For lack of better term, how much babysitting does mead need?
I've been wanting to try a mead (wanted to make mead long before beer, actually, but wanted to drink the results sooner
), but because I'm a grad student who spends her summers and winter vacations traveling around, I haven't yet. If I start a batch that needs to sit around a while, I end up with nowhere to store it because I move (too) often.
This summer, I'll be doing fieldwork in Alaska (home sweet home!), so I'll be living with my parents (= place to store mead long-term). It would be totally possible for me to brew a batch of mead there this summer and leave it in their garage or basement. But then after 2-3 months, I'll be returning to Texas. Would it be safe to say that after 2-3 months, I could just leave it to age while I go off to school, or would that be the mother of all ****-ups?