I planned on racking it to secondary about a week after pitching. I can hold off another week, though. My Black Mead sat in primary for 16 days, but is now in secondary in my closet on an exterior wall of the house. (It's about 63 in there, 66 in my bedroom where I let my primary go.)
I used regular raisins, but I'll try white with mulling spices next time. Its always nice to compare different recipes to find one that best suites my taste buds.
For the honey I brought the water to a boil, added the honey and simmered for about 15 minutes skimming the proteins off the top.
Lies, all lies. I can't wait another week to rack this because I need the fermentor in a day or three. My ex just bought me a 3 large watermelons and 4 mini me watermelons. She wants some of my strawberry wine, and I told her the only way was to buy me enough stuff to make 5 gallons of watermelon wine.
I'm betting that a couple of days at room temp will bring the melons to peak flavor, much more could lead to off flavors and rotting melons.