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Old 02-06-2012, 02:17 AM   #1
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How does this sound a cool cucumber mead is it even possible?


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Old 02-06-2012, 03:00 AM   #2
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Yeah, sure why not? Cucumber is a light flavor though, so you might consider juicing some of them to make up a portion of your water. Let us know how it turns out!


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Old 02-06-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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You might want to peel those cukes before adding them to avoid any bitterness.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #4
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That and the avocado mead mentioned in another post actually sound pretty nasty. But then again, I don't care for cukes unless they are in pickle form. Of course, I haven't even tried my first mead yet, so I am just shooting from the hip.

I say go for it. Good luck. You have braver tastebuds than mine!
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Sounds good. I'd probably peel them and throw them in a food processor and then bring the mixture up to a boil with some water before throwing it in.
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Sounds good. I'd probably peel them and throw them in a food processor and then bring the mixture up to a boil with some water before throwing it in.
I wouldn't boil them. Grapes are not boiled when making wine. Apples aren't boiled when making cider.
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Cucumbers do have faint subtle tastes IMO. I would say throwing in just a few mint leaves to add a litle bit to the "cool" cucumber theme would be fun.
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Cucumbers do have faint subtle tastes IMO. I would say throwing in just a few mint leaves to add a litle bit to the "cool" cucumber theme would be fun.
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Maybe a little lime too!

Also, about juicing them, that's a good idea! Press em in a cider press!!!
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I'm actually something of a cucumber fiend, so I would say go for it. I would suggest going for the kirby cukes rather than the salad cucumbers as you will have more "meat", less skin and less seed goo.

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Cool beans i got enough positive comments to make me decided on trying it out so ill make a batch and post up some pics and taste comments to tell you how it is and if its super good ill give some of you a bottl for a little more broader opinion thanks everyone for the encouragement


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