Fermenting Food.

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Fri Mar 25, 2022 2:27 pm

Magnolia Petal Mead in the Glass
Magnolia Petal Mead in the Glass
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Bottled Beautyberry
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Magnolia Petal Mead in the glass. Best mead I’ve made so far. The floral, spicy magnolia fragrance definitely comes through. Actually a completely Dry mead, yet has a perceived sweetness about it with nothing cloying on the palate. The dry yet seems to have a sweetness about it is a goal and isn’t necessarily easy to make happen in my experience. A pétillant naturel type, think bubbles, but not quite as bubbly as a champagne. All wines have some degree of dissolved CO2, a wine too low in dissolved CO2 will appear flat, bland and lifeless on the palate. I don’t fine, filter or stabilize my meads in any way, the clarity comes from time. The little extra CO2 trapped in the bottle or in solution helps stave off oxidation. Still, these meads get better after several months of bottle like most wine. I think the bubbles help intensify the aroma of these meads.

I’ve bottled yesterday the beauty berry mead that was started on February 6th or about then. I’m hopeful, seems promising, the tiny sample I had did taste alcoholic and hot, which is totally expected at this stage and that dominates other flavors this early. That alcohol forward taste will mellow in the months ahead and hopefully some great spicy, floral notes will reveal themselves.. Probably won’t get into this batch until late next fall.
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Mon May 30, 2022 6:38 pm

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Another Magnolia petal mead. Tripled the magnolia petal content.
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Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:38 pm

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I have a couple of pepper ferments going. One started 10 or so days ago and one today. When you have a lot of peppers and need something to do with them. 40 grams or so of sea salt, that’s the cost.
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Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:40 pm

Yeah I'm gonna harvest tomorrow if the deer don't eat them tonight.
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