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Brewing Mead

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Samuel Des, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. Samuel Des

    Samuel Des Well-Known Member

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    Hey, has anyone here brewed mead before? I've only heard accounts of what it tastes like. I really would like to make my own and try it!
     
  2. Robert_J

    Robert_J Well-Known Member

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    I brewed some a few years ago. First, be careful when you boil your honey. It will boil over quickly and it's a mess to clean up. Second, it takes a long time to ferment. Maybe it was my yeast (Montroche Champaign yeast) but it took almost a year for four gallons. I racked it every other month. It came out a little sweet for my taste but VERY strong.

    -Robert
     
  3. Samuel Des

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    For me, it wasn't worth the wait. It tied up one of my carboys that I could have been using for beer brewing.
     
  5. Samuel Des

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    You mentioned that it was overly sweet to your tastes. The thing about it is, i'd like to just try it before going through the expense, &c. of making it. I think I'm going to check out some of those home brew clubs, ask for experiences about mead.
     

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