Quickie

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DaveyT
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Quickie

Post by DaveyT » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:11 pm

Hello
Can I make a quick summer mead without having to let it age for too long? I'm thinking of 5 litres with 1kg honey, some yeast nutrient and some Safale T-58 Abbey strain yeast.
Will this work or would be better to make something and wait?

Cheers
David
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Re: Quickie

Post by oldbloke » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:37 am

If you want something quick, do a melomel - chuck in at least a 1lb of berries of some sort.
Their flavour will cover the initial harshness of the mead.

DaveyT
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Re: Quickie

Post by DaveyT » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:35 am

Good idea! There are excellent cherries around atm, and the mulberry bush's threatening the fruit. I'll get on the case.

Thanks a lot.
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