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Pear Rhubarb

General Overview
Meaded On:9/19/2009
Bottled On:4/29/2010
Residual Sugar:1.2%
Alcohol Content:15.9%
Mead Style:Melomel
Weather Conditions:(Not Recorded)
Yeast Type:Dry Mead #4632, with a pitch temperature of 72° F
Honey Type:Clover
Results Synopsis:Nice light amber color through waterford crystal, slightly leggy and buttery smooth. This pear/rhubarb is an unusual cast of fruit with obviously pear up front and rhubarb finish. This mead has flavors of bubble gum, guava, and a lemon/lime finish. There's also a slight pear skin quality that shows just after you swallow.

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Diary Entries (1)
Bee On 9/19/2009 was recorded:
Pear & rhubarb, honey, Irish moss, yeast nutrient, (no gypsum) basically 2 to 1 pear/rhubarb. We've got a lot of fruit flies :(
I mostly brewed all day and also cut some rhubarb from the garden (2 lbs) to add with frozen.
9/20/09 pitched yeast @ 72 deg f 1.130 = 17.1% potential
9/28 racked out fruit 5% sugar = 1.042
4/29/10 bottled 1.012 = 1.2% residual sugar 15.9% alcohol
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