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Posted in thread: Medieval Burnt Mead! on 05-21-2011 at 05:38 PM
If I'm reading wikipedia right, sucrose caramelizes at 230 F and fructose caramelizes at 320 F.
Has anyone tried heating to caramelize the sucrose, but keep the fructose. If so, how did that
Posted in thread: Planning a poltorak mead on 04-04-2011 at 10:15 AM
I'm also trying to work out how this would be done. There are some really helpful threads at
Gotmead.com including found this PDF to be very informative luck
Posted in thread: Honey cost? on 04-02-2011 at 05:10 PM
My local bulk food stores sell it for about $2.00-$2.50 a pound.
Posted in thread: Winter Mead (melo-meth) on 04-02-2011 at 06:15 AM
So here's the plan:12 pounds clover honey2 gal. ocean spray cranberry juice2.75 gal. Mott's
apple juice.1 quart water5 cinnamon sticks10 cloves1 tsp. ground ginger1/2 tsp. ground
nutmegZest and juice ...
Posted in thread: What is the strongest mead someone has made? on 03-29-2011 at 02:41 AM
My plan was to start a six gallon batch, 2 honey 4 water. Then, rack half of it onto three gal
honey and the other half into one gallon bottles to play with. Even with only 2 gal honey in
the batch, f...
Posted in thread: What is the strongest mead someone has made? on 03-28-2011 at 06:29 AM
I'm daydreaming about making a Poltorak, or Polish Royal Mead, that'd be 4 gal honey for a 6
gal batch. Plan on using that for my daughter's 21st birthday (she's 2 months now) and every
fifth wedding ...
Posted in thread: Benefits of adding fruit during primary fermentation on 03-22-2011 at 06:53 AM
Sorry, I've not responded sooner, new kid and all, but thank you all for your responses.
Medsen, that thread is definitely getting bookmarked. :) Am I correct in thinking 3 lbs/ gal is
a good place to...
Posted in thread: Silly mistake, can it be saved? on 03-22-2011 at 02:23 AM
IMHO, don't toss it, whatever you do. Try something, if it doesn't work then you and everyone
here will know better next time. I'm new to wine and mead making and I have hundreds of
mistakes ahead of ...
Posted in thread: Benefits of adding fruit during primary fermentation on 03-18-2011 at 07:03 PM
I'm sorry if this has been covered in other threads, but I've not been able to find an answer.
What are the benefits of adding fruit to the primary? It seems to me that you would use more
fruit to get...
Posted in thread: Winter Mead (melo-meth) on 03-09-2011 at 12:04 AM
I'm going to try a 5 gal batch for next Christmas. I'm in the process of making a basic mead at
the moment, and trying to learn as much as I can. Should I use pectin enzymes, or will it clear