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  1. #1
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    Default Maple Mead anyone????

    Anyone tried Maple?

    I've googled a few recipes and haven't come across my experiment yet.

    I started a 5 gal batch with 13 lbs of clover honey, pack of energizer and the remainder is about 25 brix maple sap...( sap 1/2 boiled down to syrup), 1122 yeast.

    I didn't take a OG reading, mostly because i started the batch at 2 1/2 gallons because i didn't have enough sap and didn't want my sap to spoil. Later got some sap from a local syrup maker to top up.

    Any predictions on how it will taste?

    I'm sure it's going to have a maple flavor, just a Qn of how much. Most of my meads i use about 16 lbs of honey , the unknown is how much equivilant suger was in 5 gal of 25 brix syrup?

    Any takers to figure that one out?

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    Default Re: Maple Mead anyone????

    I have read in the forums somewhere that it takes a REAL long time to mellow out.... But when it does, it is pretty good. It might have been at gotmead.com I dont remember
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    Default Re: Maple Mead anyone????

    I've had it in beer and love it. "Tommy Knockers Maple Nut Brown" is some fine ale. They actually filter out the yeast and add the maple @ the end so its not used as a fermentable but sure is good.
    I bet that mead would bee great w/ a maple flavor in it. Good luck!!!!

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    Default Re: Maple Mead anyone????

    i'll guess you wont taste anything but maple.
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    Default Re: Maple Mead anyone????

    if you added it at the end, you better make sure your yeast is killed off, or you will get a second round of fermentation. And if it is bottled, either bubbly mead or lots of cleaning up sticky broken glass!
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  6. #6
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    Default Re: Maple Mead anyone????

    It was added 5 days after initial pitch. No worries.

    I did some pear in the fall, haven't tasted since around christmas...but it had a bit of a strong twang to it....hope it comes around.

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