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nyisles 03-13-2013 01:54 AM

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I made a traditional mead with oranges for the season 3 premier...im calling it Dornish Dew


Sollozzo 03-13-2013 02:52 AM

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Made my decision. Just picked up some ingredients.

"Dragon Horn Mead"

-Dragonfruit
-Horn Melon
-15 lbs. clover honey
-4 gallons distilled water
-Frozen Raspberries
-Blueberry Fruit Juice

Any suggestions on the yeast? I'm having good luck with the WYeast Sweet Mead Accelerator on my current batch which is ferming, but perhaps I should use something different for this blend.


Sollozzo 03-13-2013 02:52 AM

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Made my decision. Just picked up some ingredients.

"Dragon Horn Mead"

-Dragonfruit
-Horn Melon
-15 lbs. clover honey
-4 gallons distilled water
-Frozen Raspberries
-Blueberry Fruit Juice

Any suggestions on the yeast? I'm having good luck with the WYeast Sweet Mead Accelerator on my current batch which is ferming, but perhaps I should use something different for this blend.


Sollozzo 03-16-2013 09:42 AM

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Okay guys, just completed my brew.

To recap, this is "Dragon Horn Melomel"

-Dragonfruit
-Horn Melon
-15 lbs. clover honey
-Distilled water
-Frozen Raspberries
-Blueberry Fruit Juice
-WYeast 4184 - Sweet Mead

The fruit was all frozen prior to being used.

OG = 1.105 (unadjusted, @72 degrees)


macachoin 03-17-2013 05:59 PM

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After the first night, I went to my carboy and found the airlock dry. I'm hoping that it was not dry too long. The OG was 1.111 @ 71 degrees. The final recipe was:
13# blackberry honey
1 qt frozen blackberries
1 qt frozen huckleberries
2 cut up frozen star fruit
1 oz homegrown Newport hops
1 pt lingonberry concentrate
3 gallons of water
1 tsp yeast energizer

The hops and frozen ingredients were brought to boiling for 15 minutes then cooled before adding.
I debated about adding more honey and water but I like shade of red that I had at the start. So here's where I'm at, hoping for this batch to turn out well.


TheWeeb 03-23-2013 07:32 PM

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this is what I decided on. 10 pounds of locally sourced raw honey, six jumbo jalapeno peppers, three pounds of dates. I think that the dates would be grown along the south west coastal area of Essos, perhaps the peppers further inland where it is more arid. Honey, well, the bees are pretty much everywhere...

Edit: Smell of hot peppers and honey dates is intoxicating, and the yeasties have not yet begun to do their thing. OG 1.104.


p4ttythep3rf3ct 04-11-2013 05:46 PM

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I call it 'Taking the Black'. For those long nights on the Wall.

Type: Wildflower Bochet
Honey: 6 quarts Raw Wildflower Honey (mostly Tallow)
Water: 4 Gallons
Yeast: Lalvin ICV D47
O.G: 1.110
F.G: 1.012
ABV: 13%

Made as a traditional Bochet, except we used a lower heat over a longer time to caramelize the honey. About 6 hours of cooking time.

I always make a 1L yeast starter.

Once pitched (2/10/13), followed this SNA:
2/10: 2g FermK + 13g DAP
2/11: 2g FermK + 1g DAP
2/12: 2g FermK + 1g DAP
2/13: 6g FermK + 1g DAP
2/14: 12g FermK + 1g DAP

FYI, I work off of YAN calculations and not someone else's recommended SNA. This batch had about 290 YAN, not counting any GoFerm YAN addition.

Additional Steps:
3/13/12 - Racked into 5Gal Carboy, added 12oz Toasted Coconut, 2 split Madagascar Vanilla beans, and 4oz French Oak Dark toast cubes. Attached blowoff tube.

4/9/13 - Racked into new 5Gal Carboy.

The pic you see is from 4/10/13. Aroma is rich and wonderful, you can tell that this one will be amazeballs after it ages out for a bit.


TheWeeb 04-19-2013 02:50 AM

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Just shy of four weeks, racked to secondary to get it off the fruit/peppers and start the clarifying. Gravity reading an amazing .992 which puts this one at 14.9% ABV, and I am not sure it is done yet. The taste, earthy dates and green peppers, only a touch of heat, cannot tell it is so high in alcohol. Interesting for sure..

another reading 05/01/13 .990


TheWeeb 04-23-2013 09:02 PM

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I also have a bochet that has been going for about nine months now, created long before this thread It is interesting, how slow it is fermenting, as I check it monthly and it continues to drop a few points at a time. Crappy cell phone pic, but here it is on the right, with the GOT mead on the left.


TheWeeb 06-10-2013 12:10 AM

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Well, here it is, a 12 oz SAMPLE of my Calisi Capsumel mead for the opening of season 4, pulled today for tonight's season 3 ending, is this CHEATING? Honey, Dates, Peppers....



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