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Old 12-26-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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What would be a good easy recipe to try for a one gal bach ?


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Old 12-26-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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Here's a good one to start off with. I've made it a couple of times and it's always been a crowd pleaser.

Brewing a 1 gallon batch of mead


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Old 12-26-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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This is a good one to try. Always a crowd pleaser.

Brewing a 1 gallon batch of mead
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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My first batch was Joe's Ancient Orange Mead which can be found in the Mead section in the Recipes link at the top of the page. Very fast and easy to make, and difficult to screw up.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:11 AM   #5
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For your first batch you should try a simple thing what I call "mead"
It's just honey, water and yeast together in fermentation. Just concentrate on your SG if you don't want it too sweet or too dry.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:40 AM   #6
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You might try this:

3lbs honey, go for a good varietal (orange blossom, teupelo, mesquite, etc...)
Yeast nutrient / energizer / D. A. P. (follow directions on pkg.)
Water to 1 gallon

Mix all the ingredients in the blender, you might want to use hot water (NOT boiling) to make mixing quick & easy. The blender will super areate the must & mix it very well.
Check must temp, take OG reading & pour into fermentation vessel. Follow directions on yeast pkg & pitch yeast of choice. Then wait for the magic to happen. Sniff the airlock once in a while, we all do.

Or you could have a look in the recipe database:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f80/

Regards, GF.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:26 PM   #7
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Thank you guys I mite have to go ahead an try to different batches an see how it turns out.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:37 PM   #8
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My first batch was Joe's Ancient Orange Mead which can be found in the Mead section in the Recipes link at the top of the page. Very fast and easy to make, and difficult to screw up.
I concur with the easy and difficult to screw up, but I disagree with the fast part.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #9
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I meant fast to make, but you're right, it does take some time to age...


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