While i am making JAOM and JWGM, along with apfelwein etc. I also want to make a traditional mead or 2, to experiment with in the secondary. One will most likely just stay traditional and the other will probably be racked onto some fruit of choice just to see.
For a recipe. I was thinking: (1gallon batch)
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My main Question would be, which honeys would you prefer a traditional is made with? I can get clover for 2.80/lb at a grocery store (which im using for all other meads), but I might mix it up and try a different honey, whether I can get it online or find it somewhere near me. My LHBS has 1 kind of honey and when i asked, it said its just normal raw honey from a local that they overprice for. Any suggestions on some spectacular honeys to use?
Would this recipe work? and when it comes time to rack onto secondary. Should i backsweeten with more honey or leave as is and see how it turns out in the long run?
Thanks a lot