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Old 12-16-2009, 08:03 AM   #21
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Hey Summer. I just wanted to say thanx for the easy looking mead recipe. It looked simple enough, yet tasty enough for me to take a plunge towards my first mead. I've been just a brewin beers.

I started it out 2 days ago with a 3 gallon batch in mind. I found the blueberry/polmagranate just a tad more tart than I wanted so I went with 4 cans and a bottle of Wyman's Wild Blueberry Juice and bumped the honey to 7lbs clover. I'm two days into the ferment and I think I am going to up the batch to 5 gallons with some more honey and blueberry juice. I know I'm butchering you're recipe up here but I can't help myself. I'm a hopeless tinkerer. I've been doing some reading over at gotmead to help nurse me along.

I will up the fermaid k, energizer, and dap to cover the additional fermentables as my projections are I will have the equivelant sugars of a 1.100 with all I am adding. So I guess the aging time will be extended as well.

Anyway despite all the recipe deviations, which is my inquisitive dysfunctionality , I just wanted to say thanx for the intriging recipe that made me pull the trigger.

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Old 12-16-2009, 11:11 AM   #22
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sige, walay sapayan - you're welcome - enjoy!

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Old 12-21-2009, 07:56 PM   #23
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Summer.....Ok, I just racked this to my secondary today. Started the ferment on 12/10/09 and am just at 1.000 today (12/21/09) this about right? I tasted a sample..strong alc. smell, but nice flavor..not too hot actually, but a slowly warming sensation in your stomach. Now it's in secondary and will let it sit 3-4 weeks, then sorbate and bisulphite it, backsweeten and keg. This very well could be a winner for my SWMBO!!

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Old 12-22-2009, 11:25 AM   #24
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Sounds about right to me. I don't keg so as soon as it drops clear I bottle in crown caps and wait several weeks for it to become sparkling. I may have 3 or 4 22s left somewhere. Thanks for reminding me!

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Old 12-22-2009, 07:44 PM   #25
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yeah, I have high hopes for this one..I can't wait to try it!!

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Old 01-13-2010, 04:27 AM   #26
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What size are these cans of juice that you are using?

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Old 01-13-2010, 11:13 AM   #27
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They're not really cans, as such. They're 12 oz plastic containers in the frozen food section.

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Like juice concentrate?

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Old 01-13-2010, 11:57 PM   #29
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Yes.

8 cans Old Orchard Blueberry/Pomegranate concentrate (Wally World)
1/2 can Welch's white grape/raspberry concentrate

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Old 01-14-2010, 06:51 PM   #30
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I'm planning on making a batch of this soon but I don't have anywhere close I can purchase Buckwheat honey. Would some brown sugar be a close replacement?

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