mead & rose wine

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mead & rose wine

Post: # 250045Post wabbit955
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:15 am

just bottle my first wines
and very happy with them to
mead is great
mead done with lavender is very good nice and dry with a fizz don't surpose it should have but very champange like :O)
rose wine is sweet but very good
just hopeing the rest are as good
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Post: # 250059Post MKG
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:19 pm

You made mead on your first attempt? Good going, wabbit!

Don't wait - get the next lot going before you run out :iconbiggrin:

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Post: # 252914Post bill1953
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:22 pm

What recipe did you use? There are so many on the net it's confusing!
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Post: # 252916Post wabbit955
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:30 pm

this is the one i use got it off the net to just looked for the easest one
just add lavevder and removed spices for other one
Mead
fresh water
4 x jars of 340g honey (light)
1 x stick cinnamon
30 x cloves (approx)
1 x medium sized orange
2 x teabags
Campden tablets (for sterilising equipment)
Wine yeast
Boil up 8.5 pints of water in the pan. When boiling... Add the honey and stir until dissolved
Heat until steaming hot (don't boil it). Some frothy scum will rise to the surface, skim it off with a spoon
Grate the orange zest off the orange and add. Squeeze in juice. add all the other spices
Make a strong cup of black tea. add it to the pan.

strain it into the demijohn.
now sprinkle a heaped teaspoon of yeast into the demijohn and apply the airlock with water in it.
Leave in a warmplace until fermentation has ceased (no more bubbles go through the airlock), then use the same racking method with the tube to transfer the mead into sterilised wine bottles. Cork them and store in a cool, dark place for a month before drinking.
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Post: # 252950Post Keaniebean
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:39 pm

oo now Mead is something I have wanted to make for a long time. Thanks for the recipe. :thumbright:
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Post: # 253086Post bill1953
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:57 pm

Thanks that sounds good!
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Post: # 253092Post irigg
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:21 pm

hmmm how do you fit eight and half pints of liquid and all that honey into a one gallon demijohn?????????? :? :? :? :? :? :?

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well done for making this as your first :hugish: :shock: :shock:

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Post: # 253097Post bill1953
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:42 pm

Don't know she does that for sure but I have no problem fitting that much liquid in meself!
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Post: # 253098Post bill1953
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:47 pm

Just noticed your based Helston! Me and the brother visited the Blue Anchor in 1972 cos the paper said Spingo was the strongest beer ever!
Been back since a few times but repeating the trip this May travelling on no motorways as we did then!
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Post: # 253121Post merlin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:25 pm

I am going to give it a go this year Bulgaria is very productive with honney and roses, big thing here roses.
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Post: # 253123Post merlin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:28 pm

Just copying the recipe into word, can't help but notice the lack of rose, is there any rose in it?
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Post: # 253126Post MKG
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:09 pm

I've been scratching my head. But then I saw that wabbit clearly said that both mead and rose wine had been made - separately. You need the recipe for the rose wine.

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Post: # 253129Post merlin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:17 pm

Ah, I see. Thought it migh have been like chocolate malt, no totally devoid of chocolate
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Post: # 253140Post irigg
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:06 pm

Just noticed your based Helston! Me and the brother visited the Blue Anchor in 1972 cos the paper said Spingo was the strongest beer ever!
Been back since a few times but repeating the trip this May travelling on no motorways as we did then!


let me know when your here and maybe we can meet for a beer or several :wave: :wave: :drunken: :wave: :wave:

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Post: # 253156Post bill1953
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:30 am

irigg wrote:Just noticed your based Helston! Me and the brother visited the Blue Anchor in 1972 cos the paper said Spingo was the strongest beer ever!
Been back since a few times but repeating the trip this May travelling on no motorways as we did then!


let me know when your here and maybe we can meet for a beer or several :wave: :wave: :drunken: :wave: :wave:

Will do. Should be the last weekend in May. Will let you know nearer the time!
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