FWIW..I've made two batches of this now..one using the JAOM recipe and the other using MAOM (only uses orange zest, not any of the white pulp)
I prefer MAOM...they both are good, but the MAOM doesn't have any of that white bittery pith taste that the white part of the orange can leave behind.
5 gal secondary: Strawberry Mead
1 gallon secondary: Blood orange Mead
1 gallon secondary: Grape Mead
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