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Old 11-15-2011, 04:51 AM   #1
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is there one?

i just bottled my first JAOM with good #9 corks. What is the expected lifespan before it "goes bad"?

it seems like JAOM is more of a "disposable" recipe. Or does it not go bad and will only get better with age...?

 
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:34 AM   #2
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Well there's no time frame as such.

Lower alcohol drinks can go off, but its usually accepted that over 12% is enough for the alcohol to have preservative effects. Plus you've got the honey element and honey is well known for its anti-bacterial/fungal properties.

So its probable that it will continue to improve, but I've read that only happens for 7 or 8 years.........
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:11 AM   #3
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Well there's no time frame as such.

Lower alcohol drinks can go off, but its usually accepted that over 12% is enough for the alcohol to have preservative effects. Plus you've got the honey element and honey is well known for its anti-bacterial/fungal properties.

So its probable that it will continue to improve, but I've read that only happens for 7 or 8 years.........
And who can let there meads age longer than that?

 
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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will it ever get worse in taste?

 
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:08 AM   #5
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I had a batch of JAO that lasted 4 years, it was still very good at that age, not the same as it was at 1 year, but some changes are expected when you age. I don't know if I would say it was "Better" but I definitely would not say that it was "Worse" it was still good and very drinkable.
Storage I think is the key, stored well, it will do better than stored poorly.

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Old 11-17-2011, 11:02 PM   #6
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I had a batch of JAO that lasted 4 years, it was still very good at that age, not the same as it was at 1 year, but some changes are expected when you age. I don't know if I would say it was "Better" but I definitely would not say that it was "Worse" it was still good and very drinkable.
Storage I think is the key, stored well, it will do better than stored poorly.

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Well I understand that if possible, ageing should be carried out using the "French model" i.e. in the dark, at the lower 50's F...... for the best possible longevity
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