Mead Maker 101...ticket sales end on October 25th. SOLD OUT (1)
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About The Event
SOLD OUT!! Produced since ancient history you too can now join the ranks of the Meadmaker. Participants will receive the equipment and ingredients to make over one gallon of traditional off-dry/semi-sweet mead (which can be spiced later on..this will also be discussed). 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 must to ferment out at home with explicit instructions om what to do...and, more importantly, what not to do! All the while you enjoy a flight of our mead....
You will receive: A primary fermentor (2-gallon bucket with hole drilled for airlock), secondary fermentor (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), 5lbs of honey, six-500ml flip-top bottles (the same used by the meadery), instructions on what to do at home, access to the meadmaker 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)!!
Note: We will build the yeast slurry together and pitch yeast from it collectively.
Note: 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.
Note: t-shirt and bucket for temperature control not included (you will have to be here to get this joke).
Note: All money collected beyond cost of equipment and materials will go to KARE (Kids Are Really Equal)