Make mead. Nuff said, I’m re-trying the lemon ginger that was I think my second batch of mead I ever made and my first 5 gallon batch. I’m erring on the side of less of the flavor-y stuff this time around (as with all of my second generation meads), but I may end up adding some more in the secondary to give it a bit more flavor. Recipe:

  • 1 gallon (approx 12 lbs) Bee Well wildflower honey
  • rind and juice from 2 lemons
  • 3oz candied ginger
  • 1 packet Red Star champagne yeast
  • water up to 5gallons

Just realized that I didn’t add any yeast nutrient. I guess we’ll see how it goes and add some with another packet of yeast if the fermentation gets stuck. Stats:

  • Started: 16 Feb 2011