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Old 06-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Holiday/Christmas Mead

I'm looking to make my girlfriends parents a festive mead. They love eggnog. Figured that wouldn't be the best to start off with as this would be my first mead.

I was thinking along the lines of a pumpkin/pumpkin spices mead. I've found a few recipes online but I turn to you fellow HBTers…

From your experience, what would be the best holiday mead to make as a gift for future in laws?



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Old 06-12-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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Here's one from the recipe section.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f80/sweet-potato-pie-mead-75582/



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Old 06-13-2012, 12:46 AM   #3
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a cyser that is spiced with apple pie stuff, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg type stuff would be nice, could be drank warmed like mulled cider or cold

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Do a search on the site for Fall Harvest Mind Crusher.

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I have a spiced pumpkin mead going right now. My only suggestion is to not use pumpkin puree. You loose a lot of volume. Best to try fresh pumpkin cut up fine in a mesh bag. Or if you can juice some pumpkin and strain off the puree, would work too.

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I have a spiced pumpkin mead going right now. My only suggestion is to not use pumpkin puree. You loose a lot of volume. Best to try fresh pumpkin cut up fine in a mesh bag. Or if you can juice some pumpkin and strain off the puree, would work too.
bet seasoning the diced pumpkin with pie spices and roasting it would add really nice flavor to the mead, with all the spices and the pumpkin caramelizing some. Just don't take it to the full fork tender soft or might end up with a similar issue as with the puree.
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thanks for all the great suggestions. I've decided to try out the suggestion from Taise.

Using the recipe for Sweet Potato Pie Mead by summersolstice.

I'll update you guys when I start it.

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Just put the 2 gallons to sleep for a few weeks. It smells incredible. If it taste like it smells it's exactly what I was after.

Thanks again for the suggestions.



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