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Old 02-01-2007, 04:58 AM   #1
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I brewed a mead in April and kegged it about 3 months ago. The first couple of tastes weren't impressive. It had way too harsh of a bite and a lot of dryness. I let it sit and do it's thing. I took a sample tonight, and WOW. What a difference 3 months makes! This is really good stuff now. I can only imagine what a few more months - or years - will do to it.

I really do like mead, and it's SO EASY to make. Now I'm excited about my melomel. I should probably start up another one soon.

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I've had some 8-10 year old meads some of the locals have made. Amazing stuff. Even the Jolly Rogers mead was good after 5 years.

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I have a couple from '94 and '95 I think.

One of my granddaughter's is getting married in June. Maybe I'll crack 'em open.

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I have a couple from '94 and '95 I think.

One of my granddaughter's is getting married in June. Maybe I'll crack 'em open.
The blueberry mel is going to get bottled so it can age forever. Now I'm excited about doing a vanilla mead. I still want to do a marshmallow mead and a hibiscus mead, and a ginger mead, a cinammon vanilla creme...
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Marshmallow?! Adventurous!

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Now I'm excited about doing a vanilla mead. I still want to do a marshmallow mead... a cinammon vanilla creme...
I think the caramel cream ale got to em...

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The blueberry mel is going to get bottled so it can age forever. Now I'm excited about doing a vanilla mead. I still want to do a marshmallow mead and a hibiscus mead, and a ginger mead, a cinammon vanilla creme...

Go for the hibiscus first, it is amazing. I just racked my second batch. The recipe I used is.

15 pounds local raw mesquite homey
Half a pound hibiscus flowers heated to and held at 160 F for 30 minutes in one gallon of water.
2 tsp yeast energizer
2 tsp yeast nutrients
Red Star Premier Cuve
Water to 5 gallons
After 3 weeks in primary the S.G. is 1.010 and it has dropped clear.
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