My head tastes like whiskey?

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  1. Dec 25, 2017 #1

    Mark_wato

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    My MEAD tastes like whiskey

    Why??

    I made in October 2016

    I made it with a quartered orange and 2kg of honey
     
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    My best guess would be fusel alcohol caused by yeast stress during fermentation. Did it taste like that when you racked/bottled it? What was the OG, yeast and nutrient used, fermentation temperature?


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  3. Dec 27, 2017 #3

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    I'd change the thread title if you can!
     
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    :lol: That is much less amazing than the thread title indicated.

    What's wrong with it tasting like whisky? That sounds like a good thing!
     
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    Still fusel alcohol after 14 months? Some yeasts are very sensitive about temperature, did you happen to use a Lalvin yeast?
     
  6. Dec 31, 2017 #6

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    I know you said you used 2kg of honey, but into what volume? If that's in a 4 litre demijon, then yeah you may have made a very strong mead, which will take quite a few years to become drinkable. Once it does however, it will be one awesome mead. Are you noticing any burn at the back of your throat with it at all?
     

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