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Old 04-05-2007, 03:19 PM   #1
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I’m going to be brewing a couple of 3 gal batches of mead (one sweet and one dry) soon and wanted to get some feedback. I want to make Hive Mead which is where, in addition to honey, you add all of the other bee products too (pollen, propolis, & royal jelly) rather then using yeast nutrient/energizer. Does anybody have any experience with Hive Meads? Any tips, tricks, or technique suggestions?

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Old 04-05-2007, 06:12 PM   #2
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http://www.gotmead.com/index.php The site is slow, but there's a pile of info.
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I've never heard of hive mead, but you may want to add the yeast nutrient as well. I know that it contains the necessary nitrogen for the yeast, unless one of the hive ingredients will add that as well.

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I've never heard of hive mead, but you may want to add the yeast nutrient as well. I know that it contains the necessary nitrogen for the yeast, unless one of the hive ingredients will add that as well.
Both pollen and royal jelly will supply nitrogen.
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Both pollen and royal jelly will supply nitrogen.
This would seem to be a more traditional way to make mead, from a historical point of view. I'm going to have to look into this!
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