Originally Posted by tom_gamer
I don't know if I want to try anything that's not in mead terms. Lol
It's mead lol. The main fermentable is honey lol.
No I haven't lol. What I did is basically steep a whole sliced cucumber and a few sliced jalapenos in hot water for thirty or so minutes. (Minus the seeds) Then remove them and stirred in the honey. Then I basically "dry hop" with chopped fresh jalapeno, no seeds, and cucumber for a week after it was done fermenting. I think I used 3.5 lbs of honey and about 5 total jalapenos and 2 cucumbers but I need to check the notes for a gallon batch.
You taste the sweet pepper with no heat and a mild cucumber flavor that adds refreshing qualities to the mead. The jalapeno is the main flavor but I notice the cucumber.
My dad and brother in law* actually liked it. I didn't back sweetened it and it has a huge jalapeno/cucumber aroma to it. Im going to make a bigger batch of it soon.