Just racked my two most recent meads. The POM is really great, a very standard mead just like I wanted. Making a fairly basic batch of mead should be fool-proof. This batch is very drinkable, just sweet enough, and retains a complex flavor without bombarding your taste buds with 58 things happening at once. Stats:

  • Started: 27 Nov 2011
  • First Rack: 3 Jan 2011

This batch of Sweet Potato is still great, a brilliant idea. This batch isn’t as sweet as the previous one because of the yeast I used but it still has a sweet potato-y taste. I look forward to people trying it and thinking “Wow! What is this?” and slyly grinning as they fail to figure out exactly what fruit/vegetable/spice is dominating their palate. This batch also has the distinction of being the SECOND batch of mead that I’ve left a stirring spoon. Proving once again that a sanitized spoon has no adverse affect on the flavor of a fermenting mead. I’m calling this one “Ground’s Gold” based on the lovely light gold color this mead has.

  • Started: 27 Nov 2011
  • First Rack: 3 Jan 2011