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lostnbronx makes Orange mead wine

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Hosted by lostnbronx on 2009-01-20 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
wine, home brewing, fermenting, mead, yeast, waterlock, bottling. (Be the first).
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Duration: 00:27:32


makes roughly 1 US gallon after headspace and spillage are factored in


3 1/2 pounds (1.5 kgs.) of honey
1 large orange
1 small handful of raisins
1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves
pinch of nutmeg and allspice (optional)
1 sachet bread yeast
water to just under 4 liters


Cut orange into eigths.  Add orange slices (peels and all) to a 4 liter 
jug, then add honey, spices, and water to 4 liters, less headspace.  Cap 
and shake, mixing well.  Uncap, add yeast.  Cap and shake again.  Uncap 
and attach waterlock.  Let sit for 2 to 2 1/2 months.  When mead is 
clear syphon it into clean bottles.  Cap or cork these.  Mead is now 
ready to drink, but gets better with age. 

Additional Reading

The obligatory Wikipedia article
A nice overview of mead history and nomenclature.  (I've contributed to 
it myself, so you just know it's good!) 
The single biggest mead resource on the Web.  The forums are 
particularly useful.  Many very knowledgeable and friendly people hang 
out here.

The Mead Lover's Digest 
A venerable email forum, that gets sent out whenever there's enough 
content to fill and issue.  Lots of good advice and recipes here.  This 
is the introduction/signup page.


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