This morning, after doing my morning rounds, I gave the sun room door frame a second coat of paint. Tomorrow, we hang the door back up. I had an audience. 😀 Also, while I was painting, I found that Nostrildamus has figured out to jump over the threshold after it's been painted! 😀 Meanwhile... Today … Continue reading Making hard crab apple cider: racking day – what happened? (updated: I found out!)
Today, we finally bottled our second attempt at making mead! I last wrote about it here, and you can follow links to the whole process we went through, here. (Links will open in new tabs.) Here is how it looked, after unwrapping the carboy from its towel (which served to insulate, as well as keep … Continue reading Mead Baby 2.0: bottling day!
Time for an update on our mead making! The last time I posted about it, we had added a few raisins to the mead to boost fermentation. Yesterday, my daughter was a sweetheart and racked it to another 1 gallon carboy. It is now back in its little corner, all swaddled like a baby. The … Continue reading Mead Baby 2.0: third ferment
For those who have recently started to follow this blog (welcome!), here are the previous posts about our second attempt to make mead. All links should open in new tabs, so you won't lose track of this page. 🙂 Mead Baby, redux (includes links to our first attempt)Mead Baby 2.0: - active fermentation- it's a … Continue reading Mead Baby 2.0: boosting fermentation
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