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Old 04-16-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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Just wanted to share a picture of my current batch, from left to right

5 gallons holiday spica methelgin: 12 allspice berries, 6 cinnamon sticks, 3 vanilla beans, 3lbs soybean/alfalfa/clover honey, 8 lbs goldenrod honey, Red Star Cote Des Blanc
5.5 gallons grapefruit melomel: 21 lbs soybean/alfalfa/clover honey, 6.5 lbs grapefruit, Lalvin 71-B
5.5 gallons peach melomel: 14lbs soybean/alfalfa/clover honey, Lalvin D-47
5.5 gallons goldenrod mead: 16lbs goldenrod honey, wyeast sweet mead yeast, repitched with red star montrachet
5 gallons cherry melomel (planned): 19lbs soybean/alfalfa/clover honey, Lalvin EC-1118, 6-7lbs cherries when they come in season

the respective ABVs for each are 13.4%, 19.6% (before adding fruit), 13.9% (before adding fruit), 16.9%, and 13.6%


 
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:15 PM   #2
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Wow, impressive!!!

So there's no acidity issues in using grapefruit?
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:43 PM   #3
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Wow, that really is impressive. I take it you are going for a few sweet meads in there? They sound tasty!
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:36 PM   #4
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That's one heck of an investment....You're wise beyond your years.

Keep posting these picks as they begin to clear and at racking and such. I would love to hear tasting notes.
Will the D-47 leave sweet mead when you are finished at 14%? I'm ready to start a batch tonight with that very yeast...and I'm hoping to bust the barrier and end up sweet.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:47 PM   #5
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Actually all of these except the cherry are what I'd call medium, not overly sweet, not overly dry.

 
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Old 04-17-2008, 03:27 AM   #6
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Quote:
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5.5 gallons goldenrod mead: 16lbs goldenrod honey, wyeast sweet mead yeast, repitched with red star montrachet
May I ask why you repitched?

I have a mead going with Wyeast Sweet Mead and have found it to be the slowest fermenting yeast I've ever encountered. I've been considering repitching with another yeast, suggestions?
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:59 AM   #7
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:35 AM   #8
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I repitched because the wyeast I had was dead so i repitched and now it has a completely different profile

 
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:06 PM   #9
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I recommend milk crates for those carboys. I will not transport a full carboy without one.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:39 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Actually all of these except the cherry are what I'd call medium, not overly sweet, not overly dry.
post the OG's and current SG readings.

 
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