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328.8 + 2 = 330.8
1 gallon of BOMM
1 gallon of JOA BOMM

As long as my TX math is up to speed...lol
 

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7 gallons Big Berry BOMM...(Berry Death BOMM with more fruit)
1 gallon of wildflower traditional BOMM
1 gallon Spring Blossom traditional BOMM

332.3 + 9 = 341.3
 

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5.5 gallons - Cab Sav Pyment - Mesquite Honey
6.25 gallons - Cab Sauv Pyment - Raspberry Blossom
6.25 gallons - Pinot Noir Pyment - Blueberry Blossom
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session Kyviek yeast
4 gallons - Pineapple mead with mesquite honey
3.25 gallons - Lemon Ginger session
5 gallons - Blueberry cyser, wildflower
5 gallons - Blueberry cyser, blueberry blossom
3.25 gallons - Mesquite traditional
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
2.5 gallons - Horchata mead
4 gallons - Christmas spiced mead
3.5 gallons - Buckwheat Orange Blossom traditional
3 gallons - Norwegian Tea
5 gallons - Strawberry mead
3 gallons - Raspberry Blossom Bochet
3.5 gallons Buckwheat & Mesquite Bochet
4 gallons Chile & Mango mead
(8) 1 gallon tea experiments
349 + 87 = 436

More to come... I hope.
 

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5.5 gallons - Cab Sav Pyment - Mesquite Honey
6.25 gallons - Cab Sauv Pyment - Raspberry Blossom
6.25 gallons - Pinot Noir Pyment - Blueberry Blossom
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session Kyviek yeast
4 gallons - Pineapple mead with mesquite honey
3.25 gallons - Lemon Ginger session
5 gallons - Blueberry cyser, wildflower
5 gallons - Blueberry cyser, blueberry blossom
3.25 gallons - Mesquite traditional
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
2.5 gallons - Horchata mead
4 gallons - Christmas spiced mead
3.5 gallons - Buckwheat Orange Blossom traditional
3 gallons - Norwegian Tea
5 gallons - Strawberry mead
3 gallons - Raspberry Blossom Bochet
3.5 gallons Buckwheat & Mesquite Bochet
4 gallons Chile & Mango mead
(8) 1 gallon tea experiments
349 + 87 = 436

More to come... I hope.

That's all in 2022? Keeping the beekeeper in beesiness.
 

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That's all in 2022.
It all falls under my want to be better at making mead and having mead around to age and see what happens. If I don't make more than I drink, I won't have any around to age.

Items like the Session's and the Christmas are expected to be mostly for immediate consumption; well the Christmas one will get close to a year of aging before being given away. My Cysers are close to immediate consumption as well and I do love those.

I tend to purchase the 5 gallon buckets, but the latest price hikes have me in sticker shock.
 

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5.5 gallons - Cab Sav Pyment - Mesquite Honey
6.25 gallons - Cab Sauv Pyment - Raspberry Blossom
6.25 gallons - Pinot Noir Pyment - Blueberry Blossom
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session Kyviek yeast
4 gallons - Pineapple mead with mesquite honey
3.25 gallons - Lemon Ginger session
5 gallons - Blueberry cyser, wildflower
5 gallons - Blueberry cyser, blueberry blossom
3.25 gallons - Mesquite traditional
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
2.5 gallons - Horchata mead
4 gallons - Christmas spiced mead
3.5 gallons - Buckwheat Orange Blossom traditional
3 gallons - Norwegian Tea
5 gallons - Strawberry mead
3 gallons - Raspberry Blossom Bochet
3.5 gallons Buckwheat & Mesquite Bochet
4 gallons Chile & Mango mead
(8) 1 gallon tea experiments
349 + 87 = 436

More to come... I hope.
Previous total was 341.3, not 349😉
341.3 + 87 = 428.3
 

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428.3 + 1.5 hydromel = 429.8

It is a split batch to compare yeasts, I will post results eventually. One of the strains has been a lot slower going.


