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McJeff
10-26-2013, 10:05 PM
So it's been over a month since I've made anything and I'm starting to get an itch. Was walking thru grocery store and noticed this stuff. Any try a batch with this juice, there were no preservatives listed on the back. I was thinking of getting this and some other juice since the Pom is pretty tart.

http://m.pomwonderful.com/mobile/?forcemobile=0&forcedesktop=1

bernardsmith
10-26-2013, 10:08 PM
I've made regular wine using Pom but have never made mead with it. Pomegranate wine is quite delicious.

fatbloke
10-27-2013, 04:29 AM
Its on my "to do" list. Give it a go IMO..........

Kelvin
10-27-2013, 04:38 AM
I have used those juices in mead... it turns out quite well.

GntlKnigt1
10-27-2013, 06:14 AM
I have considered it as well. A search of the forums on pomegranate turned up 172 hits on it....

Here is one....
http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21235&highlight=pomegranate

McJeff
10-27-2013, 09:47 AM
Excellent! I was goin to do a mix with another juice but I think I'll go 100% Pom now.

joemirando
10-27-2013, 10:37 AM
Excellent! I was goin to do a mix with another juice but I think I'll go 100% Pom now.

It's on my to-do list as well. My father loves pomegranate. It'll have to wait for... shall we say "positive cash flow" though.

When you go to purchase, just be aware that a lot of it is mixed juice... pomegranate and <whatever>. It's hard to tell them apart and the print on the bottle is rather understated. I'm not saying that the blends wouldn't make excellent meads... I'm sure they would. But the choice should be yours, not due to a poor job of labeling.

And please, please, please tell us what recipe you come up with! Inquiring minds want to know! <G>

Joe

loveofrose
10-27-2013, 11:04 AM
I've never done a batch, but I've heard color retention is a real problem. Maybe try RC212. Be warned it is a nutrient hog though.

McJeff
10-27-2013, 01:10 PM
I've never done a batch, but I've heard color retention is a real problem. Maybe try RC212. Be warned it is a nutrient hog though.

great info ty!

McJeff
10-27-2013, 01:16 PM
Man was just number crunching with the calculator, does pomegranate actually have that amount of sugar content. Guess ill just have to take a sg before i add my honey.

McJeff
10-27-2013, 01:25 PM
It's on my to-do list as well. My father loves pomegranate. It'll have to wait for... shall we say "positive cash flow" though.

When you go to purchase, just be aware that a lot of it is mixed juice... pomegranate and <whatever>. It's hard to tell them apart and the print on the bottle is rather understated. I'm not saying that the blends wouldn't make excellent meads... I'm sure they would. But the choice should be yours, not due to a poor job of labeling.

And please, please, please tell us what recipe you come up with! Inquiring minds want to know! <G>

Joe

ha i did notice the diff kinds, but ty for pointing it out.

for a recipe ill prob do my normal basic. 1g pom juice, 3lbs(depending on gravity), pectic enzyme over night and 71B the next day.

bernardsmith
10-27-2013, 02:09 PM
I've never done a batch, but I've heard color retention is a real problem. Maybe try RC212. Be warned it is a nutrient hog though.

I've made at least two batches of pomegranate wine and have not had any problem with color retention. I use 71B

McJeff
10-27-2013, 02:57 PM
I've made at least two batches of pomegranate wine and have not had any problem with color retention. I use 71B

good cuz that was what i was using :P

McJeff
10-27-2013, 02:58 PM
just took a gravity of the pom juice, 1.065 if anyone was curious :P

McJeff
10-27-2013, 03:04 PM
Which isnt that far off the calculator at 1.062. So the calculator is close enough.

So 3lbs of honey is a bit much, 2.5 it is!

McJeff
10-27-2013, 05:58 PM
So use two large bottles of Pom juice(1.4L each) and 2.5lbs of honey the SG was 1.140. Goin to sit on some pectic enzyme over night with a bit of head space for when it starts to ferment.

Vandall
11-02-2013, 02:16 PM
I have made a few batches with POM Wonderful brand Pomegranate juice. Costco had it on sale so I had to. I used K1V-1116 and it turned out very good with no color loss.

McJeff
11-02-2013, 02:22 PM
I used 71b and it had a bit of a slow start, but on day three it really kicked in and is goin nicely.

joemirando
01-02-2014, 07:34 PM
I used 71b and it had a bit of a slow start, but on day three it really kicked in and is goin nicely.

McJeff,

How is this one coming along? I'm getting the itch here. Did you go with the pure pomegranate juice or a blend?

I had mentioned it to my father and he's quite eager to go out and buy stuff for it. I've been gifted a bunch of gallon jugs, and have a couple of extra airlocks, soooo.... <grin>

I don't know if I've got any 71b in my yeast cache, but I know I've got K1V. Its my go-to now.

I've been thinking about one of the pom blends, but I'm undecided.

Any/All info appreciated. Hope you're either hunkered down for this storm or out of its way!

