View Full Version : So how long???

04-28-2015, 05:36 PM
I was reading some of Medson's threads and was impressed. Still making tweaks and an occasional taste test to batches almost 5 years after pitch.

That makes me wonder. WHat is the longest period of time you all have nurtured a mead to completion? And, what unexpected surprises did you stumble across in the process?

Chevette Girl
04-30-2015, 10:33 PM
<sigh> Highbush Cranberry Pucker-puss (http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php/16238-2004-Cranberry-Apple-Pucker-Puss). Still waiting for enough tannins to drop out for it to taste as good as it smells. I started it in 2004. It no longer causes an immediate spit-take.

05-03-2015, 12:38 PM
Nuture is in aging, or just waiting for it to turn around?

I waited for an over oaked one for about 4 years, and it is now quiet nice...if you like oak :)

bathtub brewer
05-05-2015, 04:02 PM
I am impressed at your patience. When mine go 3 or 4 months over what I think they should I start to worry.

05-11-2015, 01:30 PM
I've got stuff in bottles that is now ten years old, helps to make more, then you can set some aside... :)