hist-brewing: eucalyptus honey
Craig.Jones at airservices.gov.au
Thu Jun 27 18:02:00 PDT 2002
> > I have to say that I disagree with that despite what I've heard as
> > The one I did turned out wonderfully light in flavor with a hint of
> > eucalyptus 'twang'.
> Living in Australia I use Eucalyptus honey in beer and meads alla
> They come out fine, even after 18 months fermenting/secondarying/bulk
> Tom Smit
Also being an Australian brewer (mainly mead) I would have to disagree
slightly with Tom. I find that if you are planning a brew, the milder
honeys are much better. I found that some varieties of Eucalyptus make
for very objectionable mead which need extensive aging:
Red River Gum,
Woolly and Stringy Bark.
Heavy Varieties requiring Aging:
all the boxes, ESPECIALLY Yellow Box.
Just my Opinion,
Ps. Patterson's Curse and Canola (although not eucalyptus) make good
mead, as does Leatherwood (but I alone in that regard...)
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