HoD clone.....

Discussion in 'Brewing & Beer Knowledge' started by Youmakemehoppy, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Youmakemehoppy

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  2. JulianB

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    Probably better off calling it a Black Agnes "clone". I'm pretty convinced there'd be no way to recreate Heart of Darkness without having access to the Schramm estate fruit, which obviously no one does.
     
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  3. Youmakemehoppy

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    I don't care what you call it. I would love to (try to) re-create either one!
     
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    Not enough fruit, Schramm's doesn't use juice, concentrate or pits. You will need about 12 pounds of real fresh fruit per gallon of mead, most likely 4 lbs of honey per gallon of spring water.

    I used 33 lbs of fruit, red raspberries, black currants and balaton cherries for a THREE gallon batch. It's missing the schaerbeek cherriness if that's even a word, but balaton's are close, this came close, a little heavy on the raspberry and that was the least amount of fruit that I used, maybe 6 lbs, but you can ask abawol01, it's pretty solid, and you can still taste honey, which I think gets lost in HoD.

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  8. Youmakemehoppy

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    ISO!

    Do you slice/mash the fruit to open them up or just toss them in whole?
     
  9. bigk84

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    Just toss em in and let it rip! Pack of 71b and D47
     
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    ISO: this mead.
     
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    Holy fuck dude.
     
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    ISO. Sounds incredible!
     
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  14. bigk84

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    Well if one of you takes me up on my next ISO I'll probably throw a bottle in as an extra...my homebrew extras don't suck (generally) ;)
     
  15. Youmakemehoppy

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    What's your ISO??
     
  16. Youmakemehoppy

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    Let me guess..... MD? :p
     
  17. bigk84

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    Naw, wait, you got one? Lol
     
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  18. Youmakemehoppy

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    Actually I'll be drinking the b1 tomorrow along with b1 kbbs:cool: (not my bottles)

    Pumped!!
     
  19. slumed11

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    bigk84 how did your mead turn out? Looks fantastic. Drop me a direct message if you can, would love to pick your brain about it
     
  20. bigk84

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    Came out very nice, but it was significantly dryer than HoD, next batch I would use more honey and change my nutrient schedule. It is still an extremely fruit forward mead, I cracked one the other day and I would brew it again as is too. PM me anytime, I'm rarely on here but happy to chat about homebrew/mead/beer etc.