Okay, here we go! Yesterday, we were finally able to pick up some bottles and bottle our first attempt at making mead. Here are the previous posts of the process. Each link will open in a new tab. Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4 The mead was left in its second fermentation for longer than 4 … Continue reading Making mead, part 5: bottling and results
We’re back to making Meeeeeead, Baby! Part 1Part 2Part 3 We are actually a bit late on this. After 10 days in the fermentation bucket, when we should have started sanitizing things and transferring the must to the carboy, we were instead dealing with hot water tank problems. Pretty sure it’ll be fine. 😉
Part 1Part 2 This is what the must looked like this morning, before I did the first stir of the day. Bubbly bubbly! I love me some CO2 action! At the time of this writing, we’ve done the second stir of the day. The instructions we are using as a guide said to stir it … Continue reading Making mead, part 3 – one last stir
Using a set of instructions we found, the must is to be stirred basically once every 12 hours, for the first 48 hours. This is what the must looked like after the first 12 or so, and before I started stirring. I have no idea if this is what it’s supposed to look like at … Continue reading Making mead, part 2; give it a stir
Today, we started up a batch of mead, using the wine kit we recently acquired. Here are the contents of the kit, plus a 5 kilo bucket of my cousin’s liquid gold! Looking up how to make mead had us all over the place. At its simplest, you can mix honey, water and yeast into … Continue reading How Sweet it is! Making Mead, part 1
A bit of an update as to how things are going with our budding mead. Visit here to catch up on the process.
Today, my daughter and I got some progress done on the old garden area that we mulched with straw this spring. We didn’t put anything under it, so things did start growing through it. This is taken from one corner, next to the gooseberry bush and raspberries. It looks a lot worse than it is. … Continue reading Big garden area, progress
I’ve posted about our first time tries at making several fermented products. There was the mead, small batches of plain sauerkraut and a probiotic sauerkraut/fermented vegetables version. Plus, there was the crabapple cider vinegar I posted progress on recently. (all of these links will open in new tabs) The jars of sauerkraut and cider are … Continue reading Fail, times three!
This morning, I grabbed a bucket and checked out the chokecherry trees. After my last visit with them, I thought I might be too late for the one tree; either they would be over ripe, or the birds would have got them by now. Happily, there were plenty of perfectly ripe (very dusty!) berries! I … Continue reading Chokecherries