Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Homebrew Mead - Part 1: Stir It Up

A couple of months ago we laid up our first batch of Mead (honey-wine) to ferment. Some friends of ours who own some bee hives were generous enough to give us about 6lbs of honey (enough for the recipe) and so on a cold December night after decorating the Christmas Tree, we went to work.

The recipe is very simple: Honey, Water, Orange(s), Rasins and of course Yeast.
Homebrew Mead-1

Heating up the honey to make it pourable (still wasnt easy to pour!)
Homebrew Mead-5

Leah on orange cutting/stuffing duty
Homebrew Mead-12

Steady does it
Homebrew Mead-9

We are now working on the 5th month that this batch has been fermenting, once we pull it out and sample/bottle it, we will post the results. The instructions and recipe we used can be found here (the rest of the site has some more in depth details).

See the rest of the pics of that night in the slideshow:

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