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Old 09-07-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default How to tell if a batch is bad

I have a berry melomel that was started by a (somewhat unreliable) friend, so I unfortunately don't know much about the recipe. We just tried bottling it, and it has a combination of a nice fruity taste along with a sour kind of off taste. I'm wondering if there's any way to figure out whether it's worth keeping to age it, or if this batch is likely ruined due to lack of information?

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Old 09-07-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
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I would say no maybe its not bad,because alot of people seem to dislike the way young mead tastes and its the reason for aging. I guess if it is bad and you didnt stabilize, that maybe it would start carbonating in the bottle-which would be a sign,unless you bottled too early also and the gravity was still dropping.
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