Feeling kinda dumb, because I already added this batch earlier, forgot, then re-added it...

Total = 428.3
 
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5.5 gallons - Cab Sav Pyment - Mesquite Honey
6.25 gallons - Cab Sauv Pyment - Raspberry Blossom
6.25 gallons - Pinot Noir Pyment - Blueberry Blossom
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session Kyviek yeast
4 gallons - Pineapple mead with mesquite honey
3.25 gallons - Lemon Ginger session
5 gallons - Blueberry cyser, wildflower
5 gallons - Blueberry cyser, blueberry blossom
3.25 gallons - Mesquite traditional
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
5 gallons - Raspberry Blossom session 71B yeast
2.5 gallons - Horchata mead
4 gallons - Christmas spiced mead
3.5 gallons - Buckwheat Orange Blossom traditional
3 gallons - Norwegian Tea
5 gallons - Strawberry mead
3 gallons - Raspberry Blossom Bochet
3.5 gallons Buckwheat & Mesquite Bochet
4 gallons Chile & Mango mead
(8) 1 gallon tea experiments
349 + 87 = 436

More to come... I hope.
@MightyMosin, I was looking over your list of flavors you've created this year & I was wondering, would you be willing to share your recipe & process for the pineapple mead with Mesquite honey, please?
I have a pineapple bochet that's almost done primary now, & would be interested in doing a batch with the mesquite honey I bought last year & haven't found one to use it with yet. It would be good to compare the two, even though they'd be separated by 2-3 months in aging to tell any real differences.
Thank you, in advance, if you do reply and/or share.
Happy meading :cool:
 

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The Pineapple and Mesquite mead I did was a 4 gallon batch. Here's what I did.
In primary I used:
14.5Lb of Trader Joes Mostly Mesquite honey with spring water added to make 4 gallons.
6Lb of frozen-chopped cubed organic pineapples from Costco
This with the pineapple sugars gave an OG of ~1.140.
At least 1 hour before yeast pitch add pectic enzyme at a rate of .326g per LB of fruit; so 1.965g total.
4g of Booster Blanc
Mix well and then aerate must with filtered air pump via oxygenation stone. I do this for ~ 1 hour to make sure it is well saturated.

Yeast used for this was 10g of Lalvin 71B with a TOSNA schedule.
Yeast was rehydrated at ~102F with 15g of Go-Ferm.
After 30 minutes of rehydration, 50ml of must was added to it and left to sit for ~15 minutes.
Pitch yeast and degas 2x daily until 1/3 sugar break of 1.086 and then once a day until SG 1.044
Fermaid-O was used at 4.6g each feeding the first 3 days and again at the 1/3 break.

pH started at 3.9 and finished at 3.7
Fermentation finished at 1.002 after 16 days.
Temperature was kept between 70-73.5F the entire fermentation.

Racked over 1.74g K-Meta
Added 8 Xoakers of French Oak Med+
Let settle/age in carboy for 6 months. CO2 blanket used in carboy during transfers and when air-locking.
Final rack over 1.57g K-Meta and bottle in 375ml wine bottles.

This has a very nice flavor and while it's ~18% it does not taste that way at all.
I attribute this to good nutrients schedule and a constant temperature.

I had intended to add some dried Chipotle to this but enjoyed the taste as it was.
 

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The Pineapple and Mesquite mead I did was a 4 gallon batch. Here's what I did.
In primary I used:
14.5Lb of Trader Joes Mostly Mesquite honey with spring water added to make 4 gallons.
6Lb of frozen-chopped cubed organic pineapples from Costco
This with the pineapple sugars gave an OG of ~1.140.
At least 1 hour before yeast pitch add pectic enzyme at a rate of .326g per LB of fruit; so 1.965g total.
4g of Booster Blanc
Mix well and then aerate must with filtered air pump via oxygenation stone. I do this for ~ 1 hour to make sure it is well saturated.

