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Old 03-04-2013, 12:49 AM   #1
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Default Old batches of Joe's ancient orange

I made some batches of ancient orange about 2 years ago and forgot about them. I recently found them, still with the oranges in the fermenter and am not sure if I should bottle and drink the mead. Any suggestions?

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:55 AM   #2
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Yes! Try some and see how it is. With that high of an alcohol content, you have nothing to worry about in terms of health.

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:13 AM   #3
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I'd drink it...may taste like oxidized crap and have a few bugs in it from a dried airlock...but man up and take a swig.

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Drink it, I bet its pretty good

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Repeat after me: Nothing. Dangerous. Can. Grow. In. Mead. (or beer, or wine...) Bottom line is it won't make you sick...It may or may not taste good, but it will not hurt you, so you have nothing to loose giving it a try! Please report back....(with pics and tasting notes if possible!)

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Repeat after me: Nothing. Dangerous. Can. Grow. In. Mead. (or beer, or wine...) Bottom line is it won't make you sick...It may or may not taste good, but it will not hurt you, so you have nothing to loose giving it a try! Please report back....(with pics and tasting notes if possible!)
+1 to this. Lets see this stuff!
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That means we want pictures too! :-)

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That means we want pictures too! :-)
Agreed. Now it really is ancient. Buh dump
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OK, Call me crazy but, I'm such a fan of JAOM that I've been known to rack (just before bottling) and then drink the 1-2 icnches of stuff left behind. It tastes great and I've never felt any ill effects. Don't ask my wife to confirm that though.

I've never left it going for 2 years but I'm sticking with the motto of: "If it's JAOM and you made it right, I'll drink it. Bugs and anything else that may have crawled into it"

Hey milborn, how did you make out? Did you drink it, save it, toss it? Name it and claim it as a dependant on your taxes?

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Old 03-11-2013, 12:58 AM   #10
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Thanks for the help, I'll bottle in next few weeks and try to post pictures.

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