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redcurrant jelly into a 5l bottle of Morrisons mineral water with a balloon for an airlock and 3/4 of a packet of out of date lalvin champagne yeast.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 I guess it was active enough even though it was out of date.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.
Bottle aging: "Old 11-ish", 2018, ginger braggot, ~11%
1. "Comin' Thro' the Rye" 1.069, 6.9%, 34 BU
2. "Old 11-ish", 2017, ginger braggot. ~11% abv
3. "Wee Drappie", dark ale, 4.7% abv, 28 BU
4. "X", Canadian style blond ale, 6% abv, 25 BU

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