So I want to try making some mead, what else do I need to know? - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > So I want to try making some mead, what else do I need to know?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-03-2009, 05:39 PM   #21
humann_brewing
More Humann than human
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
humann_brewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
the sun
Posts: 15,536
Liked 328 Times on 324 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
a year plus, and you'll be reworded with the sweet nectar of the gods...
I know I expected it. I did make a blueberry one that was barley over 1.1 and is quite a bit sweeter, I don't remember the gravity off the top of my head but think it was like 1.020 when transferred so hopefully that will be ready a little sooner. Still I am looking at next summer/fall before really tasting.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 06:27 PM   #22
humann_brewing
More Humann than human
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
humann_brewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
the sun
Posts: 15,536
Liked 328 Times on 324 Posts


So I finally bottled my orange mead batch last night that was made on 9/5/09. I tasted it at 2 months when I racked it and it tasted like rocket fuel and for good reason as it went from 1.123 to 1.000

So I tasted some again last night, had a little left over that wouldn't fill a bottle. Anyways, it was still super strong on the alcohol side. So being 7 months old now, how long should I expect this one to age before it will mellow out?

I have a clover that is tasting good now that stopped at about 1.020.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 06:29 PM   #23
AZ_IPA
PKU
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
The Cold Part of AZ
Posts: 52,072
Liked 8492 Times on 6865 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by humann_brewing View Post

So being 7 months old now, how long should I expect this one to age before it will mellow out?
Seeing that it's ~16%, probably at least 3-6 months. But as you know, be sure to save lots of it, because at 12+ it will be incredible!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 06:33 PM   #24
humann_brewing
More Humann than human
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
humann_brewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
the sun
Posts: 15,536
Liked 328 Times on 324 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
Seeing that it's ~16%, probably at least 3-6 months. But as you know, be sure to save lots of it, because at 12+ it will be incredible!
yeah, I am planning on just forgetting about this one for a while. Think I may crack one of the clovers this weekend for my party. I have a blueberry that I need to bottle as well. All of these were done last AUG/SEP.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 03:02 AM   #25
liquiditynerd
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Posts: 683
Liked 106 Times on 85 Posts


This is the exact thing that led me to researching oak barrrels. Mental picture, a room full of five gallon batches laddered to keep the pipeline in check. mmmmm.


__________________
....just add water.....

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kumquats!!! making my first mead with em' Snuffalupagus Mead Forum 22 04-25-2010 03:12 AM
I'm making some mead Brewsinn Mead Forum 4 09-17-2009 02:24 PM
Mead Making Books MTBREWDOG Mead Forum 10 03-10-2009 07:33 PM
So I'm Thinking About Making a Mead... jeremy13586 Mead Forum 5 07-08-2008 04:35 AM
first time making mead 123 Mead Forum 5 11-07-2007 02:24 AM


Forum Jump