Our first Mead!

We’re very happy with our first brew of mead!
Our bees produce some of the nicest honey that we’ve ever tasted, so we knew that our mead would be good. But it has surpassed all our expectations! Usually, mead is made from the scrapings that are left over when the honey is harvested and some or all of the yeast is derived from the natural yeast that’s on the wax or on bits of debris. We didn’t have access to our scrapings, so we used our actual harvested honey and added champagne yeast. This meant that we had a very pure honey and some extremely active yeast! The result is a very dry and fairly potent mead.

And if we feel like a bit of a singalong after sampling some of the product, the words could be something along the lines of … “Ten mead bottles standing on a wall, ten mead bottles standing on a wall. And if one mead bottle should …”. I realise that they’re actually standing on balustrading and not a wall, but I’m not prepared to even try to sing “balustrading” after drinking this stuff!

And finally another big thank you to Meadmeister Danny for showing us how its done.