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Old 04-06-2009, 02:22 AM   #1
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I racked a 4-5 month old prickly pear mead into secondary yesterday. Here are the pics.



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Old 04-06-2009, 02:24 AM   #2
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And the dregs in a glass bowl to sample. Was really good.

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Old 04-06-2009, 02:25 AM   #3
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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!

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Old 04-06-2009, 02:28 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 04-06-2009, 02:33 AM   #5
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Someday I'm going to have to have a go at making a mead.

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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.

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Cool Thanks!

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God damn, that looks good!

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Old 04-10-2009, 01:40 PM   #9
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Where do you pick up prickly pears? Are they a local thing, I have never seen any.

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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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