Alright, i've got 11 beer batches under my belt and a co worker was interested in making mead so I figured why not. So we started with a kit from my LHBS Midwest Supplies. Below are the details and where we are at.
The below went into the fermenter after steeping the honey/1 gallon water.
-4 gallons water
-2 packets D47
Planning out 5 months before bottling, anyone suggest any changes to my schedule?
month 1- fermenation
month 2- rack to carboy
month 3- rack on top of 14lbs of strawberry for 1 month
month 4- rack off strawberries
month 5- rack again and adding 3lbs of honey for back sweetening
and then to bottle after month 5, then age for 6-12 months or longer if needed.
Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated. Would like this first batch to turn out as best it can. I've got carboys of all sizes so i'll be sure to keep the headspace to a minimum as I rack.