So those two simple meads I just posted about are going to eventually turn into strawberry meads using strawberries freshly plucked from Beechwood Farms in Traveler’s Rest SC. Read that other post about some complications during the startup, but I don’t think there will be any terrible consequences in the long run. It all goes to alcohol eventually, right?!

Sweet Strawberry recipe:

  • 1 gallon+1 qt+1/2 qt wildflower honey (from Bee Well), approx. 15 lbs
  • water up to 4.5 gallons (to leave space for the strawberries in secondary
  • 1 packet Wyeast Sweet Mead yeast (4184), second packet added 5 days later

And stats:

  • Started: 15 May 2011
  • More yeast: 20 May 2011

Dry Strawberry recipe:

  • 1 gallon+1 qt+1/2 qt wildflower honey (from Bee Well), approx. 15 lbs
  • water up to 4.5 gallons (to leave space for the strawberries in secondary
  • 1 packet Wyeast Dry Mead yeast (4632), second packet added 5 days later, EC-1118 added one week later

And stats:

  • Started: 15 May 2011
  • More yeast: 20 May 2011 (another packet 4632)
  • More yeast: 22 May 2011 (EC-1118)
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