>Nov 20thabout a half gallon of water heated and 2.5-3lbs honey.1 mandarin orange , pinch of cloves,drop of vanilla extract (pure)pinch of yeast energizer (had no prepared nutrient)1packet of lalvin 1118 yeast, rehydrated and added to cooled must.Shook it like crazy.Tossed it into a 1 gallon glass jug and put a piece of cheesecloth over … Continue reading >1 gallon batch of mandarin/clove
>Well, today the reading was at 1.085, so it is SLOWLY dropping down. I wish I knew what caused this really slow fermentation! We must get it into the secondary asap.I was thinking that a Spring fair/market might be a good idea. Keeping the theme on celebration of our earth and spirit. Home made items, … Continue reading >Mead and More
>Yes indeed!Started a 3 gallon batch yesterday.I must say, the five gallon batch we made was a bit short of water. Should have been 2 gallons (8 litres) of water with the honey, then after it had been poured into the bucket another 2-3 gallons added ( 8-12 litres) to bring the total water to … Continue reading >More Mead!
>Well, we had been wanting to make a batch of mead for awhile. Hubby, and Shannon and myself had made a batch a few years back, but had retained very little of the actual instructions, as much of it was done for us, by a great mead maker that we know. We were to watch, … Continue reading >Mead Making!