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Norskersword
07-08-2004, 03:39 AM
I have started 3 batches of mead so far. The first was a dry cyser with a gasoline taste (addressed in another post) and I decided to bottle it and wait it out. I started 2 batches later and now I think I screwed these two up. Both batches use to taste like gasoline (a little sweeter than the first) but now something has happened to the flavor. One of them, a strawberry melomel, now tastes like a very earthy, watery flavor. Almost like water with dirt thrown in. The other tastes like it is heading in that direction.

Are these over oxiginated? Or are they maybe contaminated? If they are contaminated, my guess as to the cause would be that I accidently got a little tap water in both. Would this have caused a problem? Does this sound like they have problems? Niether of these tastes good in any way...

Derf
07-08-2004, 10:10 AM
I wouldn't think tap water would be causing you any trouble. That's all I ever use and I haven't had any problems with it yet.

Whteknght
07-08-2004, 06:52 PM
I had a friend who made some strawberry wine some time back, and we learned a key lesson from it: Time is as important as any other ingredient. The strawberry wine finally became drinkable at the one year mark, but only continued to get better after that. I don't know if there are any major issues with what you have brewed, but I can tell you that strawberry needs time to balance flavors in alcohol. Just a thought.

dogglebe
07-11-2004, 06:07 AM
I had a friend who made some strawberry wine some time back, and we learned a key lesson from it: Time is as important as any other ingredient. The strawberry wine finally became drinkable at the one year mark, but only continued to get better after that. I don't know if there are any major issues with what you have brewed, but I can tell you that strawberry needs time to balance flavors in alcohol. Just a thought.


A friend told me once that adding a tablespoon of vanilla extract to a strawberry mead will help smooth the batch out.


Phil

dogglebe
07-12-2004, 02:52 AM
That should have been tablespoon, not tablesthingy. I don't know why that happened.


Phil

dogglebe
07-12-2004, 03:05 AM
That should have been tablespoon, not tablesthingy. I don't know why that happened.


Phil

t-a-b-l-e-s-p-o-o-n, not tablesthingy. For some reason, the word changes when I post it.


Phil

Norskersword
07-12-2004, 03:07 AM
apparantly tablespooon is a dirty word. ;)