What do you think of when you think of honey? the honey wine has existed since ancient Greece. This is a drink for poets, scholars, and royalty. It is as exquisite as any other year. Brewing meads sound scary but believe me, this is a simple process.
Here’s what you need:
The first step: Make sure everything is sterilized. Use hot water and a little bleach to clean the brewing container and other possible tools. Having a clean slate job will ensure that the taste of your mead is exactly what you want them to become.
Step 2: Mix gallons of water with honey, citrus, yeast, and about 1/8 cup raisins. (raisins?! I know this sounds arbitrary, but raisins add tannins, an important part of the wine, usually from the grapes you will use, but since the sugar in honey comes from honey, raisins are the essential ingredient.
The third step: thorough mixing. All ingredients must be added, so mix for a solid five minutes.
Step 4: Cover your kettle with the airlock. The airlock is a device that allows the gas in the fermenting yeast to escape without any unwanted contamination. Gas cylinders can be purchased from most brewing supply stores or online, but the gas cylinders have puncture needles, and the safe connection to the top of the kettle will perform the same function.
Step 5: Wait. You want the initial fermentation to last at least three weeks.
Step 6: Set up your wine and then bottling. Wine rack wine is a process of filtering all raisins, citrus and small pieces of stuff, so you have a nice clear tasting mead. The best way to set up the wine is to suck it into the bottle from the original brewing container, leaving all the sediment on the bottom, but simply pour it into the thin sieve cup or coffee filter, or even rompers Socks works.
Step 7: Pick your new wine with My Own Labels’ wine label and store it in a cool, dark place for six months to a year.
Step 8: Enjoy! The best frozen, your mead will be a gourmet food for any fall dinner party or spring garden party. And brewing an anniversary, birthday, even holiday milestones in advance, this is a really thoughtful and delicious gift!