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Traditional Mead ? Dry or Semi-sweet
« on: August 11, 2013, 12:30:38 PM »
So i have made a traditional Tupelo Mead 100% Tupelo honey.  My ? is it finished at 1.000 and i am gonna enter it in a local fair comp and dont know what category to place it in.  It is around 10%ABV and is dry on the mouth however, it taste sweet to me because of the honey. Should i call it a Dry (24A) or a semi-sweet (24B)?

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Re: Traditional Mead ? Dry or Semi-sweet
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 02:34:17 PM »
By the gravity reading its dry, and that is where I would enter it if you think the judges are experienced.

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Re: Traditional Mead ? Dry or Semi-sweet
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 02:49:09 PM »
Read the style guidelines while you drink some.  Enter it as whatever it tastes most like.
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Re: Traditional Mead ? Dry or Semi-sweet
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 03:48:49 PM »
and this is the problem with judging.......

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Re: Traditional Mead ? Dry or Semi-sweet
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 01:28:10 PM »
1.000 is a far cry from being semi-sweet as far as wine goes, don't know if mead is different but I'd enter it as dry if it just had a hint of sweetness.
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Re: Traditional Mead ? Dry or Semi-sweet
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 02:49:00 PM »
This one sounds like a "tweener" - the hydrometer tells you it's dry and your tongue tells you it's sweet.  If you have enough bottles, you could enter it in both categories and see which one it does better in!

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Re: Traditional Mead ? Dry or Semi-sweet
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 02:56:31 PM »
This one sounds like a "tweener" - the hydrometer tells you it's dry and your tongue tells you it's sweet.  If you have enough bottles, you could enter it in both categories and see which one it does better in!

This is what I was contemplating doing. They are only 375ml bottles and me and my buddy are the ones organizing the competition so I can always get back what is not used:)  its the idaho state fair comp http://wildhops.webs.com/homebrewcompetition.htm