5 gallons of mead with 6kg honey?

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5 gallons of mead with 6kg honey?

Post by GCR » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:24 pm

So I've had some great cider results and i figured I'd give mead a go.

Picked up 6 Kg honey at Costco and some champagne yeast (llalaemand) and Mangrove Jack's mead yeast. I have yeast nutrient too.

I figure I'll make something basic to start out with. Any advice? Is that enough honey for 5 gals? Seen a few recipes online and it seems feasible. Is yeast nutrient enough do y'all reckon? Anyone had good results with costco honey?

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Re: 5 gallons of mead with 6kg honey?

Post by GCR » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:25 pm

Mangrove Jack or EC-1118?

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Re: 5 gallons of mead with 6kg honey?

Post by Broob » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:29 am

I've used the Costco honey in a braggot but not a straight mead. Turned out nice. I like the Mangrove Jacks yeast, interesting esters. 3 pounds of honey per gallon of must will get you about 15% alcohol, you're at about 2.6 with 6 kg of honey so that looks good to me.

With the nutrient additions, there are lots sites that detail the staggered nutrient additions. This approach speeds up the process considerably.
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Re: 5 gallons of mead with 6kg honey?

Post by GCR » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:46 pm

Broob wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:29 am
I've used the Costco honey in a braggot but not a straight mead. Turned out nice. I like the Mangrove Jacks yeast, interesting esters. 3 pounds of honey per gallon of must will get you about 15% alcohol, you're at about 2.6 with 6 kg of honey so that looks good to me.

With the nutrient additions, there are lots sites that detail the staggered nutrient additions. This approach speeds up the process considerably.
Great, thanks! I had great results with the Mangrove Jacks cider yeast, so I figured I would give the mead one a chance too.

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Re: 5 gallons of mead with 6kg honey?

Post by oceanic_brew » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:11 am

I second the staggered nutrient additions, I did a 3 gallon batch with citra hops. It turned out amazing and was very drinkable within a couple months.

It’s a bit much to keep track of but worth it.


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Re: 5 gallons of mead with 6kg honey?

Post by KB1138 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:47 pm

I've had good results with Mangrove Jack's mead yeast, better than 1118 at least
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