Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Mead > Joe's Ancient Orange Mead

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-08-2012, 04:31 PM   #861
sweed
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Salem
Posts: 957
Liked 110 Times on 92 Posts
Likes Given: 34

Default


No need to sterilize, or sanitize. I just rinse off with water. The abv will get high enough to kill anything I feel. This is suppose to be ancient and easy. So don't worry and take a lot of time to clean/ sanitize.
btw whats the dark stuff on the bottom of the jugs in the first pics you posted last night?

__________________
sweed is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2012, 04:55 PM   #862
tre9er
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 4,372
Liked 232 Times on 196 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by sweed View Post
No need to sterilize, or sanitize. I just rinse off with water. The abv will get high enough to kill anything I feel. This is suppose to be ancient and easy. So don't worry and take a lot of time to clean/ sanitize.
btw whats the dark stuff on the bottom of the jugs in the first pics you posted last night?
I'm guessing that's honey that settled out?
__________________

_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
tre9er is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2012, 04:58 PM   #863
Vox
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 347
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by tre9er

I'm guessing that's honey that settled out?
Yes. It's honey. Should it not be like that? How does one get the oranges out afterward?
__________________
Vox is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2012, 05:20 PM   #864
CreamyGoodness
Grows On You Like Yeast
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CreamyGoodness's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Astoria
Posts: 6,650
Liked 1574 Times on 1112 Posts
Likes Given: 2512

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by Vox View Post
Yes. It's honey. Should it not be like that? How does one get the oranges out afterward?
Some people feel the need to shake to incorporate, some dont. Personally, I like watching the yeast eat up the honey a centimeter at a time, so its up to you. I personally employ a chopstick and a hearty shake to get the oranges out... probably the most labor intensive part of the whole process.
__________________


You are more likely to have a threesome with members of the Japanese women's curling team whilst spinning a plate on your head than you are likely to screw up a batch of JAOM.

YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!

CreamyGoodness is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2012, 06:13 PM   #865
Vox
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 347
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by CreamyGoodness

Some people feel the need to shake to incorporate, some dont. Personally, I like watching the yeast eat up the honey a centimeter at a time, so its up to you. I personally employ a chopstick and a hearty shake to get the oranges out... probably the most labor intensive part of the whole process.
I did shake it before putting the airlock on. I thought Joe said no shaking, no racking, etc.
__________________
Vox is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #866
CreamyGoodness
Grows On You Like Yeast
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CreamyGoodness's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Astoria
Posts: 6,650
Liked 1574 Times on 1112 Posts
Likes Given: 2512

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by Vox View Post
I did shake it before putting the airlock on. I thought Joe said no shaking, no racking, etc.
Right, shake before airlocking. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. For the most part I just watch the honey disappear slowly over several weeks.
__________________


You are more likely to have a threesome with members of the Japanese women's curling team whilst spinning a plate on your head than you are likely to screw up a batch of JAOM.

YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!

CreamyGoodness is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #867
Vox
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 347
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default


Ok. I won't sweat it. Do I need to wait til the foam retreats from the neck to top off with water? Should I use cold water this time?

__________________
Vox is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #868
CreamyGoodness
Grows On You Like Yeast
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CreamyGoodness's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Astoria
Posts: 6,650
Liked 1574 Times on 1112 Posts
Likes Given: 2512

Default


I never add water, but thats just me.

__________________


You are more likely to have a threesome with members of the Japanese women's curling team whilst spinning a plate on your head than you are likely to screw up a batch of JAOM.

YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!

CreamyGoodness is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 04:21 AM   #869
aryoung1980
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 311
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by hippo8046
Has anyone tried anything related to JAO and blackberries? I would imagine this would be something absolutely wonderful.
I've read every single post and there was not one blackberry variant. That was the sole reason I read them all. I have the original going now but I also want a blackberry version. I hope no one condemns me for not starting a new post but this is what I'm thinking for a one gallon batch:

3lbs clover honey
1lb frozen blackberries, thawed
fresh mint (unsure of how much at the moment)
5 whole black peppercorns
25 raisins
1tsp bread yeast
__________________
aryoung1980 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #870
CreamyGoodness
Grows On You Like Yeast
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CreamyGoodness's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Astoria
Posts: 6,650
Liked 1574 Times on 1112 Posts
Likes Given: 2512

Default


Ive used almost precisely that same recipe aryoung, but with mixed berries rather than all blackberries. It wasnt my favorite varient, but it was pretty great.

__________________


You are more likely to have a threesome with members of the Japanese women's curling team whilst spinning a plate on your head than you are likely to screw up a batch of JAOM.

YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!

CreamyGoodness is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Malkore's (not so) Ancient Orange Mead malkore Mead 173 06-21-2014 08:53 AM
Joe's Ancient Orange Mead - JOAM z987k Mead Forum 29 02-18-2012 10:50 PM
Joe's Ancient Orange Mead... Pyro Mead Forum 23 08-16-2011 03:39 PM
Joe's Ancient Orange... Cyser? LastKnight Mead Forum 3 03-03-2009 09:09 PM
Nerro's Ancient Orange Mead Nerro Mead 0 05-20-2008 09:10 AM