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Title: Mead
Post by: Johnwolfe on March 10, 2017, 08:11:52 AM
I got a new gallon mead kit on the way. Hoping to make my first batch soon. Anyone have tips and advice ?

I can't wait ????


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Title: Re: Mead
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 10, 2017, 12:21:17 PM
I haven't made mead before, but used to brew beer. Cleanliness. Cleanliness. Cleanliness. ... and more Cleanliness.

Keep detailed notes of the process for each batch. That way, if you get an awesome batch, you can do it again.
Title: Mead
Post by: Johnwolfe on March 10, 2017, 02:10:33 PM
 Good idea  Merlin notes will come in handy i plan on using some oak in for a woodsy flavor


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Title: Mead
Post by: Johnwolfe on March 11, 2017, 05:27:06 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170311/7c06d5af13a9cb45e35fab20bc4ea982.jpg)here we go wish me luck and hopefully a tasty drink after a while


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Title: Mead
Post by: Johnwolfe on March 20, 2017, 07:15:37 AM
It's getting hard not to open it and try it lol  3 more weeks


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Title: Re: Mead
Post by: bcuda77 on March 28, 2017, 09:30:35 AM
That is the hardest part. Just waiting........ and waiting..........







bcuda77
Title: Mead
Post by: Johnwolfe on March 28, 2017, 02:17:57 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170328/c28b0fc36ab191a26f3ba27fee60f94e.jpg)
Indeed but it's almost there


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Title: Re: Mead
Post by: scarletnyx on April 23, 2017, 09:37:38 PM
Looks good! Is it done yet? If so, how did it come out?

Alex and I may try our hand in making Loki this summer. We gotta research what Merlin said about cleaniness and all that jazz before we do though.
Title: Mead
Post by: Johnwolfe on April 24, 2017, 06:59:03 AM
It finished wasn't no where near the sweetness I desired had a bit of a brew taste to it  I added twice as much honey in the next batch which should be ready to her in the next few weeks . Also it wasn't that strong surprising I feel like I can chug a bit of it and not get drunk :( not sure if something went wrong or what but here's to round two lol


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Title: Re: Mead
Post by: scarletnyx on April 24, 2017, 03:57:07 PM
It finished wasn't no where near the sweetness I desired had a bit of a brew taste to it  I added twice as much honey in the next batch which should be ready to her in the next few weeks . Also it wasn't that strong surprising I feel like I can chug a bit of it and not get drunk :( not sure if something went wrong or what but here's to round two lol


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I've heard it takes awhile to get it really dialed in. Don't get discouraged!
Title: Mead
Post by: Johnwolfe on April 24, 2017, 07:55:21 PM
Yea I just can't leave it alone for months to tears at a time I might talk a glass out of the next batch then put it up for aging


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Title: Re: Mead
Post by: Johan77 on April 25, 2017, 08:27:46 PM
Hey John.
If the next one is a success - would you be able to post your notes and recepie here?
Was thinking to try a batch when i get back from my vecation :)
Title: Mead
Post by: Johnwolfe on April 29, 2017, 10:24:30 AM
I can


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Title: Mead
Post by: Johnwolfe on May 10, 2017, 06:52:30 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170510/44325689a080df3a362cc1c59eccc59c.jpg) here's to the first tasting of the second batch :)


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Title: Mead
Post by: Johnwolfe on May 10, 2017, 07:12:41 PM
Second batch is definitely sweeter not sure of alc content but first tasting was good for me I used two pounds of honey about a half packet of yeast and water . Mix water and honey in a pot and heat till honey is melted the pour into fermenting vessel mine was a gallon recipe  add the  wine yeast fill till about three inches is left to the top  with water let sit for about a month then I usually rack it then let it sit for desired amount of time or drink then


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