased a lb of carrot blossom and fireweed honey.

And I started thinking about making a mead. Because that is what honey does to you.

The carrot blossom honey that I purchased has a nice dark powerful floral flavor profile. So im thinking it would make a good body honey for my mead.


So I figured, I did not want a mono-toned mead ( no matter how nice of a tone that is) and decided something creamy would be nice with the carrot blossom...

Enter Meadow-foam.. a magical and mystical honey known best for having a curios marshmallow ish flavor.

So here is the recipie as of now.

18 lbs of carrot blossom honey
18lb meadowfoam honey
RC212 yeast
4-5 oz of heavy-toast french oak cubes.
Fermaid K for nutrients
Hydrate the yeast in goferm..
Follow a rigorous fermentation schedule
Ferment around 65F if possible.

Add water untill sg hits 1.116 and hope that it will ferment dry.

Any thoughts or opinions

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:00 AM   #2
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Is this for 10 gal. ? I would be interested in more info about this " meadow-foam " honey. Sounds tasty! What blossoms is it made from?

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:12 AM   #3
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This is a planned 12 gallon batch. meadowfoam is talked alot about on the gotmead forums because of its vanilla marshmallow like flavors. Im really interested in trying it for myself.

Here is a sells pitch on meadowfoam which pretty much goes along with what I have heard before. Im pretty sure it is made from the meadowfoam flower.. However I might be incorrect... I think I have heard rapeseed in the past.. Dont quote me though.

http://www.flyingbeeranch.net/

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:14 PM   #4
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The technical name for Meadowfoam is Limnanthes Alba. It is an oilseed that is mostly used in high end lubricants and soaps/shampoos. Fantastic flavor to the honey. I just got 1/2 gallon of a wildflower-Meadowfoam mix that has the vanilla flavor of the Meadowfoam but also has the floral flavor from local wildflower.

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Old 10-26-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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Yum! Keep us updated!

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Nice info macachoin. I plan on keeping this thread up to date as long as it keeps peoples internist. As of right now I am debating between using kv1116 or the RC 212... Thoughts or opinions?

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Alright used 18 lbs meadowfoam
18 lbs carrotblossom
10 grams of fermaidk
10grams RC212 dehydrated in go ferm
10grams Chestnut tannins
and enough water to take our OG to 1.113.

I plan on racking the mead onto 4.5 oz's of heavytoast french oak cubes once it has fermented dry.

I will add 10 grams of fermaid K once the SG reaches 1.0754 (1/3 sugarbreak)
and 10 more grams of fermaid K once the SG reached 1.0378 (2/3 sugarbreak)

Am I correct in saying that the sugar breaks are calculated by using OG-FG/3 is the ammount of sugar drop in a 1/3 break. So I can then subtract that from the OG to get the 1/3 sugar break and subtract that once more to get the 2/3 sugar break?

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Ok fermentation has clearly started with a couple inch thick foam cap on top. The mead smells slightly fruity strawberry ess smell to it. No sulfur or off smells yet. I added 12 grams fermaid K

Current gravity is around 1.110

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Sg was 1.090 on 10/30/2012. I added 6 oz's of Heavy toast french oak into the primary inside of 2 separate pantyhose's

Once primary is done I will put one pantyhose of oak into each carboy.

I am considering adding some tea into one of the carboys. Anythoughts?

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Added 11 grams of Fermaid K Sg is 1.074 11/2/12

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