Author/Submitted by: John Gosselink
Water (To Five Gallons)
Corn Sugar (For Bottling)
Blue Food Coloring
Add teabag to water for 5 minutes. Add spices and nutrient. When water reaches 170 deg. turned off heat and added honey stirring constantly. Brought back up to 170. Skim scum as it forms. After 20 min. add Irish moss. Heat for total of 30 min. When cool add yeast. At bottling add corn sugar and food coloring.
Notes: 6/15/94--brewed must
O.G.--1.075 F.G.--0.998 Alc. by vol.--10.11%
8/2/94--Bottled 50 12 oz. bottles
Again no fizz. Mystified!
I have had trouble getting my meads to carbonate. This mead starts out very rough because of the spices. As of 6/26/95 it is really beginning to integrate well. Beautiful sky blue color.
Eva: If I try this I will add at least 12.5 lbs of light honey.