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Posted in thread: Some help needed on 06-24-2015 at 10:58 PM
Sounds like a very good batch. I would use alfalfa honey. It's robust and will stand up to the
other flavors well.I make my own extract but I would go about 1/8 cup of vanilla.Oak, I would
use last af...
Posted in thread: First Mead Batch--Cloudy and Tastes Weird on 06-24-2015 at 10:51 PM
General rule, if it's cloudy, it's not done yet. If it has taken a while, use a fining agent.
Then wait. With a rare exception or two you should be able to read newsprint through it if it
is in glass....
Posted in thread: Mojito-mead recipes? on 05-13-2015 at 10:52 PM
I did a Mojito mead once. It was Lime, Vanilla, Mint. Turned out great.I used Lime zest in the
primary, Lime Juice in the secondary. Home Made Vanilla Extract and Home made Mint extract. The
Posted in thread: What to do with my JAOM? on 03-30-2015 at 09:57 PM
Also, even if a Mead is undrinkable. Make a marinade. I had a Watermellon mead that was
atrocious but it make a great cook medium for pork roast. My that was yummy
Posted in thread: Peach Mead? on 03-05-2015 at 08:26 PM
I agree, put all fruit in the secondary, use 12 pounds. Raisins? Well, you can leave them for a
little body but I personally would leave it out. I would think about oaking it with 1 oz of
Posted in thread: Does Young Mead have that "Hot" turpentine/Jet Fuel Character? haha on 03-04-2015 at 10:26 PM
Nearly all mead will be this way only 2 months into the ferment. Even 2 months into the aging.
Simple advice: Let it age for at least a year.
Posted in thread: Pumpkin: how do you add it to mead? on 02-26-2015 at 10:48 PM
I have dealt with pumpkin before, My best advice is to 1. Roast it, you wont get good flavors
if you don't, 2. cubes or mush in a large mesh bag, you will get lots of sediment anyhow but
this will be ...
Posted in thread: When is it safe to bottle? on 02-25-2015 at 11:04 PM
There are 2 things that I look for when thinking about bottling.1: Hydrometer readings have
stayed the same for 3 weeks strait.2: When it's clear enough to read through. This is a bit of
a judgment ca...
Posted in thread: Raw Honey on 02-25-2015 at 06:08 PM
I have always wondered how bee keepers track those little guys and train them to only gather
from a single flower. Do they all have little ankle bands? :DActually bees have been known to
harvest from ...
Posted in thread: Raw Honey on 02-24-2015 at 10:56 PM
"American Bees" now that cracks me up.Were they Native American or Nationalized? Oh, now that
is rich. Not something that I would put on a label. Trust me, get your honey from a local
apiary or as clo...