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Old 01-22-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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I got some saffron threads and want to put it in mead.

Anyone have a tip on how much to use per gallon?

.5oz was $10



 
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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OOHHH Look down below at the "similar thread" box...there's two threads on saffron, and one of them is a Metheglin recipe...that may be a good recipe to look at to see what they used.

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Old 01-22-2009, 08:14 PM   #3
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Yeah the recipe is from solstice, he said he really enjoyed that batch, so that would be enough for me to follow his recipe.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:17 PM   #4
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I meant .5 grams not .5 oz.

half an ounce would be a lot.

 
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:37 PM   #5

I'm pretty sure I used about half of whatever I ordered and I'm thinking I ordered a gram, although it could have been a whole gram. I do most of my posting at work and I don't have access to my mead log.

I did, however, use it in conjunction with some other spices. The saffron that I used was enough to turn the mead light yellow and it was enough to imart the classic saffron flavor as well. Be sure to lightly roast it first on a hot ungreased surface such as a small skillet.



 
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:06 PM   #6
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will do. Thinking of holding off on the other spices and just doing saffron.

 
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:35 PM   #7

Good luck - let us know how it turns out!

 
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will do. Thinking of holding off on the other spices and just doing saffron.
You will post your recipe, won't you?
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:05 AM   #9
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Yep. Considering I do a saffron only mead, do you think it will be better to use 1 gram instead of .5?

I just don't know how saffron comes through in mead.

Aslo, what temp would you reccomend roasting at? Can you do it in the oven?

 
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:53 AM   #10
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You will post your recipe, won't you?
Revvy, you've been in the mead forum a little lately. What gives? Trying to be a little more sophistocated?



 
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