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Beta_Grumm

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Ok, so I was just hanging out with my beer making buddy, he came over and I showed him the new progress with the wine, and he wondered about making a spiced mead.

Basically a holiday type Cinnamon / clove hinted mead. Anybody familiar with this? Know any tips about adding spices to wines? Maybe some recipes? :D

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Woodbee

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I believe most all Meads have some sort of spices.
 

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spiced mead

you can simply add 2-3 cloves to the secondary...NO MORE THAN THAT....and a possible cinnamon stick. I made the mistake of thinking more is better, and it was borderline undrinkable. pull the cloves and stick out if you can, or re-rack after 3-4 weeks. you'll want to taste it about once a week to get the level of flavor you'd like, again, this is very easy to overdo, I found most people like a hint of spice rather than being slapped in the face with it. :) good luck, I enjoyed mine when I finally got it right.
 
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