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Old 08-24-2013, 06:16 AM   #1021
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This was made with 12# local NW Idaho honey and 1#strawberries 1/2# each blueberries/raspberries. I think I pooched it with this little bit though cause I got impatient with the extra 1Gal that wouldn't fit in my carboy and I ran it through a Pur filter.... >_>
This is my first time making mead and it's REALLY dry and super strong with a high acid flavor like super tart strawberries. I want to back sweeten it because it's supposed to be for a friends 21st bday. But I'm scared to.

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Old 08-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #1022
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Just bottled my Pumpkin Cyser and I'm drinking what wouldn't fit evenly into bottles. I have to say I am impressed as It's already easy to drink. I started at a O.G. of 1.155 and fermented down to 1.033 so it's really sweet, like a desert wine which is fine because it has pumpkin pie spices in it. I'm going to definitely make another batch of this but make it just a little less sweet but this is still a fabulous outcome for my third try at mead and it's not even aged yet.

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Old 08-25-2013, 01:09 AM   #1023
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Update. I added some vanilla bean and a couple cinnamon sticks to the carboy, I'm going to go and get some cloves to put in there too :3 I want that nice and spicy kick to it. What was in the bottle was the excess. After I re-racked the stuff in my carboy I had plenty of room for the excess I'd had before because I discarded all of the sediment. There's like little to NO headroom so I'm not worried about oxidization. When I had spiced the excess it tasted like a sugar cookie! TOTALLY YUMMY! I might have to pour our some though cause I want to add some more strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to it. Cordial ftw YUM!

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Old 08-28-2013, 06:04 PM   #1024
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JAOM on the left, strawberry vanilla done JAOM style on the right

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #1025
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14 Brave Thanes, Born little more than an hour ago.
3 gal. Batch
6# Honey
3# Maple Syrup
Fresh Apple Cider to make 3 gal.

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:29 AM   #1026
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Oh crap forgot to post some better pics of my previous mead, but here is a JAOM I had to do (because IM a cult-follower zombie?) It is something you just have to do when making meads it seems. Welp, here it is in its premature age,cant wait to see what happens. Ahh , life is a journey.

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:57 AM   #1027
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Bottled my second mead, elsewhere I had listed it as my first but I mentally blocked out my Cranberry mead from last year that lost all color and was nearly clear (see post #779 in this thread from April 2013).
Anyways, a nice cherry mead that finished just under 1.000 and to me just perfect. I feared it finishing too high and tasting like cherry cough syrup, but my fears were unfounded as this finished just right. This was just one gallon but I will make up a 5 gallon batch when temps cool down again.

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Old 09-03-2013, 09:14 PM   #1028
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Bottled my second mead, elsewhere I had listed it as my first but I mentally blocked out my Cranberry mead from last year that lost all color and was nearly clear (see post #779 in this thread from April 2013).
Anyways, a nice cherry mead that finished just under 1.000 and to me just perfect. I feared it finishing too high and tasting like cherry cough syrup, but my fears were unfounded as this finished just right. This was just one gallon but I will make up a 5 gallon batch when temps cool down again.
Would you be able to pm me the recipe or list the link to your recipe post? Thanks!
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:18 PM   #1029
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Bottled my second mead, elsewhere I had listed it as my first but I mentally blocked out my Cranberry mead from last year that lost all color and was nearly clear (see post #779 in this thread from April 2013).
Anyways, a nice cherry mead that finished just under 1.000 and to me just perfect. I feared it finishing too high and tasting like cherry cough syrup, but my fears were unfounded as this finished just right. This was just one gallon but I will make up a 5 gallon batch when temps cool down again.
Yes I would also like the recipe thanks in advance
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:19 AM   #1030
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He should put it in the Recipe forum so it's easy to find in the future.

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