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I have some honey that has some kind of pollen in it that gives it a heavy nutty taste. Its not an unpleasant taste but its also not one I'd want in honey that I was using as a spread. I've never had honey taste quite like this harvest did. All the honey out of a set of supers I put on all at the same time had that taste, the rest of it was normal. Would it be OK to make mead out it? Can I expect that that pollen taste will disappear as the carboy settles?
 

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Send me a case after you make it and I'll let you know if it was a good idea or not!

Smart aleck answers aside, interesting flavors in the honey could make for a delicious and unique mead product. Do you have a better use for the nutty flavored honey?
 

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Whelp, now whatever the bees were getting into is apparent now that fermenting is done. Mint mead anyone? It needs to age before deciding if it is paint stripper or mead.
 

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Mint flavored mead, doesn't sound all that appealing. But then who knows. I gave a friend a 750ml bottle of the sweet mead I made, gone in two days. He reciprocated by buying a 375ml bottle of a blueberry mead, manufatured by a local meadery, which we both agreed tasted very little like mead and a whole lot like cheap wine. Bottle cost $17.99. Somebody must like that stuff.
 
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