Monday, April 19, 2010

Mead

First attempt at making mead yesterday. We used the "Traditional" recipe in my favorite homebrew book - Charlie Papazian's "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing".
1-1/2 gallons of honey watered down - golden and sweet!
The brains behind the operation :)
Other little ingredients from the homebrew store:
in the glass carboy waiting to cool so we can add yeast and put the airlock on for fermentation.
It will stay in this carboy for about a month or so, I think. Then we can make an herb or fruit tea to add in, if we like and bottle. Will stay in bottles for a long time and then we'll definitely have good refreshments for Summer parties! Nectar of the Gods!
Have a great week ~ love, julie

2 comments:

Gina said...

I love your blog, Julie! Please tell me where you find your honey. Birch's dad raises bees and we normally get it from him, but I'd LOVE to find your little "honor system" place so we can get it there as well. We use a LOT of honey around here...

TaraChristiane said...

I will have to show this post to my husband for inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. After visiting yours it looks like we have some things in common!

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