Boiling mead must (was Re: hist-brewing: mangos)
owenbrau at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 1 14:49:48 PDT 2002
I boil my mead must, to sanitize it and to remove protiens, which helps
clarity. I've never had a problem with doing so boiling off flavor and aroma
components, as is commonly stated as the reason not to boil.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "jpbrew" <jpbrew at pinn.net>
To: <hist-brewing at pbm.com>
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 12:58 AM
Subject: Re: hist-brewing: mangos
> Let me add alittle to the first question concerning boiling honey for
> For SCA competition, I would think that boiling the mead would be
> with period recipes, and therefore necessary if entering a mead in such a
> competition. Am I right in assuming this?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jean-Paul Blaquiere <japester at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au>
> To: <hist-brewing at pbm.com>
> Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2002 10:25 PM
> Subject: Re: hist-brewing: mangos
> > > On Jun 30, jpbrew illuminated :
> > > Hi all. I have two questions that I would like some in put on.
> > > First-To boil or not to boil honey for meads.
> > >
> > either or, take your preference. Both methods work. My preference (in
> > few batches of mead I've made) is to slowly simmer with the lid on the
> > All the impurities still float to the top, but the lid catches most of
> > volatiles. I open it up occasionally and skim the scum off the surface.
> > > Second- I'm going to try to make a Mango Melomel.
> > >
> > good luck! i've tasted a couple of commercial mango wines and one
> > vaguely like mangoes, the other tasted quite strongly of them. I am a
> > big fan of mangoes and have contemplated fermenting them but they
> > eaten before I reach that stage! Let us know how it goes.
> > ./Jp
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