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Old 12-23-2008, 09:16 AM   #11
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Hey "Ho",
Sorry I could not resist.
You already get enough tannins and nutrients from the raisins, that's what they are there for. I think you are in the danger zone of mixing very old recipes with newer science.

Case in point, Sir Digby said to mix the must until an egg floated 1/4'th above the surface. Thank you but I'll use a hydrometer and not put a nasty egg into my expensive must.

I would buy another fermenter, cut this batch in half and mix it with another batch of mead already in full fermentation with a healthy yeast starter. ( two packets of dry yeast going nuts for at least two days ).

From there, it depends on "ho" (how) it taste to you. (Sorry, I grew up in Hawaii and uncle Don always made "phun" of his name).

Best of luck, and welcome.


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Old 12-27-2008, 04:27 AM   #12
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Honey?!?!?! You are suppose to use HONEY?
Yes, I used 10# of Clover honey..

Kahuna, I am liking that idea. Get started on that right after the new year..

As far as making phun of "Ho", I have been told that I have been a "Ho" all my life.
Never take the small stuff seriously..

Thanks guys.


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