Let's make that Mead already!
Who wants some honey wine? I know I do!
Let's make it together. We will discuss some of the basics of this wine making technique, talk about the "must" haves, & see a few examples of locally made mead. We will also start a batch of new mead, rack off an already fermented batch, and bottle some mead for longer aging.
Please expect to be somewhat entertained, semi educated, and slightly tipsy (with knowledge) by the time class is over. We will have some examples of single racked, double racked, back-sweetened, fruit amended, in-process, & fully aged mead. We will also go over the steps of sanitation, the pros & cons of using sulfides, yeast selection & nutrition, sparkling mead, proper fermentation temperatures, racking techniques, time schedules, bottling, & cork selection.
The scope of this class is for small-scale mead making that can be done at home in anyone's kitchen. It need not be complicated, time consuming, nor expensive... but it can be if you get lost in the minutia. We will keep it simple, easy, and down to earth.
Please be at least 21 years of age prior to signing up (or at least 21 years of age by the day of the event). You are also invited to some mead sampling after the event so please plan accordingly.
There is a limit of 12 spots for this Mead-Making get together as well as a $25 charge so please RSVP early if you plan on attending. (This event is being cross-promoted on other Meetups and may reach capacity before showing here.... we'll let you know.)