Tonight I started my latest batch of mead. I decided to go for a lemon green tea mix. It was a fairly uneventful process tonight that just involved me adding 3# of wildflower honey to a 1 gallon jug and topping it up with water a bit of nutrient and shaking the snot out of it for a while. Came out to 25.8 Plato. Added some Lavlin 71-B to it and will add some nutrient for the next couple days to make sure it goes alright. In secondary, I will add some very strong green tea and a lemon zest/fruit tincture that I need to put together this week. I may toss just a bit of sweetener in this, but want to make it very green tea like (but then again, honey goes great in green tea).
As for the future of this blog. I started out saying I was going to discus the ups and downs of brewing 1 gallon batches. I haven't really done that. This is basically just a log for my brews. That will change. I will try to dissect a topic fairly often and run some test batches to show of some different ways of doing things. I want this to be a place where people will decide that 1 gallon batches aren't a waste of time and energy. In the process I can talk about things such as brew in a bag vs a traditional mash, high sugar worts, different hopping techniques, and anything else I (or you) can think of.
If you have an idea for one of these topics, let me know. Other wise I will just come up with stuff on my own. I also want to work on trying to do some more videos too, but thats a few steps away still.
Until next time,