Joe's Ancient Orange Mead

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HVCBrewing

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We have some Joes Ancient Orange mead that is 5+ years old. It is the only wine (<-- including mead as a wine) I have made that continues to improve after 5 years. It's also a good reason to use good corks if you intend to age your mead. It
 

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I think I will bastardize this recipe and leave out the orange, replace the water with apple juice and only use cinamon and ginger of the spices.
 

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Soooo, not JAOM🤔😄

Although, that does sound like an interesting flavor profile 💡💡🤔😉
Sooo, does that become a cyser? (or something)
My Ancient is clear, but was waiting for the oranges to fall before I bottled it. Maybe I will rack it into another carboy, then wait for everything to settle. Signs of a beginner..... I didn't realise you had to wait for so long before 'sampling'.
 

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@laureen you can sample at any time. But time is your friend. They mellow and flavors meld together as they age. If you can set some aside for at least 6 months, you'll appreciate the improvement.
 

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