The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > Green olive mead??

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-02-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
The Happy Mug
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
The Happy Mug's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Beautiful Colorado, USA!
Posts: 444
Default Green olive mead??

My girlfriend and her mother brewed a mead seven months ago. Right now, it has this green olive smell to it. They primaried in a plastic water bottle. The guy at the brewstore tried a bit, and said it just needs more time. Anybody had any similar experiences?

__________________

Allergy Warning: This post was made by a person who may be nuts

From the store: Nothing right now, how sad
Up Next: Thinking about an amber rye
Secondary: "Not as Pale as Death" pale ale (since april, man I hate bottling.)
In bottles: Lager than Life Beer, Rocky Raccoon Honey Lager, A nameless Imperial Stout (my first AG!)

The Happy Mug is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2005, 05:40 PM   #2
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,951
Liked 82 Times on 72 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

7 months? It should be ready, but what was the recipe?

__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2005, 06:26 PM   #3
Mindflux
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pflugerville, TX
Posts: 245
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Meads often take a year or more. How long was it in the Primary? Those plastic water bottles (blue ones like ozarka etc) have too high of an oxygen permeability for long term storage. Hopefully it was in a glass (or other non o2 permiable media) for the bulk of the aging?

Also did they rack it off the lees every 2-3 months?

__________________
Mindflux is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2005, 10:31 PM   #4
Regicider
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 56
Default

Happy Mug, you had me really scared there for a moment! I saw the title and thought it was a request for a recipe...

I can't really contribute to this topic, so I'll shut up just after I say that I hope the mead will be all right.

__________________
Regicider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2005, 10:35 PM   #5
Janx
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Janx's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 1,688
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts

Default

In my experience, mead can be at its yuckiest at 7 months. They don't seem to get really good until a year or better yet two or better yet...well, you get the idea.

I bet time will help sort things out...

Cheers!

__________________
Oh don't give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
No, don't you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die
Won't you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit
Janx is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2005, 09:22 PM   #6
The Happy Mug
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
The Happy Mug's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Beautiful Colorado, USA!
Posts: 444
Default

Sadly, a plastic deep-rock water bottle was the original vessel. It was in there for a couple months before being transferred to a glass secondary. Right now it's in bottles.

__________________

Allergy Warning: This post was made by a person who may be nuts

From the store: Nothing right now, how sad
Up Next: Thinking about an amber rye
Secondary: "Not as Pale as Death" pale ale (since april, man I hate bottling.)
In bottles: Lager than Life Beer, Rocky Raccoon Honey Lager, A nameless Imperial Stout (my first AG!)

The Happy Mug is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
olive oil? stevenryals Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 02-15-2011 06:36 PM
Just had my first ever sip of Mead (Green) JoeMama Mead Forum 10 03-28-2009 03:51 AM
mead + green tea + fruit...good? phissionkorps Mead Forum 13 03-26-2009 07:30 AM
Green Tea Mead zonchar Mead Forum 17 03-11-2009 07:28 AM
Olive Oil? RonRock Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 09-29-2008 01:21 AM