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#1 miccullen

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 05:15 PM

Last august,I finally got the nerve to make a plain mead no fruit or spice to hide behind.

 

Thanks largely to the teachings of this board's members, I succeeded I think.

 

I entered it in our local fair, which is open to entries from 6 counties in WA and 3 from ID, the Spokane Interstate Fair.

 

Won Best of Lot (meads) Reserve Grand Champion (all wines) and Judges Choice (all wines).

 

Pretty happy with those results.

 

 

 

 


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#2 jayb151

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 06:21 PM

Gosh darn that's some great news, congrats to you!

 

That's honestly some pretty high praise. 


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 06:42 PM

Gosh darn that's some great news, congrats to you!

 

That's honestly some pretty high praise. 

it's not a big comp granted, but the judges were impressed :D


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 06:43 PM

Congrats, that is fantastic.

 

Recipe? What type of honey? I am not even sure of what is best practice these days as far as SNA/fermentation management goes.


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#5 miccullen

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 09:23 PM

Congrats, that is fantastic.

 

Recipe? What type of honey? I am not even sure of what is best practice these days as far as SNA/fermentation management goes.

That's the thing, it was 60% Costco clover honey 40% local raw wildflower honey, nothing special as far as ingredients, no boil just enough warmth to get the honey into the primary,  D47 yeast kept cool, I used plain old fermaid K and DAP using the SNA in the FAQ.  Gravity was 1.102 from 16 total lbs of honey.  Finished @ 1.004? Racked it to secondary after a month, racked again @ 3 months total, again @ 7 months, bottled a month ago at 12 months age.


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 06:06 PM

That's the thing, it was 60% Costco clover honey 40% local raw wildflower honey, nothing special as far as ingredients, no boil just enough warmth to get the honey into the primary,  D47 yeast kept cool, I used plain old fermaid K and DAP using the SNA in the FAQ.  Gravity was 1.102 from 16 total lbs of honey.  Finished @ 1.004? Racked it to secondary after a month, racked again @ 3 months total, again @ 7 months, bottled a month ago at 12 months age.

 

Thanks for that. Inspired by this I cracked an old bottle of sour cherry mead from 2012 last night. It's been a couple of years and I forgot how good that batch was!


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:26 AM

Congrats!


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:59 PM

Congratulations!


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