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Old 07-30-2010, 02:17 AM   #1
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Default Sourwood Dry-Medium Dry Traditional Mead

So I just put together a 5 gal. batch of Sourwood mead.

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12.25 lbs of Sourwood Honey
3 tsp yeast nutrient mix
Spring water to 5+ gal.
1 L. starter of Montrachet

SG 1.096ish

Aerated the crap out of it with my drill.

Anyone done a Sourwood mead?

Thoughts?

Tim

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Old 07-30-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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I'm surprised you got a gravity that high with only 11 pounds of honey in a 5-gallon batch.

Sourwood is a marvelous honey and makes great mead with a light flavor.

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Old 07-30-2010, 03:34 PM   #3
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Well, I put 2 gal. water in carboy, added all the honey, topped it up with water. Aerated, pitched, aerated, took gravity reading. I mean it was only 3 gal. of water.

I don't know.

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Old 07-30-2010, 03:58 PM   #4
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Bit of an edit, used 12.25 lbs instead of 11.....that's right I can't add oz. or convert oz to pounds in my head as well as I thought I could.

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Racking as soon as I find a carboy.....

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I never even heard of Sourwood Honey, that's what I love about meads.
How does the honey taste? Does that initial flavour come through with the hot batch now?

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