Monday, January 2, 2012

Balloon Mead (medium)

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3 lbs. Honey
water to 1 gallon

Place the honey and water into a stock pot, and mix on low heat. Once mixed, bring to a boil. Let the mixture simmer for five minutes. Let it cool down to at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the mixture in your container and add your yeast. Put a balloon with some pinholes in it over the container. Ferment!

Fermentation might take up to 30 days, but the balloon mead should clear very fast.

Bottle it up and enjoy!

1.) I recommend using pasteur champagne yeast
2.) During the boil throw in a sachet of black tea to add tannins for more body. It's not necessary, but adds a little something extra.

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