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Old 06-05-2019, 11:58 AM   #21 (permalink)
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So as a follow up to my last post.

The mead looks like it has white mold in it on a lot of the fruit that I added. I'm not sure what happened. Maybe there was something on the fruit that caused the mold or it was the fresh pineapple. Everything else other than the fruit was sanitized. I'm going to dump it and make a new batch when I harvest honey in July.
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So as a follow up to my last post.

The mead looks like it has white mold in it on a lot of the fruit that I added. I'm not sure what happened. Maybe there was something on the fruit that caused the mold or it was the fresh pineapple. Everything else other than the fruit was sanitized. I'm going to dump it and make a new batch when I harvest honey in July.
That's a bummer man.
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Iíve got 2 different meads going right now.

First one is bottled and ready to be enjoyed at Slimís stock class game in a few weeks.

I decided to go for something tropical so I went with passion fruit, guava, pineapple.

Tonight I made a hydromel for our annual family Christmas dinner. Iím going for a low ABV so that it can be enjoyed by everyone. It should come out somewhere around 7-8%. I have 2 gallons and will split it into a couple different flavors. One will be wild berry, still need to decide on another one or 2 flavors.

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I really gotta rev up the homebrew system again. It's hard to brew beer everyt day and then also do it on weekends.
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I need to go dig out some mead. I made quite a few batches a few years.
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20lbs of Costco honey now sits in my hold. Soon. Very soon.
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20lbs of Costco honey now sits in my hold. Soon. Very soon.
Decided to use 15lbs in a 5gal total volume batch along with white labs wlp720 sweet mead yeast. The fermentor is bubbling away nicely.

https://www.whitelabs.com/yeast-bank...ead-wine-yeast
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The local Costco had cider for $3.99/gallon so I decided I needed a small supply. I think 10 gallons is a reasonable amount for the season . Split in two 5 gallon batches, one with Danstar Nottingham yeast and the other with Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast. The mead is on the left and the two ciders on the right.

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I racked my mead into secondary yesterday. It came out to 7.8%. It is very dry and will need to be back sweetened. Iím going to let it clear first then when it gets closer to drinking time I will flavor and sweeten it.
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The mead looks like it has white mold in it on a lot of the fruit that I added. I'm not sure what happened. Maybe there was something on the fruit that caused the mold or it was the fresh pineapple. Everything else other than the fruit was sanitized. I'm going to dump it and make a new batch when I harvest honey in July.
Fresh pineapple has a mixture of enzymes called bromelain in them which breaks down proteins.

It is extracted and used as a chemical meat tenderizer and is also the reason that we use canned mango/pineapple product in jello, baking breads, desserts etc as the heat in canning elinimtes the bromelain effect.

I would guess that these enzymes are to blame for that mold one way or another. It would definitely chance the pH of the brew and kill off everything in the batch
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