Get 30 more pounds of strawberries, save 10 pounds for when the fermentation is almost done in the primary, ferment your 40 pounds, pull them out and the day before you plan on transferring to your secondary add the reserved 10 pounds of berries, dont smash them, you just want the aroma from the outer red flesh. That adds a refreshing strawberry aroma that will fill the whole room with strawberry when you open it up. If you make that for your wife she will let you make any crazy wine you can come up with as long as you dont run out of this strawberry wine. Try to use a lighter honey, this is not where you want something like buckwheat WVMJ
Originally Posted by Jeremy_84
I have made wine off and on for a while now. But the wife is getting more into mead. So being a good husband I told her I would give it a shot on making a 5 gallon batch just for her. So I started looking around and have acquired about 20lbs of strawberries. So is there anyone out there with a good strawberry mead recipe. Also I have no idea what type of honey to use this will be my first at mead.