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Old 02-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #241
freekmccoy
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Had a bad experience with Joe's Ancient Orange Mead,but I'm thinking I was to blame...I left everything in primary for maybe 8 months Oranges didn't look to healthy when I finally decided to rack.After a night of drinking with my buddy,we broke it out and my wife quickly snatched it up and down the drain it went,said we would end up dead...it was horrendous...anyways,I've decided to try again.
Made this one today but only variation was I used Welchs black cherry grape,and no buckwheat(was allergic to as a kid-not taking chance) OG was 1.100 so hopefully good to go..will update

 
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:20 PM   #242
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Started this last night, my first "mead"....used Welch's Black Cherry/Concord Grape juice instead. Bubbling away nicely.

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #243
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I just racked my first 1-gal. batch of JQGM onto the Campden and sorbate after having it sit in primary for 5 weeks. Clear with very compact lees. It had a decent perceived sweetness (definitely on the dry side, which I'm happy with) so I didn't backsweeten. It definitely tastes very rough around the edges. Welchiness factor is through the roof. Has anyone made a "pretty-dry" to "dry" JQGM? What's their experience regarding aging and getting this thing to mellow a bit?

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:51 AM   #244
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Hello. I just read the entire thread and have just have a couple of questions left. When doing a 5 gallon batch of this does it taker longer than the 4 - 6 weeks to ferment or is it the same as a 1 gallon batch? Is the target finishing gravity 1.000? I am new to brewing and have only got one beer under my belt and some apfelwein fermenting. This look different and easy so I want to try. Thanks in advance.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:14 AM   #245
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Hello. I just read the entire thread and have just have a couple of questions left. When doing a 5 gallon batch of this does it taker longer than the 4 - 6 weeks to ferment or is it the same as a 1 gallon batch? Is the target finishing gravity 1.000? I am new to brewing and have only got one beer under my belt and some apfelwein fermenting. This look different and easy so I want to try. Thanks in advance.
Probably be a bit longer but not by any significant time. Mine finished at about 1.002 but then you back sweeten it. I'm about to pop open my first one tomorrow that's been in the bottle since December. Will post tasting notes tomorrow
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:31 PM   #246
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I started a 1gal. batch of JOGM on 3-1-13. I racked it this evening it finished at .996 back sweetened it to the recipe specs. it turned out fanfreakintastic hopefully the same way in the next month then will bottle.here is a pic

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:59 PM   #247
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Just popped open my first bottle of a batch I bottled December 12. It's pretty darn good! Needs to mellow a bit more to tone down the alcohol bite and the welchs taste but its still tasty

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:10 AM   #248
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As a substitute for Welch, i will try it with Welch to produce a bigger batcht. I did take 4 weeks to ferment, but it is already very tasty after 6 weeks. Very nice mead, thanks

 
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:21 AM   #249
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As a substitute for Welch, i will try it with Welch to produce a bigger batcht. I did take 4 weeks to ferment, but it is already very tasty after 6 weeks. Very nice mead, thanks
You drank a bit of that before posting, didn't you?

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Old 03-29-2013, 06:15 AM   #250
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Mine fermented all the way in just under a week. Should be fun trying this in a few months. Right now its certainly an interesting experience.

 
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