Jump to content


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Mead making


  • Please log in to reply
31 replies to this topic

#1 gdsfghsd

gdsfghsd

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3539 posts

Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:03 AM

Coming home last night I passed several places that had local honey signs in the front yards.I thought to myself, "Hmmmmmmm. I have an empty bucket. Why not dump in some honey...."What do you think?Is it easy?Pointers?:frank:
  • 0

#2 gdsfghsd

gdsfghsd

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3539 posts

Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:06 AM

Oh yeah.....Yeast or just dump in 10 pounds of local blueberries?:frank:If yeast, what kind?:frank:
  • 0

#3 armagh

armagh

    Grumpy Frost Giant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 6670 posts
  • LocationBandit Country

Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:21 AM

Take a run through the FAQs in this section, including High Test's, they should answer most of your questions. If they don't, plenty of people here to help. In a nutshell, yeah, mead is easy, but patience is required. When it comes to blueberries, depending on sugar content, I think in terms of 4-5 pounds per gallon. You could make a five gallon batch (kind of a standard amount) and siphon off two gallons on to the berries. Good luck.
  • 0

#4 gdsfghsd

gdsfghsd

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3539 posts

Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:46 AM

Thanks. I'm gonna go check the honey price right now for five gallons.....:frank:
  • 0

#5 gdsfghsd

gdsfghsd

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3539 posts

Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:50 AM

Well in a short while
  • 0

#6 miccullen

miccullen

    Cheap Blue Meanie

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 65824 posts
  • LocationSpokane, WA

Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:58 AM

a gallon and a quart of honey will make 5 gallons 0f Mead @ 13.5% ABV Frankthe blueberry sounds good tooRead the FAQ though
  • 0

#7 gdsfghsd

gdsfghsd

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3539 posts

Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:03 AM

Thanks Mic and Armagh.....I will look at the FAQ thing.......I bet the honey is cheap.......I........Will make Blueberry Mead..........:frank::frank:
  • 0

#8 gdsfghsd

gdsfghsd

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3539 posts

Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:14 AM

Wow......Mead, melomel......Whoa.That stuff has to sit a while.....I will test a bottle every six months.......Whoa. I will do it though......:frank:
  • 0

#9 EWW

EWW

    Regular, normal human being

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 23609 posts
  • LocationSomewhere special

Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

Good to hear Frank. Keep us posted
  • 0

#10 gdsfghsd

gdsfghsd

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3539 posts

Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:46 AM

Is 9 dollars a quart high?:frank:
  • 0

#11 MtnBrewer

MtnBrewer

    Skynet Architect

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 6632 posts
  • LocationThe Springs

Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:21 AM

If it's good honey it's not a bad price. If it's not good honey then no price is a good price.

#12 armagh

armagh

    Grumpy Frost Giant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 6670 posts
  • LocationBandit Country

Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:09 AM

Is 9 dollars a quart high? :frank:

If I could buy Tupelo for that price, I'd buy a ton.
  • 0

#13 miccullen

miccullen

    Cheap Blue Meanie

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 65824 posts
  • LocationSpokane, WA

Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:21 PM

If I could buy Tupelo for that price, I'd buy a ton.

$6,000.00 worth of honey :notworthy:
  • 0

#14 gdsfghsd

gdsfghsd

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3539 posts

Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:35 AM

Found a place in Nahunta Georgia that sells gallberry or whatever for 40 dollars a gallon.......:frank:The lady said it is dark and sweet........

Edited by NotFrank, 26 June 2012 - 10:36 AM.

  • 0

#15 armagh

armagh

    Grumpy Frost Giant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 6670 posts
  • LocationBandit Country

Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:56 AM

Found a place in Nahunta Georgia that sells gallberry or whatever for 40 dollars a gallon....... :frank:The lady said it is dark and sweet........

Gallberry honey makes fine mead and $40 a gallon these days is not bad. Taste it first if you can.
  • 0

#16 realbeerguy

realbeerguy

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1973 posts
  • LocationBluffton, SC

Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:35 PM

Found a place in Nahunta Georgia that sells gallberry or whatever for 40 dollars a gallon.......:frank:The lady said it is dark and sweet........

Made some great mead with the gallberry.
  • 0

#17 gdsfghsd

gdsfghsd

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3539 posts

Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:28 AM

How about the Milwaukee MA871 brix meter?:frank:
  • 0

#18 EWW

EWW

    Regular, normal human being

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 23609 posts
  • LocationSomewhere special

Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:22 AM

I don't know anything about that one and haven't looked it up, but my guess is that it costs more then the $20-30 refractometers a lot of us have gotten off eBay. You're looking for something in the 0-36 brix range
  • 0

#19 gdsfghsd

gdsfghsd

    Frequent Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3539 posts

Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:05 PM

20 to 30 sounds way better then the 120 for the Milwaukee....I am shooting for the date of July 14-15 to take the leap...This gives me some time to get the yeast, refractometer, additions, and honey..I will also study up on fruit additions...I live in Blackshear Georgia...In this part of the state they grow blueberries.I will make this a blueberry mead.I will make one batch every other month for six months..I read about someone making smaller batches also.I will consider this after I make my first five gallon batch..The journey begins.......................:frank::frank:
  • 0

#20 EWW

EWW

    Regular, normal human being

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 23609 posts
  • LocationSomewhere special

Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:41 PM

Make some blueberry braggot!https://www.brewboar...?showtopic=9515

Edited by EWW, 28 June 2012 - 05:42 PM.

  • 0


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users