Sat, Feb 01 | The BeeCraft Mead Company

Make Cherry Vanilla Mead in Time For Spring!

The $89.99 Includes ALL equipment (for meads maker to reuse), ingredients, instructions and a flight of mead while learning! Couples pay one price and work together. Throw in a cinnamon stick for an added "apple pie" effect (included)! Please read below for details!!!!
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Make Cherry Vanilla Mead in Time For Spring!

Time & Location

Feb 01, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
The BeeCraft Mead Company, 30 Industrial Park Road, Dawsonville, GA, USA

About The Event

Produced since ancient history you, or a loved one, can now join the ranks of the Meadmaker!  Limited to 6 participants (couples/friends are encouraged and can work together on one batch), each meadmaker will receive the equipment, ingredients, and expert guidance on making over one gallon semi-sweet cherry/vanilla mead (which can be spiced later on..this will also be discussed...Ceylon cinnamon stick provided).   Perfect for spring!  This one will end up at or above 14% abv so beware!! Lead by our own meadmaker -- a nationally awarded meadmaker and two-time teacher-of-the-year!  You will first be introduced to the basic concepts, prepare your "must", take part in a demonstration on preparing a yeast slurry, pitch the yeast, and take home your mead to ferment out at home with explicit instructions on what to do (and not to do)!  Mead trivia will be thrown in between activities! All the while you enjoy a flight of our mead....

Mead makers will receive:  A primary fermenter (2-gallons), secondary fermenter (one-gallon glass carboy), airlock and bung, turkey baster for sampling,  hydrometer, siphon, bottling wand, tubing, nutrient, fining agent, potassium sorbate (used prior to bottling), Camden tablets (optional prior to bottling), Approximately 3lbs of Georgia honey (mabye more as needed),  a mix of Tart Cherry juice (we will discuss what to do if you want to use whole fruit next time), six-500ml flip-top bottles (the same used by the will have a bit left over during bottling for 'personal consumption'), instructions on what to do at home, access to BeeCraft if instructions are not clear or yeast misbehave, and a flight of mead from our meadery (and printed notes in case flight of mead clouds your memory)!! 

All money collected beyond cost of equipment, materials, and facilities will --once again-- go to KARE (Kids Are Really Equal)  

Note #1: In the event of bad weather we would move the date to Sunday the 9th.

Note #2:  We will build the yeast slurry together and pitch yeast from it collectively.

Note #3:  Yeast are funny beasts...and a bit temperamental.  There is no guarantee your mead will turn out perfect but should come close...the beauty of being a home meadmaker is that if off-flavors develop you merely use stronger spices to cover them up!  This is probably why metheglyns were invented anyway.  

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