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Old 01-09-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Juniper berries?

How many would u put in a gallon? got this idea from Jezterz Xmass meade thread... and it is very tantalizing!
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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2 lbs.

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Old 01-09-2009, 04:33 PM   #3
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2 lbs a gallon? hhmmm ok
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Rule of thumb is 2-3 lbs of fruit per gallon of mead if you are trying to get the flavor to shine through.

If you want it to be subtle and in the background of the honey flavor, I would just use 1 lb.
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2-3 lbs of juniper berries??? I think that would be vile. That mead will taste like gin.
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kinda the point
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Rule of thumb is 2-3 lbs of fruit per gallon of mead if you are trying to get the flavor to shine through.

If you want it to be subtle and in the background of the honey flavor, I would just use 1 lb.
Are you sure that rule of thumb would remain true for Juniper berries? Are they not more like a spice than a fruit?

No offense Brandon, but I think I'd wait for an opinion from someone who has used juniper before.

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Just a thought-where in the hell are you going to get 3 lbs of juniper berries? I usually see it for sale online and LHBS in 1/2 oz measures ($1.99). If it is even palatable. Blegh.

You'd be better off just buying the gin than potentially piss all that money away.

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So that counts it in Grams...7.5 L is um um 2 gallons? so about 10 Grams per gallon and 10 grams is about ...... .3 ounces?
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