tasting things

Quite Windy
"Was this made with a special honey?" I wondered. Nope. It's just a nice sweet sack mead with enough character to be interesting. Very accessible though, I think it tastes very much like non-mead drinkers expect mead to taste. This one's gonna make a good gift.

New: Dale

  • 1750 gr plain flower honey
  • 2 liter store bought pomegranate juice
  • ~o.5 L homepressed pomegranate juice (SO not worth the effort)
  • port yeast
  • yeast energiser

Starting gravity: 1135
Read about pomegranate mead and it sounded intriguing. I hope it still has some colour by the end of it.

New: Chai

  • 1750 gr plain flower honey
  • 2.5 liters really strong Bengal chai (Celestials Bengal Spice: Cinnamon, roasted chicory, roasted carob, natural spice and vanilla flavors with other natural flavors, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, cloves and nutmeg)
  • Mead/sweet wine yeast
  • Yeast activator 
  • Water to make up volume. 
Starting gravity: 1090
This tea is pretty sharp with the pepper and I'm hoping it'll give the mead an interesting kick.  Hopefully also a pretty dark colour.  I'm also going to try to make this one a little more semi-dry, since I've made so many really sweet ones lately.