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Old 07-26-2013, 06:04 AM   #151
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Changed my plan a little bit. I am doing the staggered nutrients according to High Test's methods. They can be found in the Mead Forum FAQ section. I also added about 50 raisins. The 71b yeast is no joke. It's already bubbling away like crazy. It's only been 6 hours.



 
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:20 AM   #152
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I'll be bottling this tomorrow. It's been on the primary fermentor for about 4 months and a half and it's probably completely done. I will use 0.5 liter brown swing top bottles to store and age the mead, I'll post pics if I get a camera!
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:47 AM   #153
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I've been thinking about how to bottle. 375ml is too small and 750ml is too large. Will probably end up using swing tops too.

 
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #154
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Ive noticed alot of discussion,not just in this thread about wyeast/whitelabs mead yeast being stuck or not fermenting. I just think that all with this problem should have been making a starter with them and they were not.

 
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:58 PM   #155
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Quote:
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I'll be bottling this tomorrow. It's been on the primary fermentor for about 4 months and a half and it's probably completely done. I will use 0.5 liter brown swing top bottles to store and age the mead, I'll post pics if I get a camera!
Cheers!
Well, after some troubled weeks I finally bottled my version (used D-47 yeast instead) today. It's been in the fermentor for 5 months and a half, and it did NOT clear completely. It is in fact pretty cloudy. I bottled using 0.5 liter swing top brown glass bottles.

I collected a sample to check for gravity and it ended @ 1.002 (from a SG of 1.092, so the ABV is somewhere around 12% yay!). The flavour is nice as is, it has some sweetness to it, and somehow reminds of a flavourful strong beer or wine, but it leans more towards the dry side. I love the stuff

It is already drinkable, but I will allow at least 1 month into the bottle before popping open the first one. Awesome recipe, thanks a lot Malkore!


 
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:25 PM   #156
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Just put me one of these on; got a SG of 1.090; added some raisins as well. 4 hours in and already I've got an inch of foam and a bubble every 9.1 seconds, so it's definitely going to be alcohol.
Pretty miffed about the smell though; I used the cheapest honey I could lay my hands on and it has no aroma, but this was just an experiment with the cheapest ingredients I can get...

 
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:31 AM   #157
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Hi,

I'm a cider fan, but this is my first meade.
I started a batch of this on 11/15/2013 using D-47 yeast, oh, and 4 clementines instead of the orange. I'm racking to secondary today and it tastes fantastic, even though it is only 2 months old. Now I'm wishing I made a bigger batch.

Yeast: Lalvin ICV D-47
Batch Size: 2 gallons

Gravity:
2013-11-15 1.108 orig
2014-01-04 1.012 racked to secondary @ 50 days
Gravity drop 0.096
ABV est. 13.5% (which is about what I expected from D47)
Taste: Moderately sweet, fruity, mildly spicy, yummy.

So how long should I wait before bottling this? I almost want to just bottle it right away...

Thanks everyone for the great info in this thread, and Malkore for the recipe.

 
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:52 PM   #158
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I made this a while back (March?) and the clove totally overtook all the other flavors, I would leave that out next time. Anyone know if clove ages out?

 
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:30 PM   #159
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Brewed a 1 gallon batch of this this morning, pretty close to the recipe. I'll let you know how it turns out in a few months.

Brew info on the blog, and a photo of the pre-fermenting product below: http://boykingbrewhaus.com/?p=248

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Old 01-13-2014, 01:11 AM   #160
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Here is a bottle of this recipe have not tasted it letting it sit and age until next yearClick image for larger version

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