My wife’s comment pretty well sums it up! “I can drink that,” she says with a smile and a nod of her head.
I am a little more critical and would like to see a little more carbonation…It has been about two weeks or so since I bottled it. I will give them all a little shake to stir up the yeast to wake them up and then sample again in a week. Flavor is very nice….not tickling my hop loving palate but it was designed to please the love of my life – her nose goes up and wrinkles when one of those “hop bombs” that I love comes anywhere near her nose. The color….definitely honey as you can see from the photo below. There is a bit of honey taste and aroma….I used my dark and robust honey in the recipe…it does come through.
Choices…… the freezer is now available for use as a fermenting chamber….. I had a hive super that the bees had cleaned for me residing at 10 degrees F for a few days….kills any wax moth eggs that may be lurking and wanting to do their damage. The super is out, wrapped and ready for service next spring!
A mead is one choice…. small problem…..I need a bunch of honey, like 15 pounds. I am really not so much interested in the mead as I am in producing some honey wine vinegar. It may take almost 9 months to finish the vinegar ….. maybe a little longer to let it age. It might be ready for my “Farmer’s Market” table when I sell my honey next summer…….That is another story you can find on;
Maybe a tandem effort….a mead and an Imperial IPA…..yeah that sounds good!
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