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Old 11-02-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
Mar 2012
Rumsey, KY
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I've never made mead but I've been brewing beer for about a year and a half. My question is if I start a mead next weekend will it be ready to drink by April.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:22 PM   #2
Jun 2012
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there's a thread on here about quick meads, but I think if you keep abv at or about 12% you can use a high floc ale yeast with good results

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Old 11-05-2013, 02:48 AM   #3
Apr 2012
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With proper nutrients and aeration I think it would be ready in time. Make a simply recipe without a bunch of complexities.

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Old 11-05-2013, 04:23 AM   #4
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One of tbe quick recipes most likely.......

JAO or joes quick pyment or something like that......
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:33 PM   #5
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Yeah keep it under ~12% and keeping your fermentation temp down should help reduce some of the harsher alcohols.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:40 PM   #6
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I'm new to mead as well, but I have a JOAM that I started in early September currently aging. It already passes the "read a newspaper" test and my latest sample was already delicious. I'm going to wait to bottle until January, though. With similar luck, you should have a nice, basic mead in plenty of time for April.

Here's the recipe I used:

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