I need a cranberry mead recipe

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Re: I need a cranberry mead recipe

Postby hwasone » Tue May 17, 2011 5:07 am

turbo_ale wrote:
usmcruz wrote:
turbo_ale wrote:WLP720 liquid yeast, use two.

Does this ferment out leaving residual sweetness?

Yes


Careful. Honey being, like, REALLY fermentable and all, any yeast you use will eventually go until a) complete consumption of sugars, or b) alcohol poisoning. So use enough honey and have some patience.

IME, "done" meads can wind up drier and bubbly after a couple more months if you don't kill the yeast.
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Re: Re: I need a cranberry mead recipe

Postby usmcruz » Tue May 17, 2011 8:57 am

fossilsrocks wrote: Everyone's tastes are different, but I am genuinely surprised that you have the opposite take on honey flavors than I do. You have a champagne level taste in honey!


Great im a born honey snob! :-)
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Re: I need a cranberry mead recipe

Postby usmcruz » Tue May 17, 2011 9:09 am

If this mead goes dry which im sure it will im gonna sorbate it and back sweeten with some honey.

Question, i found a juice in the commisary called "just cranberry" which is straight cranberry juice nothing added. Would this be better than using cranberries?
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Re: I need a cranberry mead recipe

Postby turbo_ale » Tue May 17, 2011 10:18 am

hwasone wrote:Careful. Honey being, like, REALLY fermentable and all, any yeast you use will eventually go until a) complete consumption of sugars, or b) alcohol poisoning. So use enough honey and have some patience.


The WLP720 says to use 1 tube per 5 gals of mead. Using two like many do for beer does not crossover to meads ?
I have a mead going right now, only used 1 tube of the WLP720, but I only used 6 lbs of honey and 3 lbs of Blue Agave syrup, 9 lbs total sugars. My ferment seems very slow, average temp 70F, but this is my first mead, I have nothing to compare to.
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