Originally Posted by blakey971
Brand new to the mead forum.
I have all the ingredients for my first try gathered.
Something along the lines of Malkores.
1 gallon batch.
3 lbs. raw organic South Dakota honey.
Yeast, nutrients, energizer, etc.
When I was at our "health food store" (old hippie ladies house)
I saw some dried rose petals, and thought they might also be a nice addition.
What do you think?
Sounds like a great batch. I have heard how you use Rose is basically make a rosewater, You heat up some water, not boiling, then put the rose petals in. Then let sit for a few hours, then just use the water. The essences do some out in the water. You don't use the rose petals directly. Also be very sure that the petals have NO pesticides on them. This is very important to make sure of. Keep in mind that this will make the mead a bit more bitter.
I recomend using a touch of something else too. Like say mint. Mint would be good with it. Given just a 1 gallon batch just a single sprig of mint would be fine. I would do both in the secondary.