Creating a Post Consumer Life & Homestead in
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Making Our Own Fuel, Power, Food & Medicine, Building Materials and Domestic Goods since 2006.
My geeky neighbor Kyle came over to help bottling 30 bottles of Chardonnay kit wine. It took about 2 hours.
Related topic re: your mead, do you source local honey and do you do 5g batches, or are you ordering kits for those too? I started homebrewing beer about 6 months back, and am considering getting a mead going. The mead kits from Midwest and Northern Brewer are reasonable and actually come in a bit cheaper than what I can get local honey for from producers at the farmer's market, but I am leery of its quality and origin. Thanks! Obviously local is better, but if I'm going to screw up a batch because it's my first, I don't want it to be with local gold!
We keep bee's so someday I hope to have a large enough honey harvest that we can make our mead from them. However, I've been using Trader Joe's and a New Mexico honey from our local grocery store. The Trader Joe's stuff came out tasting great, but I don't trust it since I didn't see crystallization. The NM honey is thicker and looks a little more authentic.Anyway, save your good stuff until you are confident in your mead skills.
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