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THawk
04-15-2012, 10:48 PM
Started a blueberry mel over the weekend for a friend. Trouble is, I ended up mixing three types of honey together. Situation:

Blueberry Mel Base (2 gallon batch)

2 lb buckwheat (or Aunt Sue's Raw)
4 lb OB (Sue Bee)
2 Cinnamon sticks
1 whole clove
Water to 2 gallons

Fermax and Energizer per instructions
EC 1118 yeast

I'm planning to ferment for about 2 weeks then rack onto 3 lbs of frozen blueberries.

Here's the catch -- yesterday, when I mixed the must, I realized I had bought too little of the OB. So I had 5 lbs. I ended up adding 1 lb of Dutch Gold Blueberry honey to the must.

Will the blueberry honey have any effect at all on the taste?

wayneb
04-15-2012, 10:52 PM
Probably not. Blueberry blossom has a slightly tangy or spicy flavor, and a very light floral aroma. I suspect that the spices you're adding to the must will likely keep the small amount of blueberry blossom that you've added pretty much in the background.

THawk
04-16-2012, 12:30 AM
*sigh of relief* Thanks Wayne! :)


Probably not. Blueberry blossom has a slightly tangy or spicy flavor, and a very light floral aroma. I suspect that the spices you're adding to the must will likely keep the small amount of blueberry blossom that you've added pretty much in the background.