Geek Night with Kyle

Geek Night with Kyle by mikeysklar
Geek Night with Kyle, a photo by mikeysklar on Flickr.

My geeky neighbor Kyle came over to help bottling 30 bottles of Chardonnay kit wine. It took about 2 hours.


Joshua Walters said...

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!

Mikey Sklar said...

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.