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Re: Took the plunge

Postby GAZ9053 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:18 pm

Good point. Well made. :D
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Re: Took the plunge

Postby bobsbeer » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:28 pm

A bit of an update.

It has had nearly 2 months fermenting and is now quite clear so decided I would rack it off the lees. It did have a vanilla pod, cinnamon stick and a couple of cloves in there too. I ditched the cinnamon and cloves, but kept the vanilla pod in there. The SG is now 0.996, from 1.106 so now around 15% ABV.

My only comment is that it is a tad too dry and maybe should have stopped it sooner, or had more honey in there. I may need to sweeten it up a bit or do another one and blend. Certainly drinkable as I like dry wine, but not sure it would win any prizes. Maybe with a few months maturing it will improve. I will leave it in the DJ for another couple of months and then bottle it. Should be crystal clear by then. We can have a first outing at the Get Together in February. :D


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Re: Took the plunge

Postby WalesAles » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:17 pm

Did this Mead get a prize at the Festival?
Your side of the room was picking up prizes Left, Right and Centre! =D>
The 3 different bottles from 3 different brewers were great in our little drinking circle on Sat Night.
I am going to make Mead soon! #-o
Then I will sit at your table at next years` Fest and enjoy all the plaudits. :D


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