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Old 12-13-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default Won 12lbs of Orange blossom honey... Now what?...

Looking to maybe make 3-4 different meads / melomels / etc... Still debating on what to add at this point... Regardless, should I make all of the batches independently or should I just start a single batch and then split it to respective secondaries?

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I would experiment a bit with individual batchs and see what one you like the most. Then you can always make a bigger batch down the road.

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Old 12-13-2009, 07:03 PM   #3
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I'd suggest making a 4g batch...your 12# + 3g water.
D47 yeast.

Then in secondary, leave one straight, and experiment with the other 3 to have a bunch of 1g batches (if you have enough 1g jugs). Otherwise, split in half, one straight the other with fruit juice.


Consider buying a pound or two of honey to backsweeten anything that gets too dry for your taste.

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Old 12-13-2009, 11:40 PM   #4
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I'd suggest making a 4g batch...your 12# + 3g water.
D47 yeast.

Then in secondary, leave one straight, and experiment with the other 3 to have a bunch of 1g batches (if you have enough 1g jugs). Otherwise, split in half, one straight the other with fruit juice.


Consider buying a pound or two of honey to backsweeten anything that gets too dry for your taste.
I would do the exact same thing.

Leave 1 a show mead, then make a couple of melamels; maybe 1 raspberry, 1 cherry, and one mixed berry?
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:28 PM   #5
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+ 1 on the show mead, a medium show mead made with orange blossom honey really rocks after a couple years of aging. Regards, GF.

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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It's xmas time send the honey to me!! Tis the season to give.hmhmhm. Good ideas above, I just couldn't resist.

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Old 12-23-2009, 01:22 PM   #7
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This is very easy, you give the honey to me. I should have won that in the raffle...

Otherwise I would do what jezster6 said.

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