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    Mead

    Completely forgot what it is. Mead is fermented honey and water. This old beverage is making a comeback. Though many producers are adding to the ingredients to make their own signature products.

    Any of you guys/gals make your own?



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    I don't. It has always been a seasonal beverage. I used to just buy it, when I was in college, when it was in season.
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    I want to, since I have bees. Have not gotten enough honey yet to try it. Hopefully next year. I do buy some occasionally. Also, due to my medication, I can have very little alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichBaxter View Post
    I want to, since I have bees. Have not gotten enough honey yet to try it. Hopefully next year. I do buy some occasionally. Also, due to my medication, I can have very little alcohol.

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    There's not much better than fresh,raw honey. Perhaps it's a little odd for me to post this thread, especially since I don't drink, but the fact that it is made from natural ingredients got my attention. The history of it sure goes back a long ways.



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    A few of us have discussed it at work. A group of us make wine and beer, and mead is something no one has tried yet. I need to get off my butt and try to make a batch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by green and red man View Post
    Completely forgot what it is. Mead is fermented honey and water. This old beverage is making a comeback. Though many producers are adding to the ingredients to make their own signature products.

    Any of you guys/gals make your own?
    Actually, many producers add spices or fruit extracts because they suck at making actual mead. Correctly fermented, mead has a very good flavor to it. But, it is an exacting process. If you're not perfect, the taste isn't so good. So, to offset their screw-ups, producers starting adding other items for flavor that would mask their fermentation mistakes.

    Make no mistake - some of the flavors are perfectly fine. But, they would be even better with a perfect mead "under them".
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    never made mead, but make hard cider every year, except last year, spring frost took out all the apples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs223 View Post
    never made mead, but make hard cider every year, except last year, spring frost took out all the apples.
    I want to make hard apple cider! How many bushels of apples will I need, when the next crop comes in? Is there a particular variety that is better than others?
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmgirl19 View Post
    I want to make hard apple cider! How many bushels of apples will I need, when the next crop comes in? Is there a particular variety that is better than others?
    Man, there is so much information on the internet;

    https://www.google.com/search?q=hist...ient=firefox-a

    Apparently hard cider was the mainstay of the U.S. until prohibition; nearly every farmer had an orchard and made hard cider. Prohibition nearly killed it, but it seems to be making a comeback. I had read this previously; people have always consumed a lot of alcohol. It seems that some apples are much better for cider, at least if you want to make a traditional hard cider using the heritage apples, but I'll leave that to the experts. Let us know how you make out with this endeavor FG; I would be interested in a blow-by-blow.

    FWIW, I have a recipe for something called "Hooch"; I'll post it in the Cookbook thread if anyone is interested. It is wonderful; just don't let anyone know you have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmgirl19 View Post
    I want to make hard apple cider! How many bushels of apples will I need, when the next crop comes in? Is there a particular variety that is better than others?
    I always have used golden russet, an old school apple that is not very popular any more. I have a cider mill nearby I work at in the fall so I have it easy there. You can make it with any apple, but the older ones have a better balance of sugars, acid and tannins.
    How many depends on how much you want to make. I do mine in 50 gal. bourbon barrels do 100 each year.
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