Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > newbie question
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-27-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9
Default newbie question

I had an idea and I wondered if anyone has ever tried this. Since it seems that most flavorings are added to the secondary when making mead, is it possible to experiment with recipes by buying a bottle of plain mead at the store and adding flavorings in order to pin down the amounts before you commit to a full batch of your own?

chormang is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2009, 06:56 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hiram, GA
Posts: 1,352
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


That is an interesting idea to be sure. One thing that might cause a problem is the fact that by and large most of those commercial meads won't have any yeast in them, so the sugars in the fruit wouldn't be consumed, unlike a mead that you do at home... at least the way I do my meads.

However, I guess it could be possible to just add some flavor extracts to the commercial mead to find out if you like a particular fruit in mead.

nealf is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2009, 07:39 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
EvilTOJ's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Portland, OR, Oregon
Posts: 6,465
Liked 37 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 3


Some meaderys also add fruit flavor to their meads as well. I know red stone has different fruit flavors.


There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

EvilTOJ is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie keg question KayaBrew Bottling/Kegging 2 05-19-2009 09:53 PM
Malt Rating Question (newbie question) LumberjackJohn Recipes/Ingredients 3 12-09-2008 06:22 PM
Question from a newbie turkey Mead Forum 4 09-17-2007 02:47 AM
Newbie Pot question spuddybuddy Equipment/Sanitation 13 04-16-2007 07:34 AM
Another newbie question... aldeswari Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 07-29-2006 05:51 AM

Newest Threads