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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    I tried, I really did!
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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    Working on my last bottle of this now, it is SO GOOD! Fruity taste in the mouth, with a bit of a burn in the back of the mouth after swallowing. That is about as sophisticated as I get when...
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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    Don't worry, I've got it covered. :thumbsup:

    I added a little citric acid (less than 1/8 teaspoon per bottle) to them, and I think it brightened them up a little. And now they also have a couple...
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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    Two bottles survived Thanksgiving, one is destined for Christmas, and I will attempt to age the other for a while.

    It was quite good overall!

    Please post your raspberry recipe and notes when...
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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    I'd like to do this, but might fail in my attempt ...

    I only made a gallon.
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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    An update, in the interim, I have racked it a couple of times, added a little honey, and cold crashed it.

    Tasting - first tasted, right off the primary (2 weeks), was pretty awful, very much like...
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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    And some wine snobs have the spelling of a cave man. I assume pallet = palate?

    Thanks for that portion of your post that was very useful, which was most of it.
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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    Thank you! It smells great when I am near the carboy, here's hoping it turns out well!
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    My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    I bought this kit just to try my hand at making mead. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mead-Making-Kit/153156566890 It contains a 1 gallon glass carboy, stopper with air lock, yeast, and yeast nutrient....
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