Originally Posted by dougen
first time making this changed some things on it like the yeast. bread yeast really yuk
3 lbs orange blossom honey
1 tsp yeast nurt
1 gallon water
1 ec-1118 yeast packet
skiped the orange not a big fan
will see how it is in 2 months
Which will probably just give you a dry mead. After all, that's nothing like the JAO recipe, it's more of a dry traditional, that just happens to have some raisins (not necessarily a bad thing, they can help with nutrition some and with body/mouth feel).
The whole point of JAO is that the orange gives a bit of extra acid, plus flavour, yet the use of bread yeast is to allow for a lower alcohol product that poops out earlier leaving some residual sugars, that help off set any bitterness that might come from the pith of the orange. Plus the lower alcohol level and residual sweetness helps with it being ready to drink sooner than a traditional might be.......