Yeast used for this was 10g of Lalvin 71B with a TOSNA schedule.
Yeast was rehydrated at ~102F with 15g of Go-Ferm.
After 30 minutes of rehydration, 50ml of must was added to it and left to sit for ~15 minutes.
Pitch yeast and degas 2x daily until 1/3 sugar break of 1.086 and then once a day until SG 1.044
Fermaid-O was used at 4.6g each feeding the first 3 days and again at the 1/3 break.

pH started at 3.9 and finished at 3.7
Fermentation finished at 1.002 after 16 days.
Temperature was kept between 70-73.5F the entire fermentation.

Racked over 1.74g K-Meta
Added 8 Xoakers of French Oak Med+
Let settle/age in carboy for 6 months. CO2 blanket used in carboy during transfers and when air-locking.
Final rack over 1.57g K-Meta and bottle in 375ml wine bottles.

This has a very nice flavor and while it's ~18% it does not taste that way at all.
I attribute this to good nutrients schedule and a constant temperature.

I had intended to add some dried Chipotle to this but enjoyed the taste as it was.
Thank you, very much! As luck would have it, I have a ton of 71B I have to use up.
 

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Thank you, very much! As luck would have it, I have a ton of 71B I have to use up.
The process I use is pretty similar for most of the meads that I do. I'm curious what else you might do that is different or that you think might be a good addition to that process.
 

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The process I use is pretty similar for most of the meads that I do. I'm curious what else you might do that is different or that you think might be a good addition to that process.
I will be sure to take good notes & report back to you with my findings 👍
 

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Started another batch of hydromel since I liked my first one. This time I added some lemon/orange infused simple syrup - although I'm not sure much flavor will remain after fermenting.

431.3 + 1.5 = 432.8
 

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That's the total mead I made this year but also the only mead so I only made 21 gallons, and counting.... lol
No problem, just trying to keep an accurate count.
It's easier to do when you just input the current total + how many you're adding = the new total.👍
Example 432.8 + 21 = 453.8
 
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Happy new year everyone, let's get this show on the road and see if we can make it to 1000 this year.

Kickin' off the new year with 6 gallons of Rolanberry Mead. It's a fruit combination recipe from Final Fantasy XIV that I'm attempting to create for my wife based on the official cookbook she is in love with. Essentially, it is Cherry, Raspberry and Strawberry combined with some lemon.

6 gallons, Let's Go!
I'm at 80 gallons for this year - 20 are cider or cyser tho..
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No problem, just trying to keep an accurate count.
It's easier to do when you just input the current total + how many you're adding = the new total.👍
Example 432.8 + 21 = 453.8
Oh I understand now its all the meads from everyone in the group being totaled up together. For some reason I thought it was the total of the meads I made, not everyone plus mines 😂. Got it 👍🏿.
 

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Oh I understand now its all the meads from everyone in the group being totaled up together. For some reason I thought it was the total of the meads I made, not everyone plus mines 😂. Got it 👍🏿.
Like a running tally for the year
 

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This year I have bottled:
3 gallon triple berry vanilla
3 gallon all juice pomegranate
5 gallon boshet cyser
1 gallon all juice tart cherry with vanilla and cacao nibs

So 533.8 plus my 12 is a new total of 545.8 gallons
 

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Just finished up
6.5 gal strawberry Mel
6.5 gal vanilla blueberry Mel
5 gal carrot cake
3 gal cyber

Just started today 16 gal bochet and will add coffee beans to secondary....soon I hope!!!
 
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1 gal. Six ghost cherry (super hot pepper experiment - Awesome taste, but has an acid re-flux feel after the fact) Fantastic for those worst enemies.
5 gal. oak cherry
2 gal. traditional (honey)
3 gal blueberry
0.5 gal mixed fruits w/ cinnamon
2 gal cherry w/spices
2 gal blood orange w/ spice


My total = 15.5 gallons

Group Total 589.3 + 15.5 = 604.8
 
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16 gal of bochet coffeemel
1.5 gal raspberry bochet
3 gal persimmon mel
 
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