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Wolfie
09-18-2005, 11:25 PM
I've seen it to so many directions...

Some people it seems consider it "semi sweet" at 1.030

recently I found a post on another board that said

.990 - 1.006 = dry

1.006 - 1.015 = medium

1.012 - 1.020 = sweet

1.020 and up = dessert

on the other hand it looks like som people have refered to 1.030 as a standard to "semi sweet"

opinions?

WRATHWILDE
09-19-2005, 12:02 AM
From a treatise on mead judging by Michael hall

He lists them as follows for judging considerations

Dry - will be under 1.010
Medium - 1.010 to 1.025
Sweet - 1.025 +


I was going to offer up the pdf but it seems that function has been turned off.

Wrathwilde

Oskaar
09-19-2005, 12:14 AM
Click here (http://hbd.org/atommash/hall/mead_judging.pdf) for the Treatise on Mead Judging pdf file.

Oskaar

Angus
09-19-2005, 08:24 AM
Oskaar,

Link does not work. Even saving it to the hard disk won't work.

Cheers,
Angus

Jmattioli
09-19-2005, 09:15 AM
It's kinda like hot and cold. Its relative. The only thing I would add is that in my opinion 1.010 is not even close to dry. Too much residual sugar. Dry should be undetectable sweetness which is indeed different for different individuals but most I have met consider 1.006 - 1.015 as semi-sweet as reported by Wolfie above. His chart is about as good as any for the average. But then again if anybody objects, I withdraw my opinion cause it is all perception. ;)
Joe

Oskaar
09-19-2005, 11:54 AM
Angus,

The link works fine for me. Both opening and downloading. Anyone else with this problem, let me know.

Cheers,

Oskaar

Oskaar
09-19-2005, 12:03 PM
Here's what I use to determine levels of sweet/dryness:

Dry: 0.990 - 1.006
Medium: 1.006 - 1.015
Sweet: 1.016 - 1.020
Dessert: 1.020+

This is a pretty well used table and is even in Ken Schramm's book.

Cheers,

Oskaar