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Old 11-20-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
BrewOFin
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I am sharing my first experiment with Mead, which was a simple and successful recipe of my own design. (Although it is so simple "design" seems to be too generous of a word).

Experienced mazers will be able to tell that this was the experiment of someone transitioning from beer brewing. In hindsight, the heating and subsequent chilling was unnecessary.

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Heat 1 gal of water to 160f and add 24 oz of honey that was purchased from a farmer's market.

Mixed for about 20 minutes and then chilled. Put into primary with yeast. Racked to secondary after 2 weeks. Could read through the carboy after another week or two. Altogether it was in the secondary for 8 weeks.

I intentionally used less honey than most recipes called for and a yeast that would not require any additional nutrients or energizer.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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What kind of honey was it?

 
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:49 AM   #3
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How soon was this drinkable? You said 2 weeks in primary and 8 weeks in secondary, so was it drinkable out of the secondary, or is more aging needed in bottle? Thanks for sharing this simple recipe. I've been looking for one. Plus, my wife loves Riesling so she would probably like this.

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:21 AM   #4
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Honey was from the farmer's market.

If I remember it was drinkable at bottling. If I were trying to impress someone, or convince my spouse that this was an endeavour worth repeating... I'd use more honey.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:08 AM   #5
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Honey was from the farmer's market.

If I remember it was drinkable at bottling. If I were trying to impress someone, or convince my spouse that this was an endeavour worth repeating... I'd use more honey.
Did they say if it was Wild Flower, Orange Blossom, Clover, Buckwheat or any other flower?
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:06 AM   #6
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Just "raw".
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