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Old 10-21-2008, 09:41 PM   #41
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I am curius in any updates also... I will be purchasing the ingredients tomorrow and wanted to hear about it.....
Me too. How long before it's drinkable? How's it taste?
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:41 PM   #42
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So I managed to get Orange Blossom honey for this.

I'm looking to make a 4 gallon batch, using 9lbs of Orange Blossom honey. Would it be too much orange to then use 2 oranges in this, or should I pull it back and only use 1?

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Old 01-16-2009, 11:00 PM   #43
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Duffman, i was thinking of doing this with orange blossom too. Did you make yours? any updates?

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Old 01-25-2009, 04:58 AM   #44
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I made a batch of this back in April and just now bottled the first of it (I had 3 gallons for the flavored version, but had 1 gallon left over - don't ask me how but that's the way it worked out - so I fermented it separately in a little one gallon jug) - I bottled the unflavored gallon. Heh, I am usually not nearly patient enough to wait this long for something to finish. Anyway, I of course accidentally drank the mead from my hydrometer beaker after I was done. Pretty good! Going to bottle the flavored stuff tomorrow, and now I have very high expectations.

Thanks for the recipe!

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Old 05-10-2009, 03:01 AM   #45
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I just racked this one off earlier after putting it together a few weeks back.

OG was 1.096

today it was 1.012, we'll see how this goes, so far it seems very promising

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:52 PM   #46
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Figured I should post an update. I did sample a bottle a few weeks ago. Its fairly light, a nice sweetness, good honey aroma, and then the spices and orange come out as a secondary flavor, almost part of the aftertaste.

I'll be curious to see if it stays this way or if the flavors meld more. But it was very smooth, very drinkable. It'll be hard to save bottles for 2 years to try then

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Old 05-26-2009, 01:10 AM   #47
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when you bottle this, are we talkin beer bottles and caps?
Do you prime this at all?

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:52 PM   #48
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when you bottle this, are we talkin beer bottles and caps?
Do you prime this at all?
You can definitely use beer bottles, or wine bottles. I find it hard to drink a wine bottle of mead in a sitting though, so 12 oz longnecks work out to a couple wine glasses worth.

depending on the yeast strain used, you could prime or leave it still. both JAOM an MOAM are sweeter meads, so its hard to prime them because they are sweet due to the sugar content exceeding the yeast's attenuation.

of course if you have a keg, you can force carb, and then bottle.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:59 PM   #49
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Have you tried this with any other yeasts, particularly dry yeasts? My LHBS doesnt have the sweet mead yeast, and I cant see paying $7 plus shipping form an online retailer.

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Old 06-09-2009, 04:11 AM   #50
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Now that I've moved the AB to a secondary for oaking, I've got my Mr. Beer free and no big plans for it. Any reason I couldn't use it for a batch of this, 2.5 gallons or so, anyone know?

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