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wombil

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g'day guys,
my mead ,first one,is a pale lemony colour. Is there some additive to give it that nice amber look ?
tastes ok.
 

kadmium

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g'day guys,
my mead ,first one,is a pale lemony colour. Is there some additive to give it that nice amber look ?
tastes ok.
Not really, I mean I guess you could but the question is why?

A more important question to ask would be, how do I get that Amber look consistently?

Because you are using Honey, it's a natural product and so it will vary from batch to batch. The varieties also play a factor. Using a very light honey like Clover or Orange Blossom vs a dark honey will have some impact.

Try using some black tea in your next batch to add Tanins, and slightly help with the colour. It's a bit hard to alter the colour after the fact without changing the taste as far as I am aware.
 

MaggieO

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How much honey did you use with what volume of water? Even a 1.070 OG, about 185g honey per liter, mead should not be pale.
 

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