While my daughters and I were in the city, my darling husband finally got through to our internet provider and had a little chat with them. We had internet soon after. The problem is still not solved, though. It's just a make-do until a tech comes out to check the secondary account's satellite disk. When … Continue reading Let’s give this a try
For those new to this blog (welcome! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 ) we have made a couple of attempts at making mead. If you want to read more about how that went, you can visit here for the first attempt, and here for the second. Both links are for bottling day, but have links … Continue reading Another taste test, for comparison
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
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!
A bit of an update as to how things are going with our budding mead. Visit here to catch up on the process. Things got unexpected hectic yesterday. One of the things going on was realizing I hadn't heard from my mother for more than a week, and my own calls to her were all … Continue reading Mead Baby status
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