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Old 04-27-2009, 02:44 PM   #1
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Anyone used bentonite clay to fin their mead? Need to know how the clay will affect the profile of the honey flavor. I've read that it has been confirmed to affect the flavor and aroma of wine.

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Old 04-27-2009, 06:39 PM   #2
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I use it all the time, and I've never seen any difference in the flavor after using it as a fining. I would guess it would only affect the flavor if it's still in suspension when the mead is bottled. The package I have says to leave it in there at least 3 weeks before racking, I always wait over a month or more before racking.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:54 PM   #3
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Same here, usually use Bentonite with meads and melomels, but never had a loss of flavor or aroma.

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