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Old 08-28-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
luda007
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Made this last night.


Ingredients

3 lbs Honey
3 TBS lemon juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 oz very strong tea
3 fluid oz of Pure maple syrup
yeast according to preference

I substituted the tea with a 1/2t of tannin.
I started with 7 cups of water. Once everything was in the 1 gallon Carboy I topped it off with more water.

My OG is 1.122

I didn't do much research but am wondering about the tannin. I totally guessed.
The recipe called for boiling some water and removing 4oz and adding a single tea bag.
Any input?

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
chickabeelane
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The amount of tannin should be good, but I don't think you would want to go any more than that for one gallon. Teas are nice to use because they can impart additional flavors as well as add tannins. I am making a blackberry mead right now and I added three bags of ginger lemon to my one gallon batch to add some zing, something that you can't do with a straight tannin addition.

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Old 08-28-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
luda007
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Hmmm.
That sounds kind of good actually.
I might have to try that!

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
Aquavitae
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Chicka, care to share your blackberry recipe? I'm looking to start a blackberry mead myself.

 
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:42 PM   #5
chickabeelane
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Blackberry mead is actually a black currant blackberry that ended up super tart. Too many currants I think. So unfortunately the recipe is still a work in progress.

Cheers and good luck with yours though. I would be interested to hear how yours turns out!

 
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