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    Default Success!

    I think I've finally made a mead I like!
    Just put it into bottles today....hasn't even aged....and it is still goooood!
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    What's your recipe? That stuff looks pretty dark.
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solomon Parker View Post
    What's your recipe? That stuff looks pretty dark.
    Honey, water, yeast...high enough OG to produce 14% alcohol...ferment to completion, rack onto a mesh bag with 1lb+ pureed blueberries/gallon of mead (actually was about 7lbs or blueberries and 5 gallons of mead) and about 75ppm sulfite, after 4 weeks rack off of blueberries...allow to settle for 6 weeks...bottle.

    In the past I've skipped the sulfite. The blueberry juice would ferment and the resulting flavor didn't agree with my palate. This batch retains much of the blueberry flavor and some sweetness. I wouldn't call it sweet but it isn't dry either.

    It is still pretty raw but is not unpleasant.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    Default Re: Success!

    What yeast?
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solomon Parker View Post
    What yeast?
    Lalvin 71b-1122
    Oh yeah...I forgot...yeast nutrient at the initial fermentation.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    How much honey? You know what I mean, I know you mix it based on alcohol, I have a hydrometer, but just an estimate.
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
    11 Years Treatment-Free, ~25 Colony Baseline

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