Originally Posted by regulatedhobbyist
Do you have a recipe?
Here's how I made it for a 10 liter batch (almost 3 gallons).
450 g frozen strawberries
3.5 kg mixed flower honey from a local beekeeper
Wyeast dry mead yeast (Vintner's Choice 4632 Activator)
I boiled 0.5 kg honey for ca 15 min on rather high heat until the foam had the color of gingerbread cookies. (I was aiming for a slight hint of caramel in the taste, but I can't detect any in the result.
Added ca 2 liters of water and the rest of the honey and let it all dissolve.
Thaw the strawberries and put them in a blender with a little bit of water and mash it up.
Pour the honey and the strawberries into carboy and top off with water.
Pitch the yeast and shake the whole thing to aerate.
FG 0.998 (1 month later)
Optional step: Back sweeten to taste.
When I do this the next time, I will add pectic enzyme to the recipe, since it takes some time to clear (and I'm still trying to learn the patience bit...).