Current StatusBottled Start Date16 August 2001
Honey11 pounds (Tulip poplar/wildflower blend) from Keith's bees
Acid Blend3 Tbsp Yeast Nutrient5 tsp
Grape Tannin1 3/4 tsp YeastRed Star Côtes des Blancs
Initial Gravity1.071 Brix18
Potential Alcohol10.5% First Racking Date7 September 2001
Specific Gravity1.004 Second Racking Date6 October 2001
Specific Gravity1.004 Bottling Date30 August 2002
Sweetener300 ml wine conditioner
My first attempt at making mead. Since I don't know what it is suppose to taste like, I will declare success. This mead has been well received by early tasters.
Since Keith provided me with honey I decided to try making mead, the original fermented beverage. Mead making is a mixture of beer making and wine making. For this mead I stuck with an uncarbonated, sweetened version. Originally it seemed to be over sweetened, but in the end everyone who has tried it has enjoyed it.
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