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Oak Leaf Metheglin

Ingredients

  • 1 US gallon by volume assorted oak leaves
  • 2.5 lbs Moorland clover honey
  • filtered water, Q.S. to make one gallon
  • 1 tsp yeast nutrient
  • Red Star champagne yeast

Instructions

Boil honey w/ 6 pints of water for 10 minutes. Pour over oak leaves and let stand overnight. Add nutrient, yeast, and citric acid.

Brewing Stats

13 June 1999
start grav: 1.074
pot. alcohol: 9.5%

Notes

The oak leaves were picked after a dry spring, from the Nothern/Western side of the banks of the Mill River, in Northampton MA. Refrigerated overnight in a tied plastic bag. They were ~10 oz by weight (dry), and were washed before use.

Still rather cloudy at bottling, but interesting flavor.