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Old 06-12-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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I was talking to a friend of mine lastnight about my mead and wine-making endeavours and he posed the question "Could you make mead with maple syrup instead of honey?"

Well, I didn't know what to tell him. Can you do that? Is it even called mead if you do? Does it taste like mead? Anyone tried this?

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Old 06-12-2006, 12:37 PM   #2
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Here are a couple of links with recipes that'll answer your questions:
Maple Wine
Maple Mead

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If you make with maple syrup instead of honey, it isn't mead. Doesn't mean it can't be good. If he can get ahold of it, I'd recommend he uses a Grade B or C syrup. The grading system was put in place when maple syrup was used mainly as a cooking sweetner, so the LESS flavor the syrup has the higher the grade. Vermonters defend this system by calling the lack of flavor "delicate". I used to date one. "You can tell a Vermonter, but you can't tell them much."
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:34 PM   #4
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Well, i'm not sure what it's called... we call it maple wine and make it from a top-secret recipe we had to get translated from italian... all I can say is that it goes really really fast.

we start with maple sap, add some crushed fruit, some other stuff, and let 'er sit.

good luck with it!

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