Lavlin D47 Yeast Starter:
No Batch Size (Gallons):
1 Original Gravity:
? Final Gravity:
? Boiling Time (Minutes):
Yellow Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
2 weeks Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
8 weeks Tasting Notes:
Comparable in color and flavor to a Riesling.
I am sharing my first experiment with Mead, which was a simple and successful recipe of my own design. (Although it is so simple "design" seems to be too generous of a word).
Experienced mazers will be able to tell that this was the experiment of someone transitioning from beer brewing. In hindsight, the heating and subsequent chilling was unnecessary.
Heat 1 gal of water to 160f and add 24 oz of honey that was purchased from a farmer's market.
Mixed for about 20 minutes and then chilled. Put into primary with yeast. Racked to secondary after 2 weeks. Could read through the carboy after another week or two. Altogether it was in the secondary for 8 weeks.
I intentionally used less honey than most recipes called for and a yeast that would not require any additional nutrients or energizer.