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Old 03-14-2012, 04:52 AM   #1
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Has anyone here ever made a mead out of snowberry honey? From the few descriptions I can find scouring the interwebz, I can only find mixed reviews ranging from pineappley to very grassy and pungent.


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Never tried it, but everything I've seen online says it has a butterscotch-like flavour, or hints of butterscotch. If you like butterscotch, I'd say try a 1 gallon batch of mead with the snowberry honey; just don't use the snowberry fruit:

"Common Snowberry (S. albus) is an important winter food source for quail, pheasant, and grouse, but is considered poisonous to humans. The berries contain the isoquinoline alkaloid chelidonine, as well as other alkaloids. Ingesting the berries causes mild symptoms of vomiting, dizziness, and slight sedation in children."

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Thanks, GF. I definitely wasn't planning on using the berries. I've got 12 lbs of clover, snowberry and wildflower honey coming to me in the mail. Just wanted to see if anyone had any luck with and if it was worth making a 5-gallon batch of just snowberry honey in the future since I couldn't find much on the subject of mead with snowberry honey.
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