Saturday, March 15, 2008

New Batch: 4-003 Cranberry Traditional

Tonight I brewed a new batch of mead: A Cranberry Traditional. This is a traditional (ie just honey, water, and yeast) but for the honey, I used a cranberry varietal from The Bee Folks. Here is the recipe:

4 gal water
1 gal Cranberry Honey
5 tsp yeast nutrient
1 packet EC-118 (hydrated)
OG: 1.098; Potential ABV: 13%

I am hoping that it finishes dry with a subtle berry sweetness. We shall see..


- Safari Bob

Saturday, March 1, 2008

New Mead Bottled: Black and Red

I finally bottled batch 3-007: The Buckwheat Traditional. In keeping with the TTU theme, I chose the name of Black and Red because the mead has a hue of both black and red - depending on the angle of light. From 5 gallons I managed the following:

15 750 ml wine bottles
1 1 liter flip-top
1 750 ml champagne bottle (I carbonated)

(OG: 1.102; FG: .996; ABV: 14.1%)

-Safari Bob