Made my first 5 gallon batch of mead in January. Don't have the recipe in front of me, but the honey volume was targeting semi-sweet (which it is). I made it with two cans of frozen orange concentrate, and a few cloves and cinnamon sticks in the primary. It's been on the lees until last weekend, it tastes great and finished out at 14.7%. However, the orange and spices are subtle at best.
I'd like a little more of the orange/spices, so racked to secondary and added three fresh cinnamon sticks and an ounce of dried sweet orange peel. Is this enough to add flavor? If not, how much should I add and for how long before racking to bottles?
Primary 1: Lonely
Primary 2: Lonely
Secondary 1: Orange Mead (Made Jan. 2013)
On Tap #1: Stormy Monday IIPA
On Tap #2: Mild Thing English Brown
On Deck: Thinking....