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Old 02-06-2014, 04:31 AM   #11
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I cold stabilized it and it tastes smooth with that bad taste. I thought it would be like drinkable after a month or two, like red wine lol

I'll be back on this in 7 months
Where did you get that idea ?

Red wines often havent finished extracting colour etc from the skins at that point (method/techniques and grape dependant).

Just because meads are made from honey why would they be any different ? How could they magically have any residual character of the original honey when most/all the sugars have fermented out and are now alcohol ?

A lot of young meads will indeed taste hideous for some time. 6 months aging is the very minimum.........
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:55 AM   #12
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Yeah, um, kits wines maybe. Most red wine spends over a year aging in Oak barrels, that's after it's finished fermenting.

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