So I have read alot on this board, and on others, probed many minds, and decided I want to try a mead. I figure it will also tie up a fermenter so I won't feel guilty about it being empty.
I was at the public market the other day and got 16 quarts of cherries for $9!!!!
Looks like it is going to be cherry mead. I have 12# of honey, and probably 10-12 pounds of cleaned, pitted cherries (my girl is the freakin best!), and an activator of champagne yeast.
I am pretty notorious for just winging it, even after I've done research, so I am open to any and all suggestions. If I had one question it would be this:
I'm planning a 4 gallon batch. Is 12 pounds of honey and 10 pounds of cherries a good idea? Maybe not a good idea necessarily, I'm shooting for sweet, very cherry, high alcohol... Any thoughts?