- Apr 21, 2007
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The picture is of the 14kg bucket of Buckwheat honey I managed to organise with the help of some very helpful chaps, one from over at Gotmead and the other used to work for the same boss as me.
For reasons why I don't quite understand, Buckwheat honey seems to be difficult to obtain, so the chap from Gotmead was kind enough to order it for me and then get it sent the other chaps house (in Poland), who then brought it back with him when he was returning from a family visit.
Now, I understand, that Polish buckwheat honey is very like the "western" buckwheat honey that you can get in the US, and not so "farmyard" as Eastern buckwheat honey is.
It's not as dark as I expected, but it's not very honey like in flavour, there's more of a distinct malty flavour to it. Ha! I can't wait to get a batch going.
I also reckon I could blend some cheap supermarket honey with some malt extract and approximate a similar flavour. I can't wait to try that........
Hell, I might just start using malt extract as like an additional ingredient. I'm not fussy as to whether anyone else likes my meads, if they taste good to me then that's fine
Either way, I'm pretty pleased to have finally got hold of some buckwheat honey to try and see how it turns out.......
Dunno what any of you other "meadmeisters" think ???