Mead Recipe
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Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 12:02:04 -0500 From: "Andy Mikesell" Subject: My first mead / melomel I brewed my first mead (or is it considered a Melomel?) last night and had a few questions. The simple brew is: - 17.5 lbs clover honey - 6 lbs cherries - 2 packs (10 oz) Red star champagne yeast - Yeast Nutrient The OG is 1088. Does this sound right for 17.5 lbs of honey? The carboy temp is currently 68 F and I expect primary fermentation to run 4 - 6 weeks. I can move the carboy to bring it as low as 40 F, or as high as 76 F. Opinions, advice, experience? I used liquid finings in my last 2 all-grains with great success. Should I consider using finings here at the 2nd or 3rd racking? I am undecided on hopping but have considered hallertau dry hopping at 3.5 - 4 AAU at the 2nd racking. Is this unadvisable? Other advice wrt hopping? Any other advice or gotchas? Thanks, Andy
1/16/03
Mead Recipe