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My next mead - going BIG!!

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    My next mead - going BIG!!

    I haven't done anything with meads in quite awhile. In fact I still have a Polish style mead sitting in a 5 gallon whiskey barrel behind me - it has been in there for over 2 years! They say lazy is a good quality in a mead maker, we'll see.

    I have been planning a special mead for the past three years, my biggest project yet: a blend of Tupelo honey, Sourwood honey, and Buckwheat honey aged in a sherry barrel. The sherry barrel is about 55 gallons so this will be the biggest volume of mead I've ever made. I acquired some 100 liter Speidel fermenters from a local brewery that no longer needed them and I have been slowly ordering 5 gallon buckets of the honey as money allowed. The last order should arrive this week and I can get started.

    My blend will be:

    75% Tupelo
    20% Sourwood
    5% Buckwheat

    This will be a Polish style mead: strong and sweet.

    Tupelo and Sourwood honey are often hard to get: very dependent on weather conditions. I think there was a four year span where Tupelo was not produced in the mid 2010s, one reason I'm just now getting this going. I will update this thread as I progress with this project.


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    Sounds awesome! Can't wait to hear how it turns out.

    One of the best meads I ever had was a 100% buckwheat honey mead that a guy in my home brew club made. I've been meaning to try my hand at it, but heck - I am lucky to keep a couple of kegs of beer full these days. At one point I was brewing every 2-3 weeks, now its like 4-5 times a year.

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