Purple Hive HoneyTM Mead Batch 4

Brew Date: 12/21/2013

Seconds between fermentation lock outgassing.

Winter Solstice Dry Mead

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1.5 gal water - bring to boil
carboy sterilization
2 tablespoons clorox
fill to top with water
cover with plastic wrap
let sit at least 30 minutes
rinse 6 times (3 per side)
Sterilize carboy
Stir in 20 pounds SueBee® Honey + 1/2 teaspoon spring '06 harvest + 1 tablespoon citric acid
At start of boil remove from heat
Skim scum from top
Add 1 teaspoon Irish Moss
Cool 30 minutes in ice bath - until temp is around 105oF
Add 1 gal spring water to 6 gal carboy
Add 3.5 gal must to carboy
Add 2 teaspoons yeast nutrient
1 packet of boiled yeast as yeast nutrient
Add 1 gal spring water
Add 0.75 gal distilled water
Add 1 package yeast 'Red Star Pasteur Champagne'
Swirl (with hips)
Add air lock
Sterilized carboy while must was heating. Sink was going to be in use for ice bath.
Was missing some ingredients. Boiled 1 packet of Fleischmann's® yeast in a pan of water for 10 minutes as yeast nutrient. Will add 1 tsp moss in 3/4 c water (boil 10 min) to secondary.
2013-12-23 - Old yeast was dead. Ordered replacement yeast from Rebel Brewer.
2013-21-24 - Added 2 teaspoons yeast nutrient to must and yeast in warm distilled water to must.