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Old 09-08-2009, 01:10 AM   #11
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and anyways.... after a year just about anythign will have cleared up! dont think fast!

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Old 09-08-2009, 03:34 AM   #12
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Buy from a local bee keeper, I pay $15 for a gallon of honey.
I haven't paid that low for local honey in 4 years...$30, easily. That's why I a co-worker go to SAMs for me.
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:29 PM   #13
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Well, I haven't ever had mead, and would hate to spend a year waiting for something I'm not gonna like, not to mention the honey expense. Brewing it sounds interesting though.

also.. can you put it in beer style bottles with caps, or does it have to be wine bottles.

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Old 09-08-2009, 03:34 PM   #14
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You should probably consider trying some then before you make it. There are a few decent meaderies here in the US - I think Redstone is one that I've seen before.

If you're that concerned - buy a quart jug (should be about 3#) and find a gallon growler or wine jug and make a nice small one first. Also, think about making something like Malkore's Orange mead. It's simple and somewhat quick. You could also try Joe's Ancient Orange - but I've heard mixed reviews on that one.

Before you go buying bulk, you can invest about $10-12 in enough honey to make a small batch and see if you like it before going for big buckets.

Yes, you can make a carbonated mead in beer bottles, or still mead (non-carb) in them. No biggies. Some people say that caps are only good up to a few years - but I imagine you'll probably blow through many of your first few batches before you really start saving bottles for vertical tastings.

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Old 09-08-2009, 07:22 PM   #15
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half the recipe for malkore's orange would work in a glass gallon jug?

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Old 09-08-2009, 07:28 PM   #16
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I have not bought any and have not (yet) made mead, but a Sam's club had some honey for very cheap. I was tempted to buy it, but had not tried a mead at the time and did not pull the trigger. I think it was like 1/3 the price of the stuff I had been looking at. I have no idea what type it was either. Might be good to get started on, anyway.

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Old 09-08-2009, 07:35 PM   #17
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I haven't paid that low for local honey in 4 years...$30, easily. That's why I a co-worker go to SAMs for me.
The apiary in Bloomington has it for $15/gal(12lb) (and less for 60#/5gal) for whatever type he has at the time and here in champaign you can get 60# buckets for $80(last year's price).
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The apiary in Bloomington has it for $1.5/lb (and less for 60#) for whatever type he has at the time and here in champaign you can get 60# buckets for $80(last year's price).
Fixed that up for ya...I think...otherwise that guy is out of his flippin mind.
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Fixed that up for ya...I think...otherwise that guy is out of his flippin mind.
ah, nope! I meant gallon. Fixed.
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