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Old 04-20-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default Just bottled - Cherry Bomb Mead

I started this mead last summer from cherries I picked locally and Blackberry Blossom honey I ordered from Oregon. That's it, well, and water. OG was 1.086 and I bulk aged for 8 months. This is a great tasting mead - tart, but with a little sweetness.

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Old 04-21-2009, 01:06 AM   #2
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wow i have never tried mead but that looks tasty

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Old 04-21-2009, 02:40 AM   #3
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That looks great! I love the label as well.

What about a recipe? I've got 4 lbs of cherries in the freezer begging to be used in a mead. I live in Oregon so getting the blackberry honey is a snap.

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Old 04-21-2009, 09:12 AM   #4
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Where did you get the goblet?


Very nice looking mead!!!

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Old 04-21-2009, 11:37 AM   #6
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That looks great! I love the label as well.

What about a recipe? I've got 4 lbs of cherries in the freezer begging to be used in a mead. I live in Oregon so getting the blackberry honey is a snap.
Not really much of a recipe since it's only cherries, water, and honey. I used about 2 pounds of cherries per gallon in the primary and enough honey to get the OG I wanted (I prefer to keep the starting gravity on most meads at 1.090 or so - one quart of honey per gallon +-), proper aeration and the introduction of nutrients at the proper time (lots of posts about this), and then another pound of cherries per gallon in the secondary for 3-4 more weeks. Ferment to dryness and backsweeten according to taste (I used one quart of honey in a six-gallon carboy). Lots of patience for bulk aging results in crystal clarity. Simple.
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Very cool, how exactly does the cherry flavor taste in it? (I have never had a cherry wine or beer)

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Perfect, since I wanted to do a gallon batch to start with! Thanks for sharing.

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Bee-you-tee-full!! I like the label art, too!

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I just transferred my mead onto another couple pounds of cherries in the secondary. I drank the hydro sample with a drop of stevia. This promises to a great mead. My OG was 1.125 and the SG at secondary was .980. Ouch!

Thanks for the recipe.

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