on thing that i have been experimenting around with is costco has been getting in fruit juice that has no chemicals in it at all. its just heat pasturized. the gravity of most of these juices are around 1.055 to 1.060. they had a mango one recently that could be a good water base for mead. i tried one that was a blueberry juice that was just pasturized and it seems to be fermenting well. it also has the flavors that you would expect when someone says "this is blueberry mead". extract is kinda boring. try something new and outside the box!
This is Bugeaterdaughter. I got locked out of my account months ago so i havent been on in a while and never got this project going.
Thanks for your idea. Ill have to check out sam's club here and see if they have Mango juice.