Not a whole lot to say here, but I did rack the strawberry mead off the strawberries–about a week before the recipe says I should have, but oh well.  The ratio of strawberry to honey flavor is just about right, I think (although Morgan says that he expected more strawberry flavor), and I’m sure it will age into a very fine mead. The mead has a slightly more reddish tone to it due to the strawberries, which is pretty cool.

The strawberries got very discolored–a gross tan-like hue–and stank like the dickens, but that’s why you rack off of them, I suppose.  There is wisdom, I see now, to the idea of getting all of the juice out of the strawberries, or putting the strawberries into a mesh bag, to avoid this grossness.  But again, the mead is turning out just fine, so  for now it’s mostly an aesthetic issue, I think.

  • Started: 6 January 2010
  • First rack: 25 January 2010 (onto strawberries, in carboy)
  • Second rack: 14 February 2010 (out of strawberries, in carboy)