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« on: November 14, 2017, 03:49:41 PM »
I want to start pymenteering. Any pymenteers here that would like to share their experience?
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Re: pymenteer
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 04:09:26 PM »
We usually simply forage a few different types of wild grapes, freeze, thaw, mash up and place in the mead must in mesh bags during fermentation.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 04:12:18 PM »
Ever tried grape juice instead of water, and combined that with some kind of fruit? If so, which fruit would be compatible? (everybody: "GRAPES"!)
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Re: pymenteer
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 04:29:37 PM »
We pretty much make our mead based on the fruit we grow or forage being available so no, but I imagine grape juice is what most do.
If I were going that route I would go with wine grapes from a winemaker supplier.
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Re: pymenteer
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 01:47:58 PM »
I've used a wine kit before, and it makes a decent mead. It's been a while, but I think I shot for about equal amounts of fermentables from the grape concentrate and honey. I used a Gewürztraminer kit, and I think most white wine grapes will work well if you match the mead style to the grape style. For red grapes, I'd probably stick to more fruit-forward varietals like Zinfandel, Shiraz, Sangiovese, etc.
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