Creating a Post Consumer Life 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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