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Do I Mead Sourwood Honey?
  • ThymThym
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    This discussion was created from comments split from: TKT - No Holds Barred.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • BenSBenS
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    @ceannt

    Ever tried to make Mead from sourwood honey? It's all over my area right now.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Have you ever had sourwood honey? I like it. It is lighter colored than to tulip poplar honey quite common to this area. I'm no mazer(isn't that what a mead maker is called), but I think it would be good. Maybe even with a very, very, very light vanilla bean infusion.
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  • BenSBenS
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    I was thinking about combining it with peach juice. And then using it to get drunk.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Mmmm, peaches. I say shoot for a sweet peaches and cream(vanilla) dessert mead.
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  • ThymThym
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    BenS said:

    I was thinking about combining it with peach juice. And then using it to get drunk.



    this seems like a reasonable plan
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  • BenSBenS
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    Good idea. A bit of back sweetening and vanilla extract should do the trick.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    yes to all of this.
    Annnnnnnnnnnnd now i'm angry i didn't search out a source while i was in NC for a couple gallons of both sourwood and tulip poplar honey.
  • ceanntceannt
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    Sourwood just may be my favorite honey ..
    I have never had enough of it to make mead, but I bet it would be amazing
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  • ceanntceannt
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    And.... good luck with the peaches, they are normally very disappointing when fermented
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    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • BenSBenS
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    I found a fruit stand that has half gallon honey containers for $11. Peaches and honey not a good idea?
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • ThymThym
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    Peaches and strawberries dont have much flavor once the sugar goes away.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
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    If you really want to go with the peaches, use a really cheap honey ... the fruit will just cover up all the awesome subtle goodness of the sourwood stuff ... just my opinion ...
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    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • BenSBenS
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    I thought $11 for half gal was cheap....
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • BenSBenS
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    I might do a plain one also. I guess I should read up on how the fuck to make meads.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • ThymThym
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    BenS said:

    I guess I should read up on how the fuck to make meads.



    Honey, water, yeast. Go.

    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    BenS said:

    I thought $11 for half gal was cheap....



    I have no idea how much honey costs.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    And I dont know what sourwood is.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    I might ask google a little later.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    BenS said:

    I thought $11 for half gal was cheap....



    I have no idea how much honey costs.

    this
    Lakewood said:

    And I dont know what sourwood is.



    and this
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Lakewood said:

    BenS said:

    I thought $11 for half gal was cheap....



    I have no idea how much honey costs.


    $11 for a quart sounds about right.
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Lakewood said:

    And I dont know what sourwood is.



    A tree.
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  • BenSBenS
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    Lakewood said:

    BenS said:

    I thought $11 for half gal was cheap....



    I have no idea how much honey costs.


    $11 for a quart sounds about right.


    half gal is 2 quarts.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    BenS said:

    I thought $11 for half gal was cheap....



    I have no idea how much honey costs.


    $11 for a quart sounds about right.


    half gal is 2 quarts.


    honey is way too expensive.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
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    Lakewood said:

    And I dont know what sourwood is.



    A tree.

    Thanks
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    I think I judged too quickly, this sounds like it could be good.