My First try at Mead.......

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Re: My First try at Mead.......

Post by Laripu » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:26 am

steviebobs83 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:51 pm
I've lobbed in 3 jars of Lidl honey and a jar of homemade redcurrant jelly into a 5l bottle of Morrisons mineral water with a balloon for an airlock and 3/4 of a packet of out of date lalvin champagne yeast. Got it to around 1.083 OG
My guess: you won't notice any contribution from the redcurrant jelly except for colour and a bit of tannin.

Lalvin Champagne yeast is always a good choice. I guess it was active enough even though it was out of date.

Anyway, I think it will taste good.

If you bottle it and wait a month, I think it will carbonate without priming sugar. I think they're will be sufficient unfermented sugars left.
Bottled: "Cats & Myces", strong blond, 1.061, 35 BU, 6.6% abv
Secondary FV: "Old 11-ish", ginger braggot, ~11%
1. "Paradise" dry mead. Florida orange blossom honey 1.074, 9.8%
2. "Mooshti", Turbo cider small batch, with crystal malt. 6.5%
4. "Don't Bring Me Down", 6%, spruce beer
5. "Comin' Thro' the Rye" 1.069, 6.9%, 34 BU
6. Grocery store canned pineapple melomel, small batch, ~8%

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