Originally Posted by dcrnbrd
Finally tasted the ao mead made last year. I think I should change the name to agent orange. I am going to have to let this one sit for another year.
Really? Did you follow the recipe closely? I've found that if I follow it, I have a nice tasting mead that is great within 6 months. If I use wine yeast instead of bread yeast, then I have a mead that I have to let age at least 18 months. The original recipe was tried and tested over a long period by Joe Matioli to make an early drinking mead, and deviations only seem to bring the aging back to a normal mead timeframe.