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Old 05-15-2016, 06:02 PM   #1
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1'm looking for a simple old style recipe for mead. not flavored with fruit, berries just straight up old time mead,
as well I'm planning on using pure raw golden rod honey
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Well, then.

I guess the easiest no frills recipe is going to be 3 lbs of honey per gallon plus water, if you want it dry.

5 lbs of honey per gallon plus water if you want it sweet.

I personally like D47 yeast for something with no fruit added.

Were I you, I would seriously consider looking up staggered nutrient additions (SNA) and get some yeast nutrient and yeast energizer.
Honey doesn't offer a whole lot for the yeast, so you may get some stressed yeast, off flavors as a result, etc.
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Arne I've read tons of your replies an threads,
I'd be willing to bet you could just kind of point me in the right direction , type yeast, time to feed yeast, type of honey, I main two goals is a simple bold tasting honey to help my second goal high ABV
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and would love your input,,, I really would
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Richard,

Tomorrow I will send you some links, etc, on SNA.

The general idea is to take your total amounts of nutrients and energizer, and instead of adding them all in at the beginning, add them at your 1/3 sugar break increments.
ie....1/3 at the beginning, 1/3 at 1.08, 1/3 at 1.05 (or whatever, just depending on your starting SG)
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I'd really appreciate that. I will admit computers are a challenge to me. lol
but so is walking an chewing bubble gum at the same time,, LOL
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Tomorrow I will send you some links, etc, on SNA.

The general idea is to take your total amounts of nutrients and energizer, and instead of adding them all in at the beginning, add them at your 1/3 sugar break increments.
ie....1/3 at the beginning, 1/3 at 1.08, 1/3 at 1.05 (or whatever, just depending on your starting SG)
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Here ya go, Dawg.
3 gal. water
10 lb. honey
S.G. 1.090
I warmed the honey up with a gal. or so of the water so it would mix in better with the water.
3/4 tsp. tannin
1 tsp. acid blend
3/4 tsp energizer now, 3/4 later
1 1/2 tsp nutrient now, 1 1/2 later
used red star pasteur blanc yeast
Pitch yeast, added rest of the nutrient and energizer at about 1.060.
Stirred a couple times a day during the active ferment
You can add sorbate and k=meta after the ferment, sweeten with honey if you like
I make this for my bro. in law and he likes it fermented dry.
I start out with the 1.090 s.g. so it doesn't get quite as much alcohol as if you use the extra honey so it finishes sweet.
I let it sit and it clears nicely in a few months.
Good luck with it, Arne.

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Richard, I checked these forums today. @BernardSmith posted a very succinct and in depth answer to staggered nutrient additions on your other thread. Follow his advice and you will end up with some spectacular mead.
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thank you
and I will.
and winenoob66 gave me a site that runs about half the price ,
I think now I'll go with Dutch Gold
again thank you for helping me,,,
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