Rhodomel help

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Caveman Pete

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Dec 31, 2017
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Howdy fellow brewer !

I'm fairly new to mead making and just joined this site (which has been of great help reading other threads for my prior meads). I have my sights set on a rhodomel and have a few questions from you season brewers.

1. What type of rose petal is best? (After reading other threads I decided against rose hips)

2. Do you recommend steeping into a tea before primary, or racking over petals into secondary?

3. Which type of honey tends to flavor well with the rose petals?

4. How long does ageing usually take for a rhodomel?

Thank you for helping a brother out!

Edit: And what are yalls thoughts on adding vanilla?