So I did a couple little things today and started a new batch. My first post here will highlight some tasting that I was able to do.

First, I’m adding Potassium Sorbate to the Chai Mead to kill off the yeast and I’m adding the gelatin-based clarifier on the same day for the sake of convenience. I want to see if it still works effectively or if somehow the clarifier and the sorbate somehow cancel each other out. The chai mead has a very bubbly, sweet taste to it, but somehow deep as well. We’ll see how it develops as I bottle it in the next few days.

Second, I racked the blueberry mead (got a vid, will post later)…it is tasting DEElicious. Got some off-tastes to it (typical for mead that is still in development), but the blueberry is present and not too strong, the mead is sweet but not too sweet. Got rid of almost all the cruft at the bottom during the rack. This is going to be some sweet mead. Stats:

  • Started 13 Jan 2011
  • Racked 13 Feb 2011 + 1oz blueberry flavoring + 1lb wildflower honey
  • Racked 10 Mar 2011