Mead Lover's Digest #1432 Wed 15 July 2009

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Re: Chamomile Question (
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Digest Janitor: Dick Dunn

Subject: Re: Chamomile Question
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 10:29:30 -0400

Louis LeBlanc wrote:

"I've used this honey, yeast and nutrient in the past with no such effect,
so I'm laying blame on the chamomile.

Is this the kind of thing I can address with acid blend? What effect will
clarifying the mead have on this?"

I don' know if this is relevant but, as I recall, you used Lalvin D-47.
I used that yeast religiously for a couple of seasons on the "advice of
experts". EVERY SINGLE BATCH had a very waxy flavor to it. Not sure if
that's at all like your "soapy notes" but I don't use that yeast anymore.
To each his own.

Hope this helps.
nathan in parker, co

Subject: VVessel
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 09:36:27 -0400

Anyone here using ?

  • –dan

Subject: chamomile question
From: "" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:36:32 GMT

With regard to the Chamomile question, I have had similar results as Steven.
I made my chamomile tea the same way and used a whole box of tea
(maybe 20 bags). I had blended lemon and jasmine as well. It turned out with
a soapy mouthfeel. I still have bottles of it. Every time I have tried
it over the past year and a half, It hasn't changed. I agree with Louis
in that the acid won't fix it. Sometimes bad batches just get made. I
think you made one. I haven't been able to fix mine. I've tried sweetening
it as well, helps a little but still not a pleasant mouthfeel.

Corey Clemmons

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