Dry, sparkling, hopped mead...

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SteveThomps
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Dry, sparkling, hopped mead...

Post by SteveThomps » Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:39 pm

Hi all,

New to home brewing and fancy dabbling with a mead, but not really a fan of sweet wines.

Was considering the use of hops. Maybe boiling them just in water and using the cooled water for the mead, to avoid boiling the honey. Then dry hopping a little before bottle conditioning. This would just be a 5ltr batch.

Is this possible, or likely to produce anything drinkable??

Seen mixed responses on conditioning mead in bottles.

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Re: Dry, sparkling, hopped mead...

Post by SteveThomps » Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:58 pm

I've also never actually had mead so not sure what it's like 🤔

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Re: Dry, sparkling, hopped mead...

Post by Rookie » Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:04 pm

A modest original gravity and champagne yeast will give you a nice dry mead.
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Re: Dry, sparkling, hopped mead...

Post by SteveThomps » Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:08 pm

Thanks! After a little research, I think a hopped Hyrdomel is more along the lines I was thinking of.

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