Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > Should I do a lambic mead with cherries or juniper berries?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-25-2008, 10:57 PM   #1
ericd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 635
Liked 11 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Should I do a lambic mead with cherries or juniper berries?

Okay, I want to make a sparkling mead with lambic yeast. How do you think this would taste (gallon batch)?

1.10 kg clover honey (1.100 SG)
Hops to 33 IBU
1/2 oz Juniper Berries (all I have)
Lambic Yeast

I just have the juniper berries laying around, I'm not sure if they would taste good in it. Should I go the more traditional route with cherries or something? I'm not sure how the pininess from the juniper and the sourness of the lambic would taste together :/


ericd is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2008, 03:51 AM   #2
DraconianHand
nudge, nudge, wink, wink
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DraconianHand's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 500
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I would go with the cherries, but I can't stand juniper ever since the gin and Gatorade Ice Tea experiment of '95.


__________________
MATT - 65g in 2k8
3rd Circle Brewery


Ferminatin' - Route 666 Pale Ale

Figurin' to do - Oatmeal Stout, Gueuze, Belgian Blonde, Mild, English Pale Ale, Weizenbock
DraconianHand is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2008, 05:55 AM   #3
sirsloop
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South River, NJ
Posts: 2,592
Liked 17 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DraconianHand
I would go with the cherries, but I can't stand juniper ever since the gin and Gatorade Ice Tea experiment of '95.
LMFAO....
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~___//_ ____________________________~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~_/ [][]| | /```\/```\/```\/```\/```\ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~_/_______| |____NOW TRIPLE HOPPED______|~~~~~~~~~~
~~~___/[_]| 00 /| | \,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~|___|___|___/_| |___________________________|~~~~~~~~~~
~~|=(*)[________]==(*)(*)=| \________/=(*)(*)=|~~~~~~~~~~
sirsloop is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2008, 06:46 AM   #4
z987k
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
z987k's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3,544
Liked 24 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I would forgo the hops altogether.
z987k is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 04:19 AM   #5
Iordz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 959
Liked 5 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Lambic yeast requires starch and maltose to fully develop "lambic" flavors and sourness. You need to have, at least, a small portion of starch and malt derived fermentables for the bacteria and brett in the blend to create sourness. I don't know how mead with lambic yeast would taste but my suggestion would be to make a "lambic" and blend that with the mead, rather than using the yeast blend for primary fermentation.
Iordz is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 09:53 PM   #6
PsiWulf7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iordz
Lambic yeast requires starch and maltose to fully develop "lambic" flavors and sourness. You need to have, at least, a small portion of starch and malt derived fermentables for the bacteria and brett in the blend to create sourness. I don't know how mead with lambic yeast would taste but my suggestion would be to make a "lambic" and blend that with the mead, rather than using the yeast blend for primary fermentation.

Or make a lambic and sub some of the fermentables for honey.
PsiWulf7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 02:59 AM   #7
NurseNan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 249
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

a lambic braggot....hmmm, that has some potential!
__________________
the Nurse wants to know

Primary
nothing
Secondary
Date Mead, Oatmeal Cookie Braggot, Fox in Sox Gruit
Aging
Hard lemonade, Cyser, Golden Plum Mead
Ginger-Orange Mead,
Agave Mead, Chocolate/Cinnamon Mead, Heather mead,
Bottled/Drinking
Heather Ale, Emerald Honey Kolsch, Hobgoblin clone, Terror of the Ewes Oatmeal Stout,
Kilt liftin' Wee Heavy, Soggy Doggy English Brown Ale, Saaz/Perle Mead, Cinnamon Mead, Shiraz,
Sauvignon Blanc, white merlot, Elderberry Mead, Vanilla Mead
NurseNan is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 04:02 AM   #8
malkore
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
malkore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 6,922
Liked 34 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

we discussed a lambic/braggot here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com//showthread.php?t=50529
__________________
Malkore
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10
malkore is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 09:45 PM   #9
ericd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 635
Liked 11 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Hey, I just hydrometered it and it's just under 1.000 . So there was no need to do a braggot. I just used Clover Honey from AHS, Yeast Nutrient, a touch of hops and Wyeast Lambic Blend, so it's definately possible to do this.


ericd is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Juniper berries? claphamsa Mead Forum 28 04-12-2012 03:34 PM
I have a 1lb bag of juniper berries I am dying to use akpingel Recipes/Ingredients 9 06-29-2011 07:44 PM
Juniper Berries Shadowdogs Recipes/Ingredients 2 08-28-2009 12:17 PM
Juniper Berries everfrost Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-10-2009 01:39 PM
Juniper Berries - Are all created equal? GilaMinumBeer Recipes/Ingredients 1 07-08-2008 04:39 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS