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Tangerine Tupelo Melomel

Wanted to brew a semi-sweet mead, using Tupelo honey and tangerine juice. We have a mature tangerine tree in our back yard, and it is prolific. Last year we couldn't keep up with the fruit, so I juiced and froze a bunch: ten pounds of juice. It measured 17 brix on my refractometer. Finally got around to making the mead this month. It fermented almost 3 weeks in primary, at 65F, and is now ready to rack to secondary. I tasted it, and it tastes like high octane Tang! It is a cloudy, pale orange in color now, but should clear nicely after I ignore it for 6 months in secondary. There's both tangerine and honey aromatics a plenty right now.
Brew Date: 
02/01/2014
Brewed By: 
Rich, with help from Old Jim
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Beaver Tail Melomel

Prickly pear melomel
Brew Date: 
10/19/2012
Brewed By: 
Good old Rich & OJ
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Very Berry Melomel

Attempting to produce a semi-sweet mead with 14% alcohol and 2% residual sugar. If it comes out even half as good as Wickham's killer raspberry melomel, I'll be well pleased.
Brew Date: 
09/29/2012
Brewed By: 
PHB2234
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Belgian Spiced Mead

Delicious. Let age in carboy 1 year before bottling.
Brew Date: 
12/09/2006
Brewed By: 
Mark Poliner
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Tom Yom Thai Mead

I was recently in Columbia, SC where a creative mixologist gave me a drink with all the flavor elements of Tom Yom Khai soup. My imagination, being the way it is, devised a mead recipe with the flavor elements of Thai cooking.
Brew Date: 
12/03/2011
Brewed By: 
Mark Poliner
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Electric Lemonade

Some of the old time members might remember me bringing this dangerous concoction. You never taste the alcohol until too late. This started as a flight of fancy, and progressed to absurd heights. If you are thinking about Mike's, put it out of your mind. I started brewing this in 1992 and it got wackier with every batch.
Brew Date: 
09/02/2011
Brewed By: 
Mark Poliner
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THE EARL OF DENBIGH'S METHEGLIN

For all the mead makers out there! This is a historical recipe taken from a 1500's source. The recipe is verbatim from the book. Notice how the author determines gravity, by the must floating an egg!!! The book has been used for historical research in brewing and cookery. The book is available for downloading at Project Guttenberg (www.gutenberg.org). Title: The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened
Brew Date: 
04/25/2011
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Valentine Mead

Beautiful pink color and a sweet fruit/honey character will warm the heart of an female on her special day. I have made this recipe for 3 different weddings.
Brew Date: 
01/21/2004
Brewed By: 
Mark Poliner
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Vermont Viper

While thinking of other sugars to ferment, my mind went wandering into unusual places. I was thinking of different sugar sources to ferment while eating pancakes. Maple syrup? It's about 70% sugar, a little less than honey; its very flavorful and has its own distinct character.
Brew Date: 
12/09/2006
Brewed By: 
Mark Poliner
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Agave Mead

Todd Etzel's Mead that won Best of Show for the 2000 Mayfaire
Brew Date: 
04/01/2000
Brewed By: 
Todd Etzel
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