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Brewer Brian’s Orange Blossom Mead

Mead is considered one of the oldest fermentable beverages, with roots dating back thousands of years. Ancient recipes have been discovered throughout Asia, Africa and Europe. Today mead is a popular refreshing honey wine, with honey and fruity charactersitics.

Brewer Brian’s Orange Blossom Mead | Traditional: Sweet Mead

Ingredients

  • For 7 gallons (26.5 L)
    • 15.0 lb (6.8 kg) orange blossom honey
    • 0.25 oz (7 g) Wyeast yeast nutrient
    • 1.0 package Wyeast No 2206 Bavarian lager yeast
    • 1.0 tsp Irish Moss (4.9 mL)

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.077
    • Final Gravity: 1.021
    • ABV: 7.3%
    • IBU: n/a
    • SRM: n/a
    • Boil Time: n/a
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    • Pre-boil Gravity: n/a

    Directions

    • Bring water to boil, turn off heat, add honey and mix well.
    • Skim foam that forms, add Irish moss and heat gently until second foam forms, then remove from heat.
    • Chill, transfer and proceed with fermentation.
    • Primary Fermentation: 46 days at 72°F (22°C) in glass.
    • Secondary Fermentation: 36 days at 72°F (22°C) in glass.
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