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Posted in thread: prickly pear ipa on 12-17-2014 at 09:02 AM
I'm making a prickly pear mead at the moment. The fruits are intense in color, but mild in
flavor and don't have a super high amount of sugar. I'd probably chop up a pound and throw it
in the boil in ...
Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Melomel on 12-17-2014 at 08:58 AM
Well... adding the fruit solved the stuck fermentation issue and took it from 1.036 to 0.098.
lol It smells amazing, but it is 100% dry with absolutely no residual sugars left. I'm really
not sure how...
Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Melomel on 10-31-2014 at 07:33 PM
It's going pretty well. The flavor of the prickly pears comes through pretty well but it's not
overpowering at all. For all their color, they're actually a very mild flavored fruit. I say go
Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Melomel on 10-29-2014 at 07:31 AM
Well, for the last 3 or 4 days I've been seeing signs of active fermentation starting up again
so I'm pretty stoked. I'll take a gravity reading in a day or two to see if it has dropped at
Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Melomel on 10-24-2014 at 06:41 AM
So far so good. We'll see how this one turns out.
Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Melomel on 10-24-2014 at 03:10 AM
That's exactly what I wound up doing. Plus the taste of the orange blossom mead compliments the
fruit much more than the other one. I don't even think of bottling my meads until after a year
or more s...
Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Melomel on 10-23-2014 at 09:18 PM
Earlier this year I fermented out two batches of mead, one using raspberry honey and 71B-1122
which came out to 13.5% ABV, and another using orange blossom honey and D47 which came out to
11.2% ABV. T...
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Mine works great. No complaints here.
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Posted in thread: Tastes like gasoline. Ugh. on 06-27-2014 at 12:30 AM
Chaucers is kind of middle of the road. It's probably the most common mead you'll find that
doesn't taste horrible. If you see any Redstone mead, pick that up. Slightly more expensive but
ten times be...