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#1 MtnBrewer

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:19 PM

Anybody ever done one? I was thinking about 6-ish oz. of ginger run through a food processor and 14 lbs. of tupelo honey with D47. I'd like a little sweetness and a little heat to balance.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:30 PM

My experience is to go high with ginger (8 0z) if it's intended as a sparkler and lighter (5-6) if it's going to be still.  As an aside, I'd use clover or something water white. Tupelo esters will be driven off by ginger.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:56 PM

Tupelo's all I've got right now. I actually hadn't thought of carbonating it, that's a great idea. I think I'll up the ginger a little and plan on carbing it.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:32 AM

If running the ginger thru the processor, watch the amount of time it will spend on the mead.  I did one that I left it on too long and got a turpentine type aroma.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:36 AM

If running the ginger thru the processor, watch the amount of time it will spend on the mead.  I did one that I left it on too long and got a turpentine type aroma.

Should I process it differently? Slice it or just mash it up maybe? I was concerned about not getting enough ginger flavor but I definitely don't want a solventy flavor. :crazy:

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:23 AM

It was just leaving it on too long.  I did it in secondary.  Next one will be 4-5 days.  One of our club members does a quick 3-4% carbonated ginger mead that is fabulous.  He does 4 days on ginger.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:52 AM

It was just leaving it on too long.  I did it in secondary.  Next one will be 4-5 days.  One of our club members does a quick 3-4% carbonated ginger mead that is fabulous.  He does 4 days on ginger.

Good deal thanks. I was planning to add it to the end of primary so that sounds like it'll work out fine.


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