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    Will this recipe IMG_3781.jpg
    make this mead?
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    Thanks!

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    Hi Jamie Rossi - and welcome. Speaking from ignorance and not specific knowledge, even if Schramm uses the same ingredients (and my guess is that his sources will be different from yours and when it comes to quality ingredients ingredients are not interchangeable. Quality means something) his techniques and practices will be different and so even if you used the same ingredients from the same sources your meads will be quite different from his. That is why (I think) meaderies such as Groennfell in Vermont have no problem publishing their recipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernardsmith View Post
    Hi Jamie Rossi - and welcome. Speaking from ignorance and not specific knowledge, even if Schramm uses the same ingredients (and my guess is that his sources will be different from yours and when it comes to quality ingredients ingredients are not interchangeable. Quality means something) his techniques and practices will be different and so even if you used the same ingredients from the same sources your meads will be quite different from his. That is why (I think) meaderies such as Groennfell in Vermont have no problem publishing their recipes.
    Thanks for the reply!
    This is a Schramm recipe from his book. I should have included that in the OP.
    As an amerture mead maker, I was just hoping to get in the ballpark of the type/taste. Schramm Nutmeg mead is my absolute favorite!

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    Try it. Nothing to lose. I am sure that you will make a good mead. Whether it will taste exactly like Schramm's can only be known when you crack open a bottle. Not a chef but as I am sure any chef will tell you it's never just the ingredients, though nothing will taste well if the ingredients are not superlative, but ultimately it's always really only about technique.

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    If that is the "dry nutmeg metheglin" from Ken's book, then it is not the same recipe. Schramm's nutmeg is really sweet(and no cinnamon) and the recipe in the book is dry. I may be totally wrong but I think the sweeter version uses D-47 instead.

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    While that book is outstanding. Probably the best one available. The protocols are antiquated and not current with modern science. I would use the same ingredients if you choose. But I would wait until you understand how to employ modern techniques. Your mead will be drinkable much much sooner.
    7 out of 4 people have a hard time using their hydrometer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeeard View Post
    If that is the "dry nutmeg metheglin" from Ken's book, then it is not the same recipe. Schramm's nutmeg is really sweet(and no cinnamon) and the recipe in the book is dry. I may be totally wrong but I think the sweeter version uses D-47 instead.
    It is. Any chance you have a recipe for the sweet version?
    Last edited by Jamie Rossi; 11-07-2017 at 09:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squatchy View Post
    While that book is outstanding. Probably the best one available. The protocols are antiquated and not current with modern science. I would use the same ingredients if you choose. But I would wait until you understand how to employ modern techniques. Your mead will be drinkable much much sooner.
    Are there specific techniques that are now out dated? Im two batches deep before I found Schramms mead and this book.

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    it's not that techniques are outdated or don't work, they should not be cast away. it's that there are newer techniques providing many benefits over previous practices.

    NewBee Guide in green link bar above.
    meadmaderight.com
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oODPBYXqfjk

    considering schrams nutmeg mead on page 165, there is little or no technique info. that is garnished from the previous 164 pages of schrams's documented life-knowledge of mead making. you need to employ yourself and your own practices and techniques to make your mead in your life of mead making.
    Last edited by Trenchie; 11-07-2017 at 12:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trenchie View Post
    it's not that techniques are outdated or don't work, they should not be cast away. it's that there are newer techniques providing many benefits over previous practices.

    NewBee Guide in green link bar above.
    meadmaderight.com
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oODPBYXqfjk

    considering schrams nutmeg mead on page 165, there is little or no technique info. that is garnished from the previous 164 pages of schrams's documented life-knowledge of mead making. you need to employ yourself and your own practices and techniques to make your mead in your life of mead making.
    Awesome, thanks for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Rossi View Post
    Awesome, thanks for the link!
    There are new podcast as well on Gotmead live that are recent science.
    7 out of 4 people have a hard time using their hydrometer!

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