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Aluminum Pot, Did I make a boob-boo?

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Versipelis

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After making my blueberry/blackberry must, I started reading past threads in the forum, and I came across post that mentioned Aluminum pots can leave a metallic taste. All my past must cooked in this aluminum pot were fine, but I only brought the temp. up to 190F., this past must (blueberry/blackberry) I decided to boil and skim, then I immediately transferred it to a plastic container. So my question to you is, since I decided to boil in an aluminum pot (approx 2 minutes and I've already added my acid) will the metallic taste show up in my Melomel? If so, is there a way to recover? Keeping my fingers crossed...

TIA,

Versipelis
 

Versipelis

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Good idea, I'll be on the lookout for one. Which brings me to my next question, what's the deal with boiling the honey/water??? I've made four batches of Mels/mead and I had success with clarity and taste, yet, all the recipes that I find in books calls for boiling the honey/water must... Now, I've always brought my must temp. up to around 180F - 190F (killing off wild yeast) but does it really need to be boiled and skimmed for impurities? What is your opinion?
 

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It pretty common now days to not use any heat, except enough to cause your honey to flow a bit better. I just drop my honey container into hot tap water to soak for a while so it pours more easily.
 

mannye

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Yeah. Generally unless you're making a bochet, no heat at all. That's why I like mead SO much more than beer. Plus there is plenty of good beer on store shelves and very little good mead.


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Versipelis

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Good stuff... Until I looked it up, I had no idea what a Bochet was. No doubt, I've got a lot to learn; however, I have "The Complete Mead Maker" on the way from Amazon: Hopefully it will give me a good basis to learn from. In the meantime, I think I'm going to give JAOM a try... Thanks for answering my questions.
 

mannye

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Ask whatever. That's what this place is for. I'm still a noob and I ask tons of ridiculous questions.


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