Mead Batch 001: Brew Day
A traditional or show mead. A simple start.
The goal this first year of our company is to refine a set of recipes that will be the core of what we will offer going forward. To that end, we decided to keep things simple with this first test batch.
It's a simple mead with three ingredients:
- Local honey from a fellow Stark County beekeeper.
- Bottled spring water.
- Cider yeast (and a yeast nutrient, but we aren't counting that as a separate ingredient...).
At the time of pitching, the mead had a gravity of 1.110.
We wanted a sweeter mead, which led to the quantity of honey used and yeast chosen. It's only a gallon, but that should be enough to understand how this recipe works and how to tweak it going forward.
He's a picture one week into fermentation.
It's looking good, but still has quite a distance to go.
After racking this batch near the end of March, we will head to Batch 002. Again, a traditional show mead, but with a drier approach.