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Atek 04-06-2013 04:50 AM

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Alrighty then, so I've racked and added 96oz lemon juice. I forgot to take a reading before the laziness kicked in again so my apologies. I did take a picture though, it had quite some time until it clears I fear but I'll do my best to keep you all updated. I do believe that this is gonna be awesome stuff.


Atek 05-05-2013 06:24 AM

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Agreed on the smoothness, it's very interesting. Maybe the tart just masks the normal young mead astringency? I racked mine again today, it is almost crystal clear now, I'm guessing just a slight dusting of sediment will still form. I have not back sweetened this yet. Can't decide if I want to stick with clover or go with something more floral like a tupelo.


Arpolis 05-30-2013 02:33 AM

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Sorry that I have ben so lazy and not posting pics but ill make it up tonight. I gave the Skeeter mead a second racking today to get off the fine lees and I stabilized and backsweetened with 3.5lb of honey. There was just enough I could not fit into the carboy to fill up a glass. Below is a pic of that to show how clear it is before sweetening. The carboy is after sweetening. Another month or so and it should be ready for bottles.

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Man I can not get over how smooth this young melomel is. I spooned in a little honey into the jar and it was really good. Oh man I can not wait for bottling day.


Arpolis 05-30-2013 02:33 AM

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Sorry that I have ben so lazy and not posting pics but ill make it up tonight. I gave the Skeeter mead a second racking today to get off the fine lees and I stabilized and backsweetened with 3.5lb of honey. There was just enough I could not fit into the carboy to fill up a glass. Below is a pic of that to show how clear it is before sweetening. The carboy is after sweetening. Another month or so and it should be ready for bottles.

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Man I can not get over how smooth this young melomel is. I spooned in a little honey into the jar and it was really good. Oh man I can not wait for bottling day.


Atek 09-20-2013 04:44 AM

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Bottled my skeeter mead today, man is it good!!!!


Atek 09-20-2013 04:44 AM

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Bottled my skeeter mead today, man is it good!!!!


Arpolis 11-01-2013 03:40 AM

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Ok here are some pics as I promised. On the left is a skeeter pee wine that is over a year old and on the right is my skeeter mead. The third pick is also skeeter mead.

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I was surprised the one with lighter color was the skeeter mead. I tasted the two side by side and wow the mead is so much better. But then again this last batch of skeeter pee was back sweetened with Splenda mostly. I tried to use some prong sugar and carb the wine but fermentation never kicked in. Also I was a bit low on the Splenda. So the skeeter pee is a bit more tart and has a bitter after tone. The skeeter mead is sweet and sour like you expect a lemonade. There is a lot less alcohol hot tastes in it compared to the wine. Soooo gooood!


Arpolis 11-01-2013 03:43 AM

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Hmm attachments did not all work. Try this:

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Arpolis 11-16-2013 11:42 PM

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Ok I ended up bottling. I bottled most of the skeeter pee then I had 36fl oz of "just tart cherry juice" in a gallon jar and I racked the S.M. Onto it till full. That then went into it's own bottles. So I have S.M. And Cherry S.M. Bottled. I calculate the cherry to be just over 7% ABV and OMG is it good!!!!! Here are some picks:

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Arpolis 11-16-2013 11:43 PM

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Here is the cherry:

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