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    Brewing mead or "honey beer"

    I started this thread with my concerns about the making of a sweet "beer" type drink with honey. I got some good advice and struck out to see what would happen. Here is an update at 12/20/05: The brew was made of 12 lbs honey, water and Sweet Mead/Champaign yeast. It worked very slowly for 2...
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    Brewing mead or "honey beer"

    I'm planning on adding 4 oz of raspberry flavoring at the end with the priming sugar. I agree with the spices, and if this works out I will change from raspberry to some good spices as you suggest on the next batch. I can't think of a good spice with raspberry, which is the flavor I want...
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    Brewing mead or "honey beer"

    No sweat, I'll drain the carboy into a priorty mail envelope and send it anywhere you like. On second thought, I think I'll follow your advice and see this one to the bitter (or sweet, I hope) end!
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    Brewing mead or "honey beer"

    I'm confused too. The yeast is WLP720, called "Sweet Mead/Wine" yeast, but the bottle says Sweet Mead/Champagne yeast. We'll see what happens, right now not much!
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    Brewing mead or "honey beer"

    Sorry, I checked the White Labs yeast bottle, it was Sweet Mead/Champagne yeast, so I guess it is champagne yeast after all. It's been brewing for 3-4 days now, no active head on top, and modest bubble activity in the airlock. Odd, all my ales have a huge head by the 2nd day. This stuff is...
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    Brewing mead or "honey beer"

    I won't repeat his mistakes, but for 5 cents per quart or less (his cost) he didn't care what it tasted like. Me, I want good beer!
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    Brewing mead or "honey beer"

    Well my "sweet mead" yeast is working today, ready for the brew day tomorrow. I appreciate all the lively contributions, it was fun - and educational. I have committed to the HBS raspberry extract flavoring, all I want is the hint of raspberry. I got it in a 4 oz bottle from Beer Beer & More...
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    Brewing mead or "honey beer"

    So it sounds like I won't be making true mead, but will be making a type of hop-free ale with honey as the base sugar. At least that's what I want to do. Very good advice, I won't boil more than a minute or so to kill the baddies, cool and pitch. I like the idea of adding the flavoring at...
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    Brewing mead or "honey beer"

    I need some help. I've been brewing for a year now with great success using the partial mash method. Good beer, everyone loves it. I wanted to make some holiday brew that was mildly sweet and raspberry flavored. I figured I could make it just like homebrew, but instead of grains and DME, I...
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