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Old 04-11-2009, 12:50 AM   #11
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Where do you pick up prickly pears? Are they a local thing, I have never seen any.
Central Texas is overrun with them. If you want to do some kind of trade, I can send you 10 pounds or so once the fruit starts showing. I have seen them at Whole Foods, but I don't know if that's available where you live.
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:53 AM   #12
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wow that looks like liquid hotness. Papazian's description of his prickly pear mead was enough to make me want to brew it. Someday I hope to give it a go.

Do I understand that that mead was in primary for 5 months? Seems a bit long, does it taste a bit yeasty?

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Old 04-11-2009, 10:23 PM   #13
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Where do you pick up prickly pears? Are they a local thing, I have never seen any.
Yes it is a local fruit that grows in the desert. They sell them at the mexican grocery stores here. They go for about 4lbs for a dollar.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:27 PM   #14
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wow that looks like liquid hotness. Papazian's description of his prickly pear mead was enough to make me want to brew it. Someday I hope to give it a go.

Do I understand that that mead was in primary for 5 months? Seems a bit long, does it taste a bit yeasty?
Yes it was in the primary for 2 months with first fruit addition the second addition went straight into the primary and it sat another 5 months.. I split the total fruit used into 2 additions.

This is not long for mead at all. I will rack a 3rd time before bottling and it will be crystal clear when I bottle.

Does it taste yeasty? I don't anticipate it will considering it will be as clear as water when it's bottled.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:12 AM   #15
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bottling this soon, Pics to come.

it's cleared.

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Old 05-24-2009, 03:47 AM   #16
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Where do you pick up prickly pears? Are they a local thing, I have never seen any.
Well, around here, it's not so much "find" them, as it is "avoid" the stickery bastages!

But, their fruit does make good Mead flavourings!

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bottling this soon, Pics to come.

it's cleared.
Can't wait to see how this looks when its cleared up!
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:58 AM   #18
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yeah me too. I think i'm going to try this for my first mead experiment. Just have to find the prickly guys first. I'm guessing somewhere in LA is a place to get them.

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most mexican supermarkets carry them. If they don't speak english there, chances are they have it.

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Cleared pics Brandon? Been waiting patiently!

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