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Old 07-12-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
John Long
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Has anyone ever used agave nectar for wine/mead making? I've used it for the last few years and think it is amazing! Floral agave wines make me a very happy man.

I'm looking for documentation regarding the fermentation and sugar make-up of agave. Anyone seen any?!

Thank you! Trails & Ales!
-Johnny

 
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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Well, this is what Wikipedia has to say...

 
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:54 PM   #3
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sounds interesting, but I've never priced agave nectar and it might be even more expensive than local honey, which is almost impossible on my budget.

 
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:09 PM   #4
John Long
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It comes from Mexico so maybe it'll be cheaper down South? I get it for $2.40 in Western Washington.

 
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:27 PM   #5
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I have 1 gallon of it awaiting bottling at the moment. Your thread encouraged me to steal a taste and . . . I have to say . . . You are very right. It tastes like a cross between apple and honey . . . though I could be showing my poor sense of taste in saying such a thing . . .

Regardless . . . it's good and I plan to use it in the future in a mead or cyser.
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