I'm a big fan of special drinks for special occasions, and what better occasion than the end of the world? Okay, so I don't actually think anything is going to happen, but on the off chance it does, it would be nice to sit on the porch, drinking some mead, and watching the light show. If nothing happens, I have Christmas presents.
So, I've been thinking about what would be a good mead to make. I'm thinking fairly dry since it has some time to age. Anyways, here is what I'm thinking, any comments, or suggestions would be much appreciated.
Per Gallon (not sure about how much I want to make):
Three pounds honey (I'm thinking clover, any suggestions?)
Eight ounces dried cherries
Zest of an orange
A vanilla bean or two
Yeast nutrients & energizer
Water to one gallon
After primary I plan to rack into a secondary with some toasted oak for a month or so, and then into bottles to age.