RE: [Distillers] Re: Badly OT; about mead priming/carbonation
- blanikdog and Wal,
Thanks for the feedback. Last fall, when we were cidering, my wife
found an old, heavily fruited pear tree, and a neighbor who is a
beekeeper. After a bit of websearching, she decided we were in
the pear mead business, so I made 2 batches of it, sitting in tertiary
fermentation until this last weekend.
Understand I've never drunk mead, with the exception of an awful
concoction from an acquaintance, which was on the sweet side of
pancake syrup. Much of the depiction I've seen of mead involves
foaming horns of it, and loud hairy men, so I assumed ALL mead was
sparkling ( I already knew not all men are loud and hairy, but most
of my friends are, so I was ready for that part).
Anyway, I bottled one batch Saturday night, primed with corn sugar
like an ale, and I'll probaly do the next batch in like fashion, but I
now know that priming is optional.
Upshot is, if about next September you're feeling loud and hairy,
come-on-a-my-house and grab a foaming horn.
Sorry about the OT part, and I'll be quiet, for a while.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
>From: "waljaco" <waljaco@...>----snip----
>Subject: [Distillers] Re: Badly OT; about mead priming/carbonation
>Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 08:00:51 -0000
>If used to replace malt it make a good cidery ale.
>--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "blanikdog" <blanik@...> wrote:
> > I've mad a lot of mead over the years - even won prizes in wine shows,
> > if you don't mind :) - but I've never made sparkling mead. I'd
> > imagine it would be the same as priming beer. That's what I'd do
> > anyway. Blanikdog
> > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Hubble" <zymurgybob@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Sorry about the off-topic part, but you guys are the ones with the
> > > information. If there are any mead-brewers in the group, could you
> > contact
> > > me offline, to discuss a priming/carbonation issue.
> > >
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