So with some help from a friend I was able to clean up my basement, put up some shelves, organize my brewing equipment, and start two batches. Expect video and pictures forthcoming from the clean-up and the two new batches, but for now I need to record the recipes and get to sleep.

3rd Gen recipe:

  • 1gallon wildflower honey
  • 5tsp fermax yeast nutrient
  • water up to 5 gallons
  • 4 navel oranges
  • 1.5c raisins, chopped
  • Lalvin D47 yeast

Stats:

  • Started: 29 March 2011

Just Orange recipe:

  • 4qts Orange Blossom honey (from Bee Well, though not local)
  • water up to 5 gallons
  • 5tsp Fermax
  • 5 navel oranges
  • Lalvin EC1118 (Prise de Mousse) champagne yeast (water may have been too hot, measured at 110 when I pitched yeast. I monitored my assistant’s work inadequately. Should be okay, we’ll see)

Stats:

  • Started: 29 March 2011

That puts me at 5 currently progressing batches of 5 gallons. That’s definitely the most mead I’ve ever had in production at one time. They’re all turning out great, it’s just a matter of putting the work into bottling them! Comments about yeast and pictures/vid to come later this week.

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