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Old 02-24-2009, 07:15 PM   #11
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After 1 month in primary bucket, I racked onto 1 pound of dried bing cherries. No sulfites, however the ingredient list mentions sunflow seed oil. I rinsed the cherries off with tap-hot water to remove as much oil as possible. I also cut the cherries in half.

Racked into a 6.5 gal carboy. I had to top off with 1.75 gal of apple juice.

Begining gravity 1.110, gravity at transfer 1.002. Tasted dry and very strong alcohol taste.

Question is, how long should I leave on the cherries in secondary?

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Old 03-07-2009, 11:41 PM   #12
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Question is, how long should I leave on the cherries in secondary?
Leave them in until your next rack. 1-2 months or more is fine. This mead will be dry unless you stabilize and back sweeten to your taste. It will also be hot for several months.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:34 PM   #13
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What was your FG on this?

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Old 04-25-2011, 09:04 PM   #14
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After 6 months, mine is sitting at 1.040... POW, that is sweet... Ill have to make another batch and get it dry to blend

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Well, it won 1st in Open Mead as it stands at a huge home brew comp this weekend... so, not too shabby for super duper sweet!

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:40 PM   #16
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Thank you for recipe. Started a batch last night. Im relatively newbie, have done a few quick meads and ciders with success. I had a question about oxygenating, what do you do? Thanks for insights.

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Old 07-28-2013, 02:09 PM   #17
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This was sitting in the back of my closet for 3 years. Best mead I've ever made. Excellent. It was pretty awful after 1 year in tertiary. Glad I decided to keep it. Great recipe!!

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