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Old 01-24-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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I'm looking forward to seeing how this comes out.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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I just racked over 4.5 gallons to a keg to settle out and clear so I can bottle it. It is a very nice recipe and friendly for first time mead makers.

It will be fairly sweet. My circle of friends have brewed this and some have come out very syrup like and others have finished a bit dryer but still sweet.

I'm sipping on a small sample and this batch seems just a bit sweeter than my last big batch.

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Old 01-25-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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Simple and friendly is what I need. My first foray into mead (about 15 years ago) was a waste of a lot of honey.
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:31 PM   #4
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I just made my first JAOM today as well. The only thing I did different was I used pineapple instead of oranges..

 
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Racked into a secondary today. It smells great. A fair amount of dead yeast came along as the fruit settled down. I may rack into a tertiary next week. This stuff smells great. I can't wait to see how it ages (if it gets the chance).
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I thought, according to Joe, no racking was necessary or wanted?!?

 
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I thought, according to Joe, no racking was necessary or wanted?!?
The fermentation was complete and the oranges weren't submerged anymore and I think they would rot eventually so I made a command decision (this is as close as I get to command decisions these days). If I screwed up it's a gallon batch. If it comes out well it's only a gallon batch (dammit).

 
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I thought, according to Joe, no racking was necessary or wanted?!?
Going back and looking at the instructions it says if it's clear it's ready. It was clear. I made this in a leftover apple juice bottle with a narrow neck. If I make a larger batch I'll use a bucket so the fruit has someplace to spread out and stay submerged.

 
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:13 AM   #9
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The fermentation was complete and the oranges weren't submerged anymore and I think they would rot eventually so I made a command decision (this is as close as I get to command decisions these days). If I screwed up it's a gallon batch. If it comes out well it's only a gallon batch (dammit).
My fruit has been floating since the beginning, I thought I had nothing to fear since it was protected by a blanket of co2?

 
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My fruit has been floating since the beginning, I thought I had nothing to fear since it was protected by a blanket of co2?
Hey, do I look like a microbiologist?

You could be right and I didn't think of that.

 
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