Hoppy mead

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BernardSmith
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Hoppy mead

Post: # 291882Post BernardSmith
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:48 pm

Just started a hoppy mead last night. The recipe:
1 oz Centennial hops
1 oz Citra hops
1.5 lbs (about half a kilo) of clover honey
Water to make about 1 US gallon (SG of about 1.058).
1 oz of ginger
zest and juice of lemon
1/4 t of nutrient
1/4 t of tannin
Yeast: EC 1118

Boiled the water and added hops - allowed to boil 10 minutes. Removed hops mixed honey and all other ingredients (except for nutrient and yeast)
allowed to cool overnight. Rehydrated yeast and pitched (added yeast to must). Added nutrients when yeast began to show activity.
Will leave in fermenter one week. Measure gravity: if around 1.010 (about 6 % ABV) will bottle and refrigerate. To be drunk over the next few weeks.
Last edited by BernardSmith on Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Hoppy mead

Post: # 291884Post Brewtrog
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:10 pm

BernardSmith wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:48 pm
To be drunk over the next few weeks.
Both the mead and the drinker? :drunken:

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Re: Hoppy mead

Post: # 291885Post BernardSmith
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:59 pm

noh... It's only a gallon - Even at one bottle a day that is just a week and a day and not "the next FEW weeks"... so hopefully, the mead -yes, but not the drinker... :dontknow: but yer never know... :oops:

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