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Old 12-25-2011, 11:20 PM   #101
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What type of DME was used?I assume it was Light DME?

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Old 12-28-2011, 04:01 PM   #102
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I'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying this recipe. There room for experimenting, as many of the posts show, and I'm sure there's room for improvement as well. The important ingredients are the honey, apple juice, and crystal malt - and even these can be substituted for different varieties, brands, and roast levels.

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Old 12-30-2011, 02:53 PM   #103
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Hey Summer...I've been absent from the boards for quite a while..took a break from brewing..but am kicking back up again..and this is going to be my first mead to make for the new year. Gathering ingredients now! I can't believe I haven't made this one yet, but there are soooooooo many good recipes and so little time!!! ha ha ha.

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Old 12-30-2011, 06:36 PM   #104
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just bottled my batch today which I noted about a 1.020-2 ish f.g. (if you recall I put all the buckwheat honey in upfront by mistake). Aside from standard green cider tastes it was very promising. I bottled about a case worth and plan to let it sit a long while before I crack one open.

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Old 01-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #105
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I'm ready to bottle. Can I possibly prime it by naturally allowing it to carbonate? Would the flavor change?

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Old 01-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #106
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I'm ready to bottle. Can I possibly prime it by naturally allowing it to carbonate? Would the flavor change?
This is a still wine if I am not mistaken. Be careful about bottle bombs unless you have a kegging system or plan to bottle pasteurize.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:33 AM   #107
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Gonna be making another batch of this soon. It's absolutely amazing, one of the best meads I've ever had (let alone made myself).

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:09 PM   #108
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Stupid question.... Cans you use generic normal every day use liquid honey? Also do you cut the vinalla bean pod in half?

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #109
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Stupid question.... Cans you use generic normal every day use liquid honey? Also do you cut the vinalla bean pod in half?
I think that you need to have the buckwheat honey to get the full effect (probably ok subbing regular honey for the other honey additions (clover and orange blosssom)). When I sampled mine at bottling, the buckwheat honey really added a flavor that you won't get with regular honey. Almost molasses like.

I cut my vanilla in half and scraped the seeds into the secondary.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #110
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What would you guys recommend for making a 1 gallon batch? just divide everything by 5?

Also since I'm a complete F.U.N. could you explain the steps for doing a yeast starter?

I'm getting ready to do a JAOM for my 1st try at Mead, but this one sounded sooo good...

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