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Old 11-12-2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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For my next batch I will be doing a white grape juice mead (pyment). I will be using 2-3 lbs of honey. How much juice should I be using in a 1 gallon batch?

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Old 11-12-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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The pyment I'm presently making uses the following ingredient amounts:

  • 8 Lbs honey
  • 4 gallons varietal grape juice
  • 10 cups water (to help mix-in the honey)
The resulting total must volume is 5.4 gallons. I believe you should be able to ratio these amounts to your 1-gallon batch...
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:25 PM   #3
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I do not think there is a correct answer to your question. It is a matter of taste and goals. What kind of juice are you planning on using? If you are planning on White Grape Juice from the grocery, then 2 quarts is probably plenty unless you really want a country wine type of mead. If you are using a good wine grape juice then 2 quarts would allow the fermented honey to dominate with more subtle wine flavors. Using all juice will give you more wine flavors than mead. Or you can try something in between. All are good. What do you want?

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