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Old 05-05-2010, 05:54 PM   #1
Apr 2010
Greensboro, NC
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I brewed my first growler of mead one month ago; the simple, uber-popular recipe for beginners that recommends waiting until the orange slices drop to the bottom. Any insight on how long this should take? I believe I used 3 lbs. honey/1 gallon water

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Old 05-05-2010, 10:16 PM   #2
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sits up to 1 month in primary fermenting, has to age 3 months + to hit peak flavor.
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10

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Old 05-06-2010, 07:32 PM   #3
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im wondering a similar kind of thing.. im probably leaving the country for about 6 months as of late august.. so im wondering if i started a mead with an og around 1.075 (hoping for a ~1.000 dry FG, = ~9.5 ABV) by may 15th, would i be able to have it bottled by early august? that seems like it would give me one month in primary, then about 1.5 months in a secondary? and not looking for perfection, but i want to make something that i can let sit for 6 months and come back to

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