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Old 03-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #21
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:27 AM   #22
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I removed the tea bags after about 24 hours because i didnt want it to impart any off flavors. I can always add more when its in the secondary
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:30 AM   #23
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Ok--I decided to leave my leaves in there until racking.

My OG was 1.040. Need to check it--not sure if the yeast died, or if it just finished really quick.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:47 PM   #24
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probably finished really quick. i notice that with anything i do with malt they always finish within 2 weeks, and sit for a while afterward until i do a bottling day. What type of yeast did you use? im thinking because i have an extra pound of orange blossom honey, im gonna try another hydromel with Red Star Champagne yeast instead.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:29 AM   #25
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I used Safale 05--had a batch of cider planned that called for it, and just pulled 1/2 tsp from the package.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:09 AM   #26
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Well i bottled it about a week ago, and looked at it, 1 of the back sweetened ones bottle bombed while i was at work..... only pushed out the cork but still not gonna be a fun mess to clean up. have to finish the bottle, but not bad for a week old
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Old 12-31-2014, 02:38 AM   #27
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WOW is all I can say, super crisp, nothing wrong with this mead, nothing to change except i need to stabilize it better. The ones that were back sweetened bottle bombed. Definitely a do it again kind of mead.

Sadly its sister mead, the Orange Blossom Habanero after 15 months was spiceless, A bit of a tingle on the taste buds but nothing more. Still had great flavor over all from the orange blossom honey and the pepper left a mark in the non spice flavors.

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