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Old 04-27-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
Mar 2009
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I had an idea and I wondered if anyone has ever tried this. Since it seems that most flavorings are added to the secondary when making mead, is it possible to experiment with recipes by buying a bottle of plain mead at the store and adding flavorings in order to pin down the amounts before you commit to a full batch of your own?

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Old 04-27-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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That is an interesting idea to be sure. One thing that might cause a problem is the fact that by and large most of those commercial meads won't have any yeast in them, so the sugars in the fruit wouldn't be consumed, unlike a mead that you do at home... at least the way I do my meads.

However, I guess it could be possible to just add some flavor extracts to the commercial mead to find out if you like a particular fruit in mead.

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Old 04-27-2009, 06:39 PM   #3
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Some meaderys also add fruit flavor to their meads as well. I know red stone has different fruit flavors.
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