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Rikkard
post Nov 29 2007, 10:44 PM
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Don't forget guys this is meant to be a quick down and dirty Drinkable mead with the emphasis on quick. My first batch I made a
1 gallon batch which at 6 weeks was clear and tasted really good. 2 to 3 weeks later it was great. Again, all things considered. I then
made a 5 gallon batch that I pretty much just scaled up the original recipe. That one after 3 months I still couldn't get it lower than 1.030 or so.
Man that was sweet. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/omg.gif) But again after a few months in the bottles it did seem to mellow a bit and it was still a huge hit with the ladies. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/hehe.gif)

I think when I make another 5 gallon batch I will probably reduce the honey my a pound or two and make sure I go and buy fresh yeast instead of
one of the leftover packages from the three pack I bought.

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Dave in Indiana
post Nov 30 2007, 07:30 AM
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Good info. I'll give a tasting report at bottling time ....
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post Nov 30 2007, 08:20 AM
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QUOTE(Dave in Indiana @ Nov 29 2007, 09:18 PM) *
Approaching 2 months, fruit is still floating, but mead is very clear.



Try and wait for the fruit to fall (4+ months) if you can. Racking through / around it is a PITA.

If you have a vacu-vin wine preserver you can degass using that and it will fall sooner.

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post Nov 30 2007, 03:42 PM
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If I wait ... will the mead improve or is this really a drink at month concoction?
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post Nov 30 2007, 11:08 PM
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Yes and kinda (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/biggrin.gif) It is ready when you can read a newspaper through it. Don't sweat it if the fruit hasn't fallen.
But it will mellow and get a little smoother the longer you wait. Then once the fruit fall, Enjoy
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post Dec 1 2007, 06:21 AM
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Thanks.
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post Dec 1 2007, 09:56 AM
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I have found that mine is much smoother and more integrated after 18 months. I think it keeps getting better the longer you wait.

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post Dec 1 2007, 11:18 AM
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18 months?!!!! holy cow I'm lucky if mine makes it 18 days after it clears. lol
Kind of defeats the purpose of a quick sweet mead but I bet it does taste fantastic.
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post Dec 1 2007, 06:17 PM
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I'll to put away a bottle for the ages when I bottle.
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post Dec 2 2007, 10:35 PM
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QUOTE(Rikkard @ Dec 1 2007, 11:18 AM) *
18 months?!!!! holy cow I'm lucky if mine makes it 18 days after it clears. lol
Kind of defeats the purpose of a quick sweet mead but I bet it does taste fantastic.


I had about 60 bottles out of that batch. There are a few still kicking around.

I plan on keeping a couple until the 2 year mark for sure. Then all bets are off.

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post Dec 24 2007, 04:43 PM
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I just made a gallon batch of this stuff Im interested to see how it comes out..
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post Dec 31 2007, 10:47 AM
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When some of you are scaling this mead up and making it larger are you still using bread yeast?

Is anyone making this with a different yeast or is it the bread yeast that really makes it what it is?
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post Jan 1 2008, 01:09 PM
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QUOTE(Dave in Indiana @ Oct 3 2007, 05:07 AM) *
Made a two gallon batch of this last night ... anyone else have a batch going?


Almost all the fruit has dropped out now .... 90 days.
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post Jan 5 2008, 09:06 AM
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Thinking about bottling now that all the fruit has fallen and it's clear.

Beer bottles or wine bottles?
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QUOTE(Dave in Indiana @ Jan 5 2008, 09:06 AM) *
Thinking about bottling now that all the fruit has fallen and it's clear.

Beer bottles or wine bottles?



I used wine bottles.

Be sure to stabilize it. I didn't on one batch and had everyone one of them carbonate and a few popped corks.


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