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Old 07-29-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Tropical Mead Melomel

Ingredients so far:

16 lbs Tropical Blossom Honey
10 lbs Champagne Mangos
Enough Fresh coconut water to fill 5 gal. (from young coconuts)

Any thoughts as to which yeast I should use? My goal is a high ABV, semi-sweet melomel. Also what nutrients I should use of any, and possibly any other additions that would make this spectacular. Thanks in advance.


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Old 07-30-2012, 05:44 AM   #2
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Lalvin 1116 would probably work well for yeast ... save the mango for secondary then taste test weekly mango can get funky flavored if it soaks a long time. I made a pineapple/mango/coconut melomel and I went pineapple/mango in secondary and a ton of unsweetened coconut in tertiary, it's one of the most requested that I've made.


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Awesome, I can't wait.
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Nice, I am also in the process of doing a tropical mead. I am basing mine off of a drink called the painkiller in the virgin islands. I used orange blossom honey and put oranges and pineapple in the secondary, then coconut and last I will put in some nutmeg. I'm excited for this as well.
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You know what, there are so many breed of mango and they provide diffent smell and taste also color.
I think I will try it some days from mongoes of the mongo tree at my backyard.
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Has anyone ever considered putting rum in their tropical mead? Most tropical drinks include rum and I was wandering if anyone has attempted to add this to a tropical mead.
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Sounds like you're making a cordial or something. Correct me if I'm wrong. I know cordials would just be something sweet and a distillate of some kind, but never really knew how a mead blended with a distillate would be classified. Just sounds like a mixed drink, imo.
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-----%<----- but never really knew how a mead blended with a distillate would be classified. -----%<-----
How about using the correct ? or at least most well know word for such a mix ?

I vote for "cocktail"

p.s. apart from the smart arse comments....... I love the sound of the mix, or even with the extra pineapple that BM suggested. Of course, I wouldn't have much choice of ingredients, just what's on the shelf at the supermarket, but even with what they sell, I reckon I could get something nice going
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Lalvin 1116 would probably work well for yeast ... save the mango for secondary then taste test weekly mango can get funky flavored if it soaks a long time. I made a pineapple/mango/coconut melomel and I went pineapple/mango in secondary and a ton of unsweetened coconut in tertiary, it's one of the most requested that I've made.
Hey that sounds delicious. Do you mind posting up a recipe?
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I'm still a n00b, but is it ok to put coconut water in brews? I thought that oils / fats would go rancid pretty quickly.


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