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Old 02-13-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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it was a simple recipe honey water yeast and i added a apple cut up.
i left it in the primary for a month then racked it off. it sat there for another 3 months and it came time to bottle it to me. that and i was bottle some white wine. so of course there was half a bottle left over so i had to taste it...wow is it ever strong and smokey. is that normal? i am oing to age this for another 9 months or so to see if that strong flavours will mellow out a bit. hopfully they will.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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Yeah, I am 99% sure they will. I'm pretty sure the flavours are of the norm, but what was your honey and water ratios, and SG readings?

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Old 02-14-2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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i made a gallon batch and used 1 1/2 kg of honey. don't know the sg it tastes like there is a lot of booze in it.

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sounds like a normal young, high ABV mead to me.
just let it get some age and the honey flavors will come back and the alcohol heat level will dissipate.
What kind of yeast and honey did you use?

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Old 02-16-2012, 01:39 AM   #5
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i think nottingham ale yeast and local honey
how long would you let it age? i only have three wine bottles so i don't want to risk opening it up to early/

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