Sun, Feb 23 | The BeeCraft Mead Company

Mead Maker: Make Your Own Mead -- REGISTRATION CLOSED

Any profits from class donated to K.A.R.E of Dawson. Gallberry honey is simply incredible! For those looking for an incredible hobby or as a fun couples activity (pay one price and share kit) Includes equipment for you to reuse, gallberry honey, instruction, and samples of mead while you learn!
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Mead Maker: Make Your Own Mead -- REGISTRATION CLOSED

Time & Location

Feb 23, 2020, 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM
The BeeCraft Mead Company, 30 Industrial Park Road, Dawsonville, GA, USA

About The Event

Produced since ancient history you, a friend, loved one, or any combination of thereof (people can work in pairs on one kit for one price) can join the ranks of the 9000 year-old tradition of Meadmaker!  Participants will receive the equipment, ingredients, expert guidance on making over one gallon of gallberry honey mead (sweeten to taste), and a sample of four different meads as we make mead!  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)!  This particular mead is based on our meadmakers last homebrew competition winning recipie (Michigan Mead Cup 2017)!

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 backsweetening), Camden tablets (optional prior to bottling), Approximately 3.5lbs of Georgia honey, six-500ml flip-top bottles (the same used by the meadery...you 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 the aforementioned flight of mead causes confussion!).

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

Note #1:  You will be asked to ferment this mead all the way and then "backsweeten".

Note #2:  We will build the yeast slurry together as a demonstration 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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