Today I put into bottles my first mead, well my first one in over 12 years. I used 375ml clear bottles for this and love them, I will use these for future meads as well.
This was just a simple 1 gallon recipe using cherry juice from Trader Joe’s. My overall my goal was to finish dry enough so this didn’t taste like cherry cough syrup. Success.
- 2 quarts Trader Joe’s 100% Cherry Juice (15 Brix)
- 1 quart Trader Joe’s 100% Tart Cherry Juice (14 Brix)
- 1 lb Clover Honey (Costco) added to obtain 25B (1.100)
- 1/8 tsp DAP
- 1/8 tsp yeast energizer
- 3 grams Lavlin 71B (Narbonne) yeast
This was put together 3/7/13
3/10/13 18B – added 1/16 tsp DAP, 1/16 tsp yeast energizer
3/17/13 11B (1.007 corrected) very slight sweetness and strong alcohol flavor.
3/31/13 Racked over to new bottle, almost completely clear
9/2/13 Bottled in 375ml clear bottles.