Hi all. I made my first batch of JAOM last year around this time and just finished bottling up the last of it the other day.
Here is one of the bottles I am bartering to a friend for some other services.
I went overboard and had made a 5 gallon batch and turned up short on the honey. It ended up quite dry and very high in alcohol (around 16%)
For the first little while it tasted like paint thinner!
A year later and I have started another batch (1 gal) of JAOM
and a basic Cherry Melomel. Which I have fermenting in a brown 1 gal jug.
the glass next to it is my 1 year old JAOM.
Water to 1 gal
1 lb cherries (frozen from costco)
3 lb honey (from costco)
1 cup orange juice
it will get its first racking in about 3 weeks
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