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Old 03-08-2017, 12:14 PM   #11
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I used bentonite with my 2nd batch. My first cleared nicely on it's own. But, it did have that horrid smell and no flavor. So, with this, I've taken the fruit out when I said, "this smells great", SG 1.032. The honey with this batch is super. I ran out of honey and add 2 lb brown sugar to get the SG 1.102. The 2nd batch, I got too busy to do that, and my notes read, "No off smell, no real flavor" on 12-6-16. (My notes say that of my 1st batch too). I did have the fruit in a mesh bag, and then I siphoned it thru panty hose to get more of the mush out. I do lose half the volume at racking. So, I guess, just wait it out and try in another 3 months for the flavor to come out. \_(ツ)_/


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Old 05-14-2017, 11:19 AM   #12
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Finally did another racking on the mead. So far, it is still a little blah, young taste. Clearing nicely into a bright orange mead. Time, time, time!

How is yours coming along Jericurl?

 
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I need to taste mine again and see where it is at. Last time, it was terrible. All yeast. No honey, no persimmon, nothing. Tasted like bread. I added a cinnamon stick to it a couple of months ago. If it still has zero persimmon taste to it, then I will spice it up and finish it off and bottle.
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Just for fun I went back and tallied my attempts at persimmon wine/mead.

96# of persimmons over 8 batches, 18 gallons. And none of it was ever good enough that we finished a bottle. I take that back. Not one was ever good enough to finish a glass.

So I hope for the best for you guys but fear the worst. My tree makes 150-200# per year, and all the persimmons I get will be going to bread and cookies from now on.
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It's such a shame, since persimmon pudding is one of my favorite things in the whole world.
I'm going to attempt to save this one by adding a bunch of things that would taste good paired with "bread." So lots of spices and vanilla. If worst comes to worst, I'll get some flavoring extracts from Olive Nation and have a fun little run at wacky flavor experiments. Grand Marnier wedding cake mead anyone?
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And I can't say you didn't warn me! I'm just glad I'm stopping at 6 gallons.
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