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Old 09-17-2010, 12:44 AM   #1
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Default Peruvian honey, need input

I just got some honey from Peru that I really want to make a mead out of. Its got a very distinct flavor. The only problem is that there is only a little over a pound of it. I was thinking about either mixing it with something like clover honey and maybe the Peruvian honey would stand out, or making a light show mead with a couple pounds of clover honey and backsweetening with this. Any thoughts?

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Old 09-17-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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If you plan to make it semi-sweet or sweet, you might make a traditional mead with some bland, light honey, then use the Peruvian honey to backsweeten so that you keep as much of the Peruvian honey flavor and aroma as possible.

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Old 09-17-2010, 09:07 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks. Should I use store bought clover honey then? Is that what you mean by bland, light honey?

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That would work if you want to showcase the aroma and flavor of the Peruvian honey. Even better would be to get some more of that honey.

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Thanks for the reply. Now I just need to send my sister back to Peru and get some more of it

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Thanks for the reply. Now I just need to send my sister back to Peru and get some more of it
Hey, this is the internet age...do some Googleing and who knows what you might come up with!
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This would be a very expensive mead, but: http://comprasperu.com/product_info....=google-simple

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