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February 24th, 2011
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So, if 3.5lb of honey makes a US gallon of sweet mead, how much honey do I want to make a UK gallon of medium-dry mead?
I think the Alaskan Bootlegger's Bible can help me out here, ISTR it has a chart: I shall peruse it shortly.

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From:jestersong
Date:February 25th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
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4.2lb, but leave it a lot longer??
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From:oldbloke
Date:February 25th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
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4.2 is 20% more honey, in 25% more liquid, so would still be quite sweet.
Looking at my various books, I reckon I want 3lbs, made up to a gallon, or about 3.5lbs added to a gallon (losses in racking, you know [aka sneaky "taste test"])
Found a wizzo website: gotmead.com
Has a "If this doesn't work give up" recipe, which I shall try
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From:caerleon
Date:February 25th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
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I used 3 500g jars to one Imperial gallon of water for my last couple of batches, and that turned out mediumish I'd say..
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From:oldbloke
Date:February 25th, 2011 08:48 am (UTC)
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1.5kg made up to a gallon, or
1.5kg added to a gallon?

I'm guessing the first option

Got any good mead recipes then?
Any recommendations for choice of yeast? Nutrient?

Edited at 2011-02-25 08:49 am (UTC)
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From:caerleon
Date:February 28th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
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1.5 Kg added to a gallon..

Add honey to boiling water and simmer for about half an hour.. skim the surface.. pour into bucket and allow to cool to roughly room temperature.. pitch starter (I use half a pint of the must with a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of wine yeast).. leave overnight and transfer to brown glass demijohn with airlock.. ignore for at least a year..
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