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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4935 on: August 05, 2022, 08:35:51 pm »
That looks great!

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4936 on: August 06, 2022, 11:21:47 am »
Traditional mead made with goldenrod honey.



nice, i was close to getting goldenrod honey as the honey source around here recommends it as good for mead. but i started thinking and read that goldenrod honey has a very odd smell by itself... in any case, notes on goldenrod honey? you'd recommend it?

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4937 on: August 06, 2022, 01:58:52 pm »
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4938 on: August 07, 2022, 03:29:03 pm »
notes on goldenrod honey? you'd recommend it?

I would imagine the odd smell being referenced is an earthy "barnyard-like" aroma that's common with buckwheat honey.  That smell is there, but it's very slight.  In my opinion it just adds a nice layer of depth rather than being any kind of problem.  For more of an overview, this mead has a very sweet fruity and floral flavor from the honey.  There's a hint of that barnyard aroma and flavor.  And there's also a bit of an herbal flavor.

This is one of my favorite traditionals that I've done.  I'm a big fan of the goldenrod honey!  Definitely recommend.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4939 on: August 07, 2022, 07:55:44 pm »
notes on goldenrod honey? you'd recommend it?

I would imagine the odd smell being referenced is an earthy "barnyard-like" aroma that's common with buckwheat honey.  That smell is there, but it's very slight.  In my opinion it just adds a nice layer of depth rather than being any kind of problem.  For more of an overview, this mead has a very sweet fruity and floral flavor from the honey.  There's a hint of that barnyard aroma and flavor.  And there's also a bit of an herbal flavor.

This is one of my favorite traditionals that I've done.  I'm a big fan of the goldenrod honey!  Definitely recommend.

thanks, thats clear. i got samples of a few honeys from the place including buckwheat, which i actually hadnt had before. i can imagine buckwheat honey as a small part of a beer or mead but it wasnt my cup of tea for sure. very barnyard, wheat husk, etc

sounds do-able, i think the goldenrod is slightly cheaper here

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4940 on: August 08, 2022, 09:25:43 am »
Around my area goldenrod is the most prolific source of nectar in late summer and early fall. The early goldenrod is just blooming and the late will follow in a few weeks. The honey I have in my supers now is mostly "wildflower honey" that would have been collected from mid June through July and is extremely light in color and floral. If the draught lets up and I am able to collect fall honey it will be goldenrod honey. It is significantly darker and while still floral it has earthy notes. I wouldn't at all call the aroma weird, but maybe that's just because I am used to that being what honey smells like.
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Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4941 on: August 08, 2022, 03:18:42 pm »
Here’s my Cream Ale. It’s my KY Common recipe minus the BlackPrinz. Great beer.




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