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adamorantares 08-17-2011 04:31 AM

Lychee mead???
Anyone tried it? I think the flavor and aroma of Lychee would go really well with a mead. Need to get on the ball about it before lychee season is officially over here in S. Florida. Looking for some tips on quantity and wether to de-nut the fruit before using.

AZ_IPA 08-17-2011 04:34 AM

hmmm. Sounds interesting...

I have no advice other than that! :D

oldmate 08-17-2011 05:07 AM

Just from the fruit itself I can imagine that you would need a lot of lychees to get the flavour, especially in the secondary. I could imagine lychee going well with lavender if the lavender wasn't too overpowering. Might want to try searching for a recipe on gotmead.com.

Stout-n-Braggot 08-17-2011 05:44 AM

Never done it, but it sounds like it would be good. One of my favorite bars does infused rums and one of them is actually honey-lychee, dee-lish, a semi-sweet lychee melomel would probably be just as wonderful, with the added advantage of being able to consume more of it before getting too buzzed to enjoy it.
I would probably peel the fruit and remove the seeds, then dice them and freeze and thaw before adding. I don't know what sort of volume you would want though, likely a sizeable amount.
Good luck! Keep us posted!

mummasan 08-17-2011 07:51 AM

If you use fresh lychee remove the seed. I think lychee taste too good to be used to flavor mead. But the more I think about it the more I think it could be a good mix of flavors. I think I'll buy some canned lychee and mix some of the syrup in a glass of mead.

huesmann 08-17-2011 12:08 PM

I wouldn't want to have to peel all those lychees myself...

BBBF 08-17-2011 10:24 PM

I made a one gallon batch. I peeled the fruit and took out the seed. It tastes kind of like perfume. It isn't bad, but I'll never make it again. There's much better recipes I'd rather make.

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