View Full Version : Not enough pith in JAOM?

01-30-2014, 07:45 AM
I am making my third batch of JAOM, following the recipe to the letter, but with one substitution: I have not used an orange and have instead used two small tangerines cut into 1/4. I know that JAOM relies on some pithiness to balance out the sweetness, and I am worried that tangerines, having much thinner skins, will not provide enough pith flavour leaving me with a too-sweet mead. Has anyone used tangerines or other thinner skinned citrus in a JAOM-variant?

I could add some white orange pith to the ferment of course, but wanted to ask folk here for opinions first

01-30-2014, 08:19 AM
See how it goes, and treat with acid or tannin if you don't like it.
It's an experiment, don't change too many variables, or your results become meaningless.

01-30-2014, 12:24 PM
Concur there......

tangerines aren't quite as strong tasting as orange, so it'd equally likely work out fine.......