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Brandon O 04-06-2009 02:22 AM

Prickly Pear Mead Pics
 
I racked a 4-5 month old prickly pear mead into secondary yesterday. Here are the pics.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...um/PPMead1.JPG
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...um/PPMead5.JPG
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...um/PPMead7.JPG

Brandon O 04-06-2009 02:24 AM

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...um/PPMead8.JPG
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...um/PPMead4.JPG


And the dregs in a glass bowl to sample. Was really good.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...um/PPMead9.JPG

Yuri_Rage 04-06-2009 02:25 AM

I've always wondered what prickly pear mead looks like. I imagined a pale pink hue to an otherwise yellow mead. Wow, was I wrong! Looks great!

EonBlue66 04-06-2009 02:28 AM

Looks great! Can you post your recipe?

There are a lot of those prickly pear bastards around here those things are the devils work, with the amount of pain they have inflicted on me it is time to turn the tide.

BierMuncher 04-06-2009 02:33 AM

Someday I'm going to have to have a go at making a mead.

Brandon O 04-06-2009 02:52 AM

My recipe is for 5 gallons.

10lbs orange blossom honey.
Premiere Cuvee yeast
Stepped nutrient addition.

Once the initial fermentation stopped I added 12 lbs of prickly pear fruit.

This ends up being sweet because there are residual sugars left. it's not incredibly sweet though. Smells amazing and taste good. Another year or so and it will taste great.

EonBlue66 04-06-2009 05:00 AM

Cool Thanks!

blakey971 04-06-2009 08:27 AM

God damn, that looks good!

Aleforge 04-10-2009 01:40 PM

Where do you pick up prickly pears? Are they a local thing, I have never seen any.

Big10Seaner 04-10-2009 01:50 PM

That looks really good! My friend just made a mead, or mjod (scandinavian style mead), with peaches. There was also a little 2 row and some hops thrown in. I can't wait to taste it.


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