Lemon Balm Wine - I'm going for it!

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I can't get rid of it so I may as well see if we can can get along.

After tasting the leaves I noticed if the plant is starting to flower it becomes very bitter. Fortunately I had one that wasn't flowering yet.
Basic flower wine recipe. Juice of 1 lemon, some of the zest, a little citric acid to lower pH.

I wasn't expecting the color!

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Transferred to secondary.
Lost some of the vibrant yellow.
Has an incredible lemon flavor! I wasn't expecting that.
There's also an "herbal" element. Not medicinal. It's not unpleasant - I just don't care for a lot of "herbal" concoctions I've tasted over the years.
We'll see where this goes.


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I have tons of this growing wild in my backyard. Can't wait to see how it turns out for you.
 

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