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Old 12-09-2009, 07:09 AM   #1
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When I poured the cinnamon oil in, I was very disappointed to see it acting like an oil in water. It made little globs and sunk to the bottom. I stirred it around a bit and I guess that did some good. The sample I drank did have more cinnamon taste than one I tried before adding the oil. I have read that drinking it is like drinking the candy, and I would agree. I did, however, notice a slight "young mead" taste to it. I do think that aging will help it.

I started it in early January. I think it turned out well. I'll definitely make more.

Edit Originally titled "I bottled my Atomic Fireball Mead today"



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Old 12-09-2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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When I poured the cinnamon oil in, I was very disappointed to see it acting like an oil in water. It made little globs and sunk to the bottom. I stirred it around a bit and I guess that did some good. The sample I drank did have more cinnamon taste than one I tried before adding the oil. I have read that drinking it is like drinking the candy, and I would agree. I did, however, notice a slight "young mead" taste to it. I do think that aging will help it.

I started it in early January. I think it turned out well. I'll definitely make more.
Pictures? Too bad you couldnt bottle it with those mini fireballs.



 
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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I'll try to get a photo when I come home from work today. Headed out the door right now.

 
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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I demand that SOMEONE post the recipe for this mead. DEMAND!
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:20 PM   #5
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I demand that SOMEONE post the recipe for this mead. DEMAND!
It is from radical brewing, if nobody beats me to it I will post it later today.

 
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:20 PM   #6
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I want to see a recipe too! I was looking to see how many of those little 'Red Hots" he used in the mead!! I love those little candies!
I was thinking that it would be the best RED mead!

 
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:14 PM   #7
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15 # light flavored honey

50 atomic fireballs, soaked in hot water overnight, then added to water in kettle and dissolve before the honey is added.

1 to 2 boxes Celestial seasonings Red Zinger tea (for color), added at the end of pasteurization and allowed to steep for 10 minutes.

1 oz cinnamon oil, added to the secondary or at bottling.

 
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:20 PM   #8
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Next time you might want to try a water soluble flavoring.

http://www.bickfordflavors.com/item.asp?id=141&range=3
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:44 PM   #9
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15 # light flavored honey

50 atomic fireballs, soaked in hot water overnight, then added to water in kettle and dissolve before the honey is added.

1 to 2 boxes Celestial seasonings Red Zinger tea (for color), added at the end of pasteurization and allowed to steep for 10 minutes.

1 oz cinnamon oil, added to the secondary or at bottling.
So I am assuming that is 15 pounds honey?

How do you keep the water warm overnight? Room temp?

I am assuming this is a 5 gallon yield?
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:51 PM   #10
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So I am assuming that is 15 pounds honey?

How do you keep the water warm overnight? Room temp?

I am assuming this is a 5 gallon yield?
Yes that is the pound sign
5 gallon batch, and I have never made it just copied from radical brewing.



 
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