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Old 05-01-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default has anyone made a red hot's mead yet?

i was going to start looking into makeing a red hot's based mead as an experiment but was wondering if anyone out there in mead land has attempted such a task.

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Old 05-02-2012, 02:34 AM   #2
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I've made a cyser with atomic fireballs. It is really good. I put 10/gallon in the secondary and leave for a few months at least before I bottle.

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Old 05-07-2012, 05:30 AM   #3
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I made Atomic Fireball Mead from a recipe by Randy Mosher. I loved the taste; it was like drinking hot cinnamon candy, but not too sweet. Just one problem, though. The cinnamon oil never really dissolved. I've been advised to get a cinnamon candy flavoring. I'm definitely going to try it again.

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OMG, this is something right up my alley. Made me drool thinking about this. If someone has a successful recipe I'd be *extremely* interested to get it!

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OMG, this is something right up my alley. Made me drool thinking about this. If someone has a successful recipe I'd be *extremely* interested to get it!
I've made an atomic fireball cider twice now with good results both times. I just made a basic hard cider with a lil sugar added to up the abv%.

I let it ferment dry then I added 10 atomic fireballs / gallon and let it sit until they dissolved completely.

Gives it a nice red blush color. It is my most popular cider amongst my
friends. I find backsweetening to around 1.015 really brings out the "hot Cinammon" associated with atomic fireballs.

I've not had an issue with oils?

I see no reason this wouldn't work with a basic mead also. I certainly would use a cheap honey as the fireballs will dominate the flavor profile.
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Who is red hot, and what is his mead like?

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Old 05-07-2012, 06:02 PM   #7
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lol
red hot candies, http://candyaddict.com/blog/2007/07/...back-red-hots/

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Couple of years ago I had the pleasure to sample a red hots mead at a homebrew party. I don't have a recipe, but I can verify that it is indeed a tasty drink! The color is amazing and there is less cinnamon flavor than you might think. Of course that depends on the amount of red hots you use.

I wish I had taken notes on it.

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I've made an atomic fireball cider twice now with good results both times. I just made a basic hard cider with a lil sugar added to up the abv%.

I let it ferment dry then I added 10 atomic fireballs / gallon and let it sit until they dissolved completely.

Gives it a nice red blush color. It is my most popular cider amongst my
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I've not had an issue with oils?

I see no reason this wouldn't work with a basic mead also. I certainly would use a cheap honey as the fireballs will dominate the flavor profile.
Thanks, this sounds awesome. Gonna add this to my 'must-brew' list.
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One redhot mead/cider 3 weeks old.
2 pounds honey, 3/4 gallon cider, whole bunch of redhots!

JOAM and a Lemon Mead on either side as well.

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