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Old 10-26-2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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Ok. I'm ready to make JAOM and I have enough for a two gallon batch. I'm going to split the batch into two, one gallon glass carboys and I'm going to follow the recipe strictly for the one w/ the Fleishman's bread yeast, but I thought about changing the second one to EC-1118 or maybe even D-47. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Old 10-27-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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I just the put airlock on my first gallon of JAOM about ten minutes ago. I may not even let the stuff ferment it smells so good. I got these four other one gallon glass jugs from making Apfelwine sitting around, but they are getting filled up this weekend. Just follow the recipe, it is going to be really good.

I might even drink the first gallon like tommorrow, wow.

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Old 10-27-2007, 11:58 PM   #3
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I've done JAOM several times...its delicious! I would recommend just doing the recipe as is....if you like a really sweet mead. If you don't then maybe you could try another yeast if you want it to finish dry.

I think its delicious just the way it is and I have 2 gallons of it going right now for the holidays!

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Old 10-28-2007, 10:41 PM   #4
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So 22 hours into primary ferment I poured a pint out just to sample. Wow!! I'll have to start over with a clean jug here in a few hours I bet.

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Old 11-01-2007, 05:38 AM   #5
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I did one with ec-1118 and it was too sour to drink.

Follow the directions! if you're drinking it 20 hours into a 2month process, you arent following what joe says.

It will taste so much better after a couple months than after a day. Even mo betta after 6 months in the bottle

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Old 12-05-2007, 02:35 AM   #6
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Does anyone have an approx. ABV on this? I'm about to try it and I was just wondering.

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Old 12-05-2007, 02:39 AM   #7
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If anyone has actually taken gravity readings it's easy to find out. Here's a good calculator link

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Old 12-05-2007, 06:26 AM   #8
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mine has been in the primary for just under a month, i used a different yeast, still a dry bread yeast its what I could find, and as of last weekend (21 days) i had an ABV of 13.5%

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Sorry to cut in, but I've got a quick question for you meaders. I just bought my first bottle of mead to taste and see if I'd be interested in brewing. Is it served chilled? I picked up Chaucer's- it's all my store had- and am looking forward to it.

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Sorry to cut in, but I've got a quick question for you meaders. I just bought my first bottle of mead to taste and see if I'd be interested in brewing. Is it served chilled? I picked up Chaucer's- it's all my store had- and am looking forward to it.
Chaucers is all I could find too. We liked it until we had the mead that I made!
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