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Old 08-30-2012, 07:15 AM   #11
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how did you brew it? how much did you use? if you dont mind me asking.
3 bags in a pot for 1 g
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:07 PM   #12
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so im finally brewing it. i used 12 teabags and steeped in 4 cups water. then i used 2 gallons of water minus the 4 cups. which will prob give me more then 2 gallons. and 5lbs honey with 3 cups sugar. letting the must sit at 180F for about 10 mins. and then going to add the tea and cool. still thinking about what fruit to use. maybe a mix of mulberries and respberries in the secondary.

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:11 AM   #13
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I made a Bochet that used 10bags of herbal tea per gallon. However I let the tea cold steep and the tea sat in the primary the whole time. It is bottled and at month 7 now. That tea taste is there and is nice and refreshing.

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:15 AM   #14
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so im finally brewing it. i used 12 teabags and steeped in 4 cups water. then i used 2 gallons of water minus the 4 cups. which will prob give me more then 2 gallons. and 5lbs honey with 3 cups sugar. letting the must sit at 180F for about 10 mins. and then going to add the tea and cool. still thinking about what fruit to use. maybe a mix of mulberries and respberries in the secondary.
I would look towards citrus to compliment the bergamot orange in the earl grey.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:31 AM   #15
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I would never leave tea bags in a primary fermenter, I did once and got crazy off flavors and the only explanation was the funky tea bags floating around in there lol. Also I would avoid heating a honey based must at all costs!!!

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Old 09-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #16
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I would never leave tea bags in a primary fermenter, I did once and got crazy off flavors and the only explanation was the funky tea bags floating around in there lol. Also I would avoid heating a honey based must at all costs!!!
Why avoid heating it? I do not boil..i heat to 150-180F which has always kept the honeys flavours safe and sound.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:03 AM   #17
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I guess Its everyone's advice that you will lose flavour from the honey, but if you heat lower and have results you enjoy, then don't let me stop you cheers

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Old 09-10-2012, 02:38 PM   #18
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my only worry is that it wont be sweet enough, i ended up with more volume then i planned and i didnt check the gravity. the smell coming from the airlock is delicious! so that is always a good sign. anyone have any good suggestions for my next mead?

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Old 09-11-2012, 04:53 AM   #19
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I made a mead using dried juniper berries, (my skyrim mead) and then aged on oak for a month, i racked it off and it's still waiting to be bottled but it tastes fantastic! Can't wait to see how it is in a few months!

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Old 09-11-2012, 05:44 AM   #20
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1/2 cup per gallon, wasn't it agent44?

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