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Old 12-27-2007, 11:32 PM   #1
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I recently purchased about 4.5 pounds of Agave syrup with the intention of making something of a mead out of it. I don't really know a whole lot about it's taste once fermented however.

Have any of you guys ever tried just a straight up agave "mead"? Have you mixed it with honey in a mead? I'm just looking for any possible advise on a recipe. I will probably only make it a 1 or 2 gallon batch (possibly more if I'm going to mix it with honey for a mead).

I have heard that agave syrup has no real taste. True? What does it taste like once it has been fermented?


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Old 12-28-2007, 03:02 AM   #2
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agave nectar is what tequila is made of. If you're into that, rock n roll. Not my thing personally Honestly, the alcohol content is the only point I ever saw in tequila, and you wouldn't be able to make it that strong without distilling. Hey, experimenting is good though!


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Old 12-28-2007, 03:17 AM   #3
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As far as taste goes it's it's sweet, sort of like honey in a way but more mellow, not as strong as honey.
SWMBO uses it in her coffee and she has flavored agave stick she has once in a while.
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if the brew doesn't contain honey, it can't be called mead.
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I've made a mead with half honey, half agave. If you have 4.5 lbs of Agave nector, you will need 4.5 lbs of mild tasting honey. Start a 3 gallon batch of mead using the honey, energizer/nutrient and only about 1.5 gallons of water, all in a 3 gallon fermentor. Once the initial fermentation is done, loosen the agave nectar with 2 quarts of very warm water, and add it to the carboy. You can give it a good stir if you want. Use a higher attenuating yeast. Mine tastes great.

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