Liquid Love buckwheat cyser - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > Liquid Love buckwheat cyser

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-29-2012, 11:59 PM   #1
bodhi86
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
el paso, tx
Posts: 98
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



just finished my first batch of mead and it is partying hard right now.

3 cinnamon sticks
3 1/4 inch thick slices fresh ginger root
1/2 gallon martenellis gold medal apple juice
2.5 Lbs buckwheat honey
water to fill to just under neck of one gallon carboy
1 tblsp yeast nutrient

mix all ingredients (except nutrient) in big pot, bring to 160 degrees and keep it there for 15 minutes, puting nutreant in once you turn off heat. pour into one gallon carboy cinnamon and ginger too and shake alot. pitch a full packet of activated yeast and top off with sterile water. put your airlock on and wait.starting gravity was 1.13 i will keep a running update


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3121[1].jpg
Views:	430
Size:	49.3 KB
ID:	45543  
__________________
If you want to drink the best booze, your gonna have to make it yourself.
Punk Ass Mead, "Rebellious by Nature"

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
Arpolis
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 2,258
Liked 230 Times on 210 Posts


Looks really cool. Keep us up to date & remember.... No pics and it didn't happen. :-)


__________________
A painting says a thousand words. But a painting while on good mead just looks funny!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 03:06 AM   #3
Bugeaud
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Posts: 219
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
just finished my first batch of mead and it is partying hard right now.
Hahaha, I think that'll be my new catch phrase for a while. Thanks for making me laugh.
P.S. Mead looks great.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 04:24 AM   #4
lawpaw
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 77
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Nevermind, wrong thread.
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1521224559.jpg
Views:	277
Size:	11.2 KB
ID:	45594   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-68906226.jpg
Views:	281
Size:	9.9 KB
ID:	45595   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2545926514.jpg
Views:	385
Size:	16.0 KB
ID:	45596  

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 05:11 AM   #5
Bugeaud
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Posts: 219
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


lawpaw, what was the right thread?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 02:15 PM   #6
lawpaw
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 77
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugeaud
lawpaw, what was the right thread?
Lol, there was a show pictures of your mead thread. Couldnt figure out how to delete my post here or the pics, only change text.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 03:03 PM   #7
bodhi86
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
el paso, tx
Posts: 98
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


i dont mind, in fact i wanna know what that red one is, looks good
__________________
If you want to drink the best booze, your gonna have to make it yourself.
Punk Ass Mead, "Rebellious by Nature"

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 04:18 PM   #8
fatbloke
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
UK - South Coast.
Posts: 2,699
Liked 182 Times on 167 Posts


Might have a crack at that one, though there's a couple of points......

1. heating the brew ? Why ? It's a mead, not a beer. Honey can lose a fair amount of the aromatics if heated (and some of the more subtle flavouring elements - a bit like when you use a champagne yeast).

2. because of the heating, did you use any pectic enzyme, as you may find that it's a bugger to clear. Apples are a good source of pectin... And if you make the brew before you hit it with pectolase, you have to use twice the amount.

I doubt that mine will come out quite the same, as the AJ will be different and the bucket of buckwheat I've got is Polish buckwheat honey, a lot lighter in colour to the pics of it that I've seen here and at gotmead, but it's still got a really mad, almost malty taste...... Oh and I'm not sure I'd use 3 cinnamon sticks, I'll start, probably, with one and if there's not enough cinnamon taste, I'll just chuck another one in and let the alcohol pull out the flavour.

What yeast did you use ?
__________________
"What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away". Tom Waits.

Oh, and here's some blog stuff!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 10:58 PM   #9
lawpaw
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 77
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bodhi86
i dont mind, in fact i wanna know what that red one is, looks good
It's a raspberry Mel, .5 lb. added in primary, .6 lb. added in secondary.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 12:11 AM   #10
Bugeaud
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Posts: 219
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
1. heating the brew ? Why ? It's a mead, not a beer. Honey can lose a fair amount of the aromatics if heated (and some of the more subtle flavouring elements - a bit like when you use a champagne yeast).
I mean yeah in general you don't heat mead but.... if it comes out good I'm not one to judge technique lol.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BuckWheat Mead sause Mead Forum 26 06-06-2016 11:32 AM
Buckwheat Mead dummkauf Mead Forum 12 12-06-2012 04:24 AM
Buckwheat Honey.... FrayAdjacent Mead Forum 10 02-11-2011 07:11 AM
Buckwheat Advice gkman705 Mead Forum 4 06-09-2010 06:54 PM
When's a Cyser not a Cyser digdan Mead Forum 1 06-02-2009 09:05 AM


Forum Jump