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Old 02-06-2006, 07:30 PM   #1
brandonj
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Just wondering if anyone has ever worked up a batch of mead with port qualities?
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:45 PM   #2
Caplan
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Never tried personally. Port is traditionally red wine fortified with grape spirit - the grape spirit is added to kill off the yeast when about half of the sugar has fermented in the wine. There's a thread in the wine section where 80/- had started one but he hasn't posted in a while to report his findings.
I guess you could try with your favourite spirit that would compliment honey?

 
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:55 PM   #3
storm1969
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I have made a few "port-like" meads. My favorite is my elderberry mead. The last batch ended up with 19% alcohol and was a little sweet. It is wonderfully port-like, and just incredible to drink!

Brian.

 
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Old 03-19-2006, 03:13 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by storm1969
I have made a few "port-like" meads. My favorite is my elderberry mead. The last batch ended up with 19% alcohol and was a little sweet. It is wonderfully port-like, and just incredible to drink!

Brian.
Happen to have the recipe online somewhere?

 
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