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Old 09-22-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
LoneTreeFarms
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i have a question on the type of honey that is used. i recently went to the local store and found only two main types of honey the spreadable honey in 16 oz tubs or the liquid honey in squeeze containers. i've made a few different wines in the past but this will be my first attempt at a mead. would either of these honeys suffice or should i keep looking? any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 09-22-2010, 07:15 PM   #2
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Keep looking. A lot of those grocery store honeys are not 100% honey (sugar added etc.). Order some quality stuff online. I believe the morebeer site has some.

 
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:00 PM   #3
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Please keep looking until you find more suitable kinds. Different kinds of honey will impart different flavors, colors and taste. When I make Melomels I do not worry as much with buying the more expensive honeys, a clover or wildflower is good. If I make traditional Mead then I look at the flavors a good honey can impart.

Look for honey at Farmer's markets or check with the local homebrew store. If you are still having problems look for honey retailers on the net. Many can ship anywhere. It will be worth it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:15 AM   #4
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Hello
Take in the first 7 days only 2 Kilo Honey and 1 Kilo Sugar by 6 Gallons.
The Yeast starts fast and strong.Try German Wood Honey

 
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