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Old 12-27-2013, 11:44 PM   #11
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Sure there is....it's an interesting project, whether one likes pumpkin or not...I don't like pumpkin, but find this interesting enough to follow...got a problem with that??? That'd be your problem, not mine...
Your post was a lot different than fatbloke's, as you seemed genuinely interested. I was responding to his post, not yours.

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Old 12-28-2013, 01:14 AM   #12
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Do you add any spices (cinnamon, clove or nutmeg seem obvious) or is it straight apple and pumpkin?

Super cool idea btw.



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Old 12-28-2013, 01:21 AM   #13
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Do you add any spices (cinnamon, clove or nutmeg seem obvious) or is it straight apple and pumpkin?

Super cool idea btw.

This one gets 3-4 cinnamon sticks and 2 vanilla beans in the secondary for 2 months. I'm going to toss them in once it clears a bit more. While it's young, the cinnamon is fairly potent, but with age it diminishes to a very pleasant background and the honey comes to the front.
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:07 PM   #14
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Don't know how you toss in your spices, but if you put them in a tea bag with a couple of marbles, it will sink nicely into the carboy. If you them tie a string to the bag you can pull the bag out when you feel the mead has enough spice.

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Old 12-28-2013, 09:45 PM   #15
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Your post was a lot different than fatbloke's, as you seemed genuinely interested. I was responding to his post, not yours.

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OK, well, then, my apologies...one of the hazards of internet discussion boards, I guess...it's all good
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:51 AM   #16
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I did the same type of project for the first time this year. I got about 6 days out of my pumpkin before it started to melt. Now its ageing in 2 one gallon carboys. Beautiful golden color. Am planning to add nutmeg and cinnamon.

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Racked it over to the secondary just now, on top of 3 broken up cinnamon sticks and 2 split vanilla beans. It wasn't as clear as I would have liked, but I was getting nervous about leaving it on that yeast any longer. It'll have plenty of time to clear now, as I'm leaving it in here with the cinnamon and vanilla for 6 months.

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Amazing. I wish I could try some I thoroughly enjoy pumpkin! I wonder if attempting this on a smaller scale (1-3 gallons) would be a good use of my leftover pumpkins!

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Mine has cleared very nicely. Great golden orange color. I need to learn how to post pics.



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