Mead Lover's Digest #1623 Wed 13 February 2013


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pollen in mead (Micah Millspaw)
10 year old mead (Steve Ruch)


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Subject: pollen in mead
From: Micah Millspaw <>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2013 13:43:35 +0000

I have been using fresh flowers, mainly dandelions in my meads to supply
pollen as a yeast nutrient and to add some acidity.
The fermentations with the flowers are more vigorous than those without.

Soaking the flower heads in the water and or boiling the water prior to adding
the honey works well. Skim the flowers out with a strainer before you add the
honey (or other ingredients)



Subject: 10 year old mead
From: Steve Ruch <>
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2013 15:46:49 GMT

Back in 11/2002 I brewed a mead to give to my oldest granddaughter on
her 21st. The alc. level was right at 18%.
After the honey was done fermenting I racked it to a secondary with five
pounds of sweet cherries.
I opened one last night to check it's progress. It as a nice taste of
honey and cherry with a pleasant alcohol warmth that is not hot or harsh
and it's smooth.
I've also done one for both her brothers and will be doing one for the
youngest some time this year.


"We ALL put the yeast in." Larry, Moe & Curly

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