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Re: Thinking about trying Mead
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2015, 03:47:31 PM »
RE: The Piatz book... it feels a bit more straightforward on process and recommendations than Schramm's book. Both are on my list studying for the BJCP Mead exam later this month. I think they work well together with more current information, of course, in The Complete Guide.

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Re: Thinking about trying Mead
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2015, 03:50:35 PM »
I certainly would love to try Mr Schramm's mead some day. I think that a big reason I like home brewing, cooking, etc is that I can make things to my liking. There's no problem with properly made young meads, I just prefer how ours come out better.
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Re: Thinking about trying Mead
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2015, 07:00:15 PM »
Now that I have explained and defended my normal procedures I think its time to open my mind and make a mead to drink young. We have been picking lots of raspberries and will soon have some honey to harvest. I think a fairly low gravity raspberry mead would be a good candidate to drink young.
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Re: Thinking about trying Mead
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2015, 07:57:36 PM »
We have a 15 year old blueberry for a special occasion.

[obligatory "a bottle of well-made 15 year old blueberry melomel *IS* a special occasion!"]   

Last year I had a couple of the meads that Paul Gatza made for the 1999 NHC in KC, MO.  Amazing.

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Re: Thinking about trying Mead
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2015, 08:18:05 PM »
I think this is also worth a read: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/current-mead-making-techniques.html

Mead made with certain types of beer yeast (e.g., Duvel strain) works well.
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Re: Thinking about trying Mead
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2015, 01:14:33 AM »
I think this is also worth a read: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/current-mead-making-techniques.html

Mead made with certain types of beer yeast (e.g., Duvel strain) works well.

A good link, thank you.
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