Just started my 3rd mead! It will be a standard still mead.
20 lbs. of desert wildflower honey (honey was taken from the cappings that came off the honey frames. This means there is a little bit of wax and other stuff mixed in with the honey.)
6 gallons of water.
5g Lalvin EC-1118
5g Lalvin 71B-1122
That is it!
I boiled the water to get rid of all the nasty stuff, then set the jars of honey in the water with the heat turned off. This makes it much easier to pour the honey out of the jars. Once the honey was thoroughly mixed with the water, it was poured into primary, once it had cooled to 80 degrees I put the yeast in. Now it is bubbling like crazy. SG was 1.120
The only thing I might do is add some oak to the secondary to give it a little character.
Let me know what you guys think.