Tuesday, March 16, 2010

more mead

In cleaning out the freezer, I found a ton of fresh frozen unsweetened strawberries that were begging to be made into mead. I had the leftover chocolate too! So my brain got to thinking..... what would it take to turn this into something fantastic?


I went and got 2- 3 gallon carbouys and airlocks, sanitized everything and started in on the next and final batch of mead for a while....

Chocolate vanilla strawberry mead

3 gallon carbouy filled to just under top line
1/2 cup Nestle Quick milk powder 25% reduced sugar
4 tbsp Hershey’s chocolate syrup
1 vanilla bean cut lengthwise and in half
2.5 tsp Fermax
9 lbs honey
4.5 lbs frozen strawberries
3/4 cup wyeast sweet mead yeast and d-47

secondary added 2lbs frozen strawberries and pectin enzyme

Vanilla strawberry mead

3 gallon carbouy filled to just under top line
1 vanilla bean cut lengthwise and in half
2.5 tsp Fermax
9 lbs honey
6.5 lbs frozen strawberries
3/4 cup wyeast sweet mead yeast and d-47

secondary added 2 lbs frozen strawberries and pectin enzyme

I am still going to have to invest in a bunch of small wine bottles, corks and a corker.....
 
I will get some pictures of those soon. I can tell you, if these get started right and not contaminated, they will be awesome!

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