My latest concoction: Elderflower Mead

Hi all!

First of all, my sincere apologies for my absence! Life is getting the best of me, but from time to time, I need sometime to do things I want, things that give me pleasure.

Summer is upon us, but right before the closing of spring, it’s elderflower blooming time! They do look very pretty on the trees, but surely are tasty in several recipes. As I do enjoy brewing, why not try elderflower mead? People have tried wine, champagne, beer etc etc, but surprisingly, very few tried mead. Maybe for a reason (which of course I don’t know), but let’s experiment, why not?

I shall keep you updated on the progress of this potentially very tasty drink!

Ingredients

  • 5L of water
  • 1.5kg of honey
  • Zest and juice of one lime
  • 100g of elderflower
  • Irish Moss
  • D47 yeast

Procedure

  • Bring water to rolling boil
  • Add the honey, lime juice and zest
  • Boil for 30 minutes, add irish moss to the last 5 minutes of boil
  • Cool it down to 30C
  • Add the flowers to the demijohn and add the most to it
  • Add the yeast and ferment it for a couple of weeks

OG: 1078; Expected FG: 995

Well, now wait and see what happens!

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