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Old 01-14-2013, 12:01 PM   #21
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vinted a brochet yesterday....
see burnt mead thread..

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Old 01-14-2013, 07:29 PM   #22
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Acerglyn- smoked bacon
Melomel- smoked cherry
And I wanted to start experimenting with a ginger tea mead.

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:34 PM   #23
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Acerglyn- smoked bacon.
Please tell me how you are going to make a bacon flavored mead. This I gotta see.

Bacon :drool
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:23 PM   #24
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Please tell me how you are going to make a bacon flavored mead. This I gotta see.

Bacon :drool
Well. I was at my friends taco party and he had bacon flavored caramel for churros. And it got my brain to chugging along the prospects of bacon mead or bacon acerglyn. So after 30s of finding out how he made his caramel taste so bacony. I was already making plans.
Since I'm not making caramel I cant just use the drippings. So what I'm planning,

boil water with bacon in it. (I'm not sure of ratios yet. This was going to be part of the experiments) it could be as simple as 1Lb-1gallon. But to concentrate the bacon flavor the water will need to be reduced. I'm thinking by about 1/2 so ill end up needing to make enough bacon to water to allow the 1/2 reduction to be plenty of water for the batch I'm making.
I'm not sure if this helped. It's all still in the experimental stage. And at the end it might just stay mental... But I'm going to try any way.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:34 PM   #25
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Right now, I'm in the process of making:

Spiced Orange Mead
Lemonade Mead

I figure I'll start the year off simple, then get the ball rolling!

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #26
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-5 gallons of Caramel Apple Cyser, which I started two days ago. Hoping it'll be ready for Christmas

-5 gallons Multi-berry melomel made from home grown Black Raspberries, Raspberries, and whatever else comes in this year. I also have a barrel I used to age a batch of rum, which I might use to age this stuff for a year or so.

Perhaps some sort of green or white tea, tupelo honey, mint combination. Depends on if my tea plant is ready or not.

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:54 AM   #27
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Well. I was at my friends taco party and he had bacon flavored caramel for churros. And it got my brain to chugging along the prospects of bacon mead or bacon acerglyn. So after 30s of finding out how he made his caramel taste so bacony. I was already making plans.
Since I'm not making caramel I cant just use the drippings. So what I'm planning,

boil water with bacon in it. (I'm not sure of ratios yet. This was going to be part of the experiments) it could be as simple as 1Lb-1gallon. But to concentrate the bacon flavor the water will need to be reduced. I'm thinking by about 1/2 so ill end up needing to make enough bacon to water to allow the 1/2 reduction to be plenty of water for the batch I'm making.
I'm not sure if this helped. It's all still in the experimental stage. And at the end it might just stay mental... But I'm going to try any way.
Sounds like it might work. You'll need a way to skim the fat and out off the liquid though. That will not be good in the mead, and I've no idea how the alcohol and oil will interact. Just some thoughts... Now I'm going to do research on how to make a bacon essence/extract.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:15 PM   #28
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I bet if you browned some high quality bacon, then boiled in water for a few minutes, then transfer to the fridge for 24 hours you could then skim all the fat off the top and just use the flavourful liquid.

I don't even see the need to reduce, as water is needed in your mead anyways

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:54 PM   #29
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graff, strawberry graff, cyser, cherry cyser, traditional mead, oaked traditional, hopped traditional, traditional with rose hips, blueberry mead, concord pyment...all going right now....my goal this year is not to have any empty glassware.

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:09 PM   #30
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My mead plan this year, brew more of it. I made two batches a couple of years back, but recently picked up a couple of small kegs I'm going to dedicate to meads, which the wife prefers over beer. With those batches I did one straight dry and one semi-sweet and split each batch and made a couple of metheglins. I picked up some raspberries last weekend and my first melomel is into it's fourth day of fermentation.

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