Cold and wet weekend, decided it was time to start this off.
I burnt it black, but not quite until the smoke was black -- the wife and children were already making enough protestations with the kitchen full of the smell and white smoke, despite the extractor fan. Took about an hour and twenty minutes. It's a beautiful colour.
One litre of honey can easily expand to 8 litres, but can be kept down lower with lower heat and more stirring.
Topped up with bottled water, added the yeast nutrients and a rehydrated wine yeast. Will do the SNA suggested by Arpolis.
How long is recommended in primary? Then should I transfer to secondary, or straight to bottles then let it age?
Edit: just noticed I have the date wrong (+1 day) on my camera.