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  • Posted in thread: Best Blueberry mead ever! on 08-13-2014 at 01:57 AM
    Adding blueberries to primary will give it some complexity but not a lot of fresh blueberry
    flavor. You can add some more to secondary to punch up the fruitiness.

  • Posted in thread: Creamy's JA?M Score Sheet on 08-13-2014 at 01:50 AM
    Asparagus sounds pretty entertaining, so does fennel. I love cool green flavors, I'd consider a
    cucumber batch with a light honey. Lemon verbana (I did make this and it was tasty), lemon
    sorrell, cila...

  • Posted in thread: Mead not for Me!! on 08-07-2014 at 11:49 PM
    Hello, you inspired me to dig out one I had saved and taste it. Unfortunately I couldn't find
    it, so I started tasting some batches sitting around aging. Try it, if you like it then it's
    money well sp...

  • Posted in thread: Natural Alternate Yeast Nutrients on 07-30-2014 at 12:50 PM
    Just to pile on, here are some BOMM calculations using just dried fruit - the nutrient calcs
    are specific to the wyeast 1388 ale yeast but maybe it' something you can work with.

  • Posted in thread: Commercial made mead? on 07-30-2014 at 11:53 AM
    This joint has a mead tasting room, not sure if it's just for their mead or all the commercial
    mead they sell as well: kookoolan farms

  • Posted in thread: Chocolate Maple Mead help on 07-02-2014 at 12:35 PM
    I'd start tasting it several days after adding the vanilla - it can get overpowering pretty
    quickly. From what I've read of chocolate mead, it takes upward of a year for the flavor to
    settle down.

  • Posted in thread: Bitters & Mead on 07-02-2014 at 12:12 PM
    it would be interesting to see how a small batch of that might taste, but I wouldn't use more
    than a gallon for the experiment.Also I agree with fatbloke, add acid to reduce the impression
    of sweetnes...

  • Posted in thread: Buying Bulk Honey on 07-02-2014 at 12:11 PM
    I thought it was heat-pasteurized, but now I can't find anything about on their site.

  • Posted in thread: Blueberry Melomel (heavy on the blueberry) recipe & requesting tips on 07-02-2014 at 12:03 PM
    I have a batch of Blueberry mel about to get racked into secondary that used about 4lbs of
    fruit per gallon. I used RC-212 to get more of a vinous berry taste rather than over the top
    blueberry flavor...

  • Posted in thread: Pairings for Buckwheat Mead? on 06-19-2014 at 01:03 PM
    I use buckwheat honey all the time when making bread but the 4:1 buckwheat/wildflower mead I
    have aging is still pretty vegetal and gnarly even after 8 months. Of course, it's wildflower
    and was kind ...

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