Originally Posted by siroiszoo
Might I ask about the base mead recipe used for your chia mead?
I'm new at this and want to make a gallon or two using some Chai Guayusa tea bags from Stash Tea Co. Will this work with a basic mead ie, JAOM? I have two JAOMs going; one with D47 & one with 1118 (for dryer mead). Also, two basic meads (about the same as JAOM w/o the spices) one with D47 & one with 1118. And from what I'm reading, the D47's aren't coming out as well since my room temp is only 74 degrees. After trying a3 week mead, I found it way to sweet for my taste. I really haven't used the regular bakers yeast like the recipe suggests.
I made a 1 gallon batch just to try it,
3.5 pounds of orange blossom honey
12 yerba mate chai blend tea bags
nutirents (step feeding)
water to a gallon
Came out great, fermented and cleared remarkably fast