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mavityre
10-24-2004, 11:03 PM
Just made another 2.5 gallon batch of Joe's quick grape mead but used Welch's White Grap/Raspberry instead.

103 oz of concentrate
5 Lbs. of Clover honey
3/4 cup of brown sugar (cleaning out the cabinets)
1 packet of Lalvin K1V-1116 yeast

Will let you know how it turns out in 5 weeks or so.

Joe's other recipe is quickly going fast!!!!!!!

Been 3 days and bubbling like mad.............

Modified 12/2/04 - Bottled and had some left over. Seems the brown sugar gives it a little bite I don't really care for.
Still, very good. Will try it cold.

Suzy_Q_Brewmistres
10-25-2004, 07:11 AM
What is the brown sugar for?? Does it feed the yeast or what is called a nutrient? I get confused when the recipes call for nutrients or Yeast energizers...
I've got the raisins down for tannin and also nutrients... right?

:-*Suzy Q, Brewmistress

mavityre
11-23-2004, 04:23 AM
Just thought I'd throw it in since it was there.

Turned out really good after 31 days. I just put into a secondary to help it clear.
Was so impressed that I went to the brewshop and grocery store and just finished my 5 gallon batch.

5 GALLON BATCH

218.5 oz. of concentrate. 11 White Grape/Raspberry and 8 Concord Grape = 19 x 11.5 oz
10 lbs Clover Honey
1 packet Lalvin K1V-116 yeast
Yeast Nutrient
S.G 1.124