Thanks,
Joe

GntlKnigt1
01-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Maybe hibiscus for color? What storm do you have? Just cold on Chicago

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joemirando
01-02-2014, 09:06 PM
Maybe hibiscus for color? What storm do you have? Just cold on Chicago

We got us a Nor'easter bearing down on us as I type. Ay'yuh. <grin>

Hmmm... with pom juice, is something for color really necessary? I've got a couple of days to decide on what's going into the jug.

Any/all suggestions welcome.

Joe

McJeff
01-04-2014, 03:28 PM
McJeff,

How is this one coming along? I'm getting the itch here. Did you go with the pure pomegranate juice or a blend?

I had mentioned it to my father and he's quite eager to go out and buy stuff for it. I've been gifted a bunch of gallon jugs, and have a couple of extra airlocks, soooo.... <grin>

I don't know if I've got any 71b in my yeast cache, but I know I've got K1V. Its my go-to now.

I've been thinking about one of the pom blends, but I'm undecided.

Any/All info appreciated. Hope you're either hunkered down for this storm or out of its way!

Thanks,
Joe


Hey! sorry to get back to you so late. So this is what i did...

10/27 For a 1 gallon batch i used 2.5 lbs of honey and the rest straight POM juice to fill 1 gallon. didnt actually take a gravity but my calculations it should have been about 1.140. I let pectic enzyme sit in it over night and pitched 71B the next morning with 1/2 tsp of nutrients. day two aeration and 1/2 tsp of nutrient. day 3 more aeration and another 1/2 tsp of nutrients.

11/29 Racked

1/4 gravity 1.005, PH 3.99. The pom juice really has a bit to if which i think reflects the in the PH. slight alcohol taste which should age out fine i hope. Color is really unique a brownish/red color. like dried blood.

McJeff
01-04-2014, 03:37 PM
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm251/yeoson/2988D287-5F5F-4C80-8080-DF785D98F920_zpsxmze12sb.jpg

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm251/yeoson/AC979048-7F11-4DE1-B507-C5C8D5924032_zpsnh5xheiu.jpg


pics dont really show the true color

joemirando
01-04-2014, 05:43 PM
pics dont really show the true color

Thanks! It looks AWESOME!
I am looking at keeping the SG lower and still make it an actual melomel/mead (>50% fermentables from honey)

So far, I figure that if I go with 1.4-ish pounds of honey and 2.75 liters of Pom juice (having to add about 3 1/3 cups of water to bring it up to 4 liters), the SG will be around 1.090 and if it finishes dry will end up around 12% ABV. Then I can backsweeten with pom juice and/or honey.

I wouldn't mind 14% ABV or higher, but I'm making this for someone who appreciates a little lower alcohol content.

By the way, since pomegranates are big in the middle east, and since the juice is hellishly expensive, I have decided to call it "Tears of the... Profit". <ducking>

Judging by the taste of your batch, do you think it would suffer from diluting it with water as I mentioned? I'd appreciate even a hunch.

Thanks,
Joe

McJeff
01-05-2014, 12:39 PM
It's funny you ask that, I was just thinking I would cut this with a bit I blueberry juice.

ddclapp
04-15-2014, 08:37 PM
I thought I would hi jack this thread as independently I started my own batch with POM Pomegranate juice from Costco.

My recipe:

5 gallons

16 lb Light Wildflower Honey
2.8 Liters POM
5 grams D47 Yeast, re-hydrated as suggested on package.
3 tsp Nutrients
Water to 5 gallons.

S.G. of combined ingredients was pushing 1.130. GotMead Calculator said it should be 1.121.

I want to stop it at semi-sweet so that the sweet will balance with the juice (hopefully).

DC

Kiba
04-16-2014, 02:49 PM
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm251/yeoson/2988D287-5F5F-4C80-8080-DF785D98F920_zpsxmze12sb.jpg

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm251/yeoson/AC979048-7F11-4DE1-B507-C5C8D5924032_zpsnh5xheiu.jpg


pics dont really show the true color

Are you kidding? That looks gorgeous already!

Noob
09-06-2014, 04:46 PM
thats look amazing,
where i live lots of pomegranate plants i can get actual and make fresh juice.
if it taste as it looks i gonna make ton of it :P :o

McJeff
09-06-2014, 08:44 PM
I thought I would hi jack this thread as independently I started my own batch with POM Pomegranate juice from Costco.

My recipe:

5 gallons

16 lb Light Wildflower Honey
2.8 Liters POM
5 grams D47 Yeast, re-hydrated as suggested on package.
3 tsp Nutrients
Water to 5 gallons.

S.G. of combined ingredients was pushing 1.130. GotMead Calculator said it should be 1.121.

I want to stop it at semi-sweet so that the sweet will balance with the juice (hopefully).

DC


If and when I was to do this again I won't do 100% Pom juice and I'll tone the alcohol back a bit from 14 to ~12. Between the bitter of the Pom and the alcohol it just wasn't for me. That being said the two people that like Pom juice and got a bottle loved it. So my plans would be 50/50 water and Pom juice then in the secondary a couple pounds of blue berries for a few weeks.