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mattne421

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i only had 3 pounds of clover honey and the recipe calls for 3 1/2. how will this affect the outcome of my mead.

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Everything you care about will come to naught - your children will rue the day they were brought forth screaming into such an accursed lineage!

Just kidding! it'll just come out a bit drier, maybe more fruity (remember the yeast are eating the fruit juice bits as well) than had it had the extra half lb.
 

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I often use 3 lbs since its so hard to get a half pound jar ;-). And by gum, I usually like my mead :).
 

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Hehe, you can read all my JAOM and JAOMesk misadventures here in the forums... so far the only nasty one I put out was the lavendar death jug.
 

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Well as far as JAOM goes, 2-3.5 pounds of honey is good. 2 pounds being dry and 3.5 sweet. And then adjust accordingly to your tastes. If it's a 1 gallon batch I reckon it should be good.
 
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stopped bubbling and bottled. pretty good already. lets hope i can let at least one bottle age a good year.

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Holy cannolis, that's gorgeous. How long did you let it sit in the jug to get that clear, and what yeast did you use?
 

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I would also like to know. I started mine on the 6th(Dec) and am anxious to see how it looks when I get home from the holidays!
 
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I just used fletchmans bread yeast and let it sit in the primary carboy with the oranges and raisins for about 6 weeks. then i racked it into a secondary and let it settle out for about another week. then just bottle it up. taste is still young but absolutely still delicious.
 
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Unfortunately my love for alcohol and impatience got the best of me a couple months back. But seeing this thread makes me want to get another batch going. Maybe a bottle will make it until next christmas (2013)
 

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