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Old 03-23-2013, 01:53 AM   #51
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Wouldn't Lemons be a better citrus for Dornish Meads? Since they are known for using lemons with most of their recipes?

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:32 PM   #52
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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.

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Im being boring and have a Joam on from the 1st and just put on a joes quick grape. I have dragonfruit coming next week but what to make that could be drinkable in time.
Was thinking a joes quick grape using white welsh's grape juice and add the dragon fruit as secondary?

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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.

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Looks amazing. Glad to see someone took my idea from the other thread and ran with it. I hope it turns out amazing.

I plan on making a dragon fruit mead at some point. Money being an issue right now I have thrown it on the back burner. When it does get made it will be either a pure dragon fruit melomel or a dragon fruit/passion fruit combo.
I was also going to use either tupelo or meadowfoam honey.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #55
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Looks amazing. Glad to see someone took my idea from the other thread and ran with it. I hope it turns out amazing.

I plan on making a dragon fruit mead at some point. Money being an issue right now I have thrown it on the back burner. When it does get made it will be either a pure dragon fruit melomel or a dragon fruit/passion fruit combo.
I was also going to use either tupelo or meadowfoam honey.
It sounds like a great idea but I'm having issues with mine. I used a WYeast Accelerator Pack, which swelled within an hour, so I'm thinking the yeast was healthy. But for some reason there was never a vigorous fermentation period within 72 hours, and it's only bubbling once every 25 seconds or so. I'm thinking the pH might be an issue, but I don't have any strips or anything to test with. Any idea what else could be causing this?
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It sounds like a great idea but I'm having issues with mine. I used a WYeast Accelerator Pack, which swelled within an hour, so I'm thinking the yeast was healthy. But for some reason there was never a vigorous fermentation period within 72 hours, and it's only bubbling once every 25 seconds or so. I'm thinking the pH might be an issue, but I don't have any strips or anything to test with. Any idea what else could be causing this?
Feed it nutrients.
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Feed it nutrients.
And when you feed it, do it in a sink or tub. Did this for the first time recently, and it generated a -LOT- of foam very quickly, and well, that area tug needed washing anyway.
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I should be off to the local dragon fruit farm/orchard(whatever you call it) tonight. See how much they are willing to give in return for some finished product. I was thinking of adding rewarewa honey.
Is the dragon fruit to subtle to do a straight batch. I see the recipe above has raspberries/blueberry etc as well but I was just afraid they might overpower it.
Do you think it would go ok trying a batch of JOAM with 2 to 4 instead of orange as well. Maybe add some more when fermentation stops to give a boost in flavour?

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And when you feed it, do it in a sink or tub. Did this for the first time recently, and it generated a -LOT- of foam very quickly, and well, that area tug needed washing anyway.
Did you add the nutrients dry, or dissolve them first? There will be much less foam if dissolved first.
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I should be off to the local dragon fruit farm/orchard(whatever you call it) tonight. See how much they are willing to give in return for some finished product. I was thinking of adding rewarewa honey.
Is the dragon fruit to subtle to do a straight batch. I see the recipe above has raspberries/blueberry etc as well but I was just afraid they might overpower it.
Do you think it would go ok trying a batch of JOAM with 2 to 4 instead of orange as well. Maybe add some more when fermentation stops to give a boost in flavour?
I don't think the dragon fruit and the cloves would meld the way cloves and oranges do.
I do think that dragon fruit would need to be added in secondary to retain their flavor.
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