Originally Posted by Don "Ho"
Would you be so kind as to share that reciepe? I have an empty 3 gal carboy needing to be filled.
Although I am hesistant to share an unproven recipe, I will as long as it is understood that what follows is a 1st-cut recipe with no guarantee as to its result (even though it seems to be be doing quite well...)
Hightest's Klapøjster Mjød
Clone (3 gal) - OG 1.123
- 4½ lbs Wildflower honey
- 5 Lbs Alfalfa honey
- 2 gal water
- 5g potassium bicarbonate
- 1st stage nutrients (4.1g ea Fermaid-K & DAP)
- 8g R2 yeast (rehydrated IAW my FAQ, and then poured into the must, BUT NOT stirred-in)
- Add stage 2 & 3 nutrients IAW my FAQ (stage 2: 2.5g ea.; stage 3: 1.6g ea.)
After 14 days my must SG was 0.999 at which point I added 0.9g KMETA & 2.2g sorbate, another 2 lbs of alfalfa honey, and 3 tsp of crushed (fresh) caraway seeds [I buy them from Pensey's spices online]
Allow the must to rest for 2 months, then mix-in 0.125oz. hot-mix Sparkolloid that has been mixed into 230ml water (IAW my FAQ). Allow to rest for another 2 months, then rack onto 1 L 80 proof Christian Bros. brandy in clean 3 gal carboy to within 1 " of the bottom of where the carboy stopper would be. I estimate the final ABV to be 18.3%.
Allow to mellow for at least another 3 months - mine has yeat to be bottled. I may do it this December (the 5th month).
There you have it...