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Bourbon Barrel Braggot 1 & 2

This is a braggot style mead that uses a kit from Northern Brewer. **Braggot number 2 is simply removing 2 pounds of DME and replacing it with 2 pounds of honey. This is the only difference. Yeast choice could include Danstar Windsor or Nottingham. Follow the instructions that come with the kit for making the beer part, see below for the honey and bourbon addition. Be sure and sanitize your fermentation equipment and anything that will
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Graff

This is a hopped hard cider recipe that Mississippi Chris was talking about on episode 28. Perfected by Brandon O on the homebrewtalk.com forum, there is over 300 pages of information on this recipe. We would like to caution anyone who is attempting this recipe to follow it exactly for best results. The 300 pages covering this recipe in the forum includes tweaks done by other home brewers. If you like a clean, malty, not too tart
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Bourbon Barrel Braggot II

I started my second braggot using the Northern Brewer’s Bourbon Barrel Porter. Unlike the previous one where I added 6 1/2 pounds of wildflower honey, this batch includes the removal of 2 pounds of wheat malt dry extract, and replacing it with 2 pounds of wildflower honey. My plan is to also use 18oz of Evan Williams Single Barrel bourbon, of which 2 ounces includes the liquid used for soaking American Oak cubes during fermentation. My
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Blueberry Cyser

This is the blueberry cyser Bob was talking about on episode 26. We need to give credit to Pete Bakulic for this recipe, this is a scaled down version of his original recipe. Blueberry Cyser Print Recipe CourseMead Recipes Servings 2 gallons Servings 2 gallons Blueberry Cyser Print Recipe CourseMead Recipes Servings 2 gallons Servings 2 gallons Ingredients 1 can frozen apple juice concentrate no preservatives 1 gallon apple juice no preservatives 2.75 pounds frozen blueberries Honey amount
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Mead House Cherry

This is a recipe that Bob put together for the show and executed live during episode 12. Episode 13 will have secondary additions you can make to add different characteristics and flavors. Equipment: Sanitizer 5 gallon bucket w/lid and airlock Hydrometer and test jar Long handled slotted spoon or preferably a drill mounted lees stirrer Gram scales to measure nutrients Thermometer Clean glass dish to rehydrate yeast in Turkey baster to fill hydrometer jar You can purchase
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Notes on a Bourbon Oaked Chocolate Mead

Notes On A Bourbon Oaked Chocolate Mead Reprinted with permission from Brandon Simmons I caramelized a 5 gallon bucket of honey to make multiple bochets (meads fermented with caramelized honey if you missed that). The process takes hours and must be done a little at a time, but the resulting character it gives a mead is magnificent. Multiple new flavor notes and a rich color from red to deep brown to black. This is one such
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Chris’s “Thai One On” Thai Curry Mead

This is not the kind of mead you will probably want to sit and drink glass after glass. It is a good novelty mead and would probably pair well with some salads. This is the second iteration of this mead. The first was pretty good but I felt it needed some adjustments. Here is the recipe I now have in secondary. Take note of the special ingredients for the secondary fermentation. Chris’s “Thai One On” Thai
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Dry Hibiscus/Chamomile Metheglyn

Thanks to Jeff Shouse for his 3rd place medal winning recipe at the Mazer Cup this year! This finished dry nearly by accident, we were going for the dry side of semisweet.  Flavors of hibiscus and chamomile make good mead separately, but we’ve discovered these flavors play really nicely together, and keeping the mead dry and lighter in body really lets the floral notes shine.  We use local wildflower honey, I wouldn’t use anything too strong
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Basic Sweet Mead Recipe

This is a sweet mead that the boys will be sharing on an upcoming episode of The Mead House. A very easy to make recipe if the proper methods and protocols are followed. You can hear JD, Bob, Aaron and Jeff talk about putting this recipe together on Tuesday night MArch 22 at 9pm est, and providing follow-up on subsequent shows in the future. Check the broadcast calendar for updates.   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Alternative nutrient schedule
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