Originally Posted by mummasan
Your ingredients are 15lbs honey and fruit. What kind of fruit and how much. What yeast will you use?
Don't boil the honey, when you are ready just mix it with water.
The yeast nutrient goes in at the beginning, the clarifier only if needed and the stabilizer is used at the end just before bottling.
My initial recipe is:
15 lbs honey
4 gallons Spring Water
2 pkg Lavin K1V-116 yeast
1 pkg Fruit Mead Additive pack
Thats pretty much it. Wasn't planning on adding actual fruit this time. Last time I put 3 lbs of frozen mixed berries (crushed) and it turned out fine. This time I wanted a good clean simple honey mead. May break 1 gallon off into a seperate glass fermentor as the wife wants me to try an apricot mead...
Oh, and I was initially planning on using the stabilizer, the clarifier came bundled together